Catherine Early

Bee on blossom

Campaigners rejoice European Union neonicotinoid ban

Catherine Early
| 30th April 2018
Bee-killing insecticides will face a near total ban in Europe following a vote by member states in favour of proposals by the European Commission. The UK government supported the ban, which it says it will maintain after Brexit. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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Pont Valley Protest Camp evicted by police

Two arrested at coal protest site eviction

Catherine Early
| 20th April 2018
Police have arrested two activists taking part in a protest against an open cast coal mine in County Durham. Campaigners claim the eviction could collapse tunnels and injure protesters inside. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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Anti-logging protestors from Greenpeace Poland

Campaigners hail 'huge victory' for forest defenders

Catherine Early
| 17th April 2018
The European Union's top court ruled today that increased logging in Białowieża broke EU nature laws. The Polish government must now reverse decisions that allowed logging, or face fines of up to tens of millions of euros. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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Bird caught in a net, Cyprus

Camera snaps ensnare bird trappers on Cyprus reports RSPB

Catherine Early
| 13th March 2018
The tables have been turned on trappers illegally killing songbirds on a British military base in Cyprus after conservationists used camera traps to catch them in the act. Bird charities are urging further support from the Ministry of Defence to stamp out the practice for good. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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Stressed? Slow your mind down in the forest

Catherine Early
| 5th January 2018
New years’ resolutions typically consist of promises to exercise more, sleep better and generally be more healthy and less stressed. As everyone returns to work this can be a real challenge. A practice originating in Japan and now being trialled by the RSPB and on Forestry Commission holidays could help you achieve all this and more. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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President Santos: environmental saint or sinner?

Catherine Early
| 20th November 2017
President Santos of Colombia has won awards for championing peace and biodiversity. He was in London recently to receive the Kew International Medal, the first head of state to be awarded the honour by the Royal Botanical Gardens (RGB) Kew. But not everyone is impressed, reports CATHERINE EARLY.

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