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£80m government fund for 1 million trees to be planted

£80m government fund for 1 million trees to be planted: The government will give £80 million in funds to back 2,500 green jobs, plant nearly 1 million trees as well as speed up nature recovery throughout the UK. The Green Recovery Challenge Fund will give money for 90 projects focused on making ‘insect pathways’ into…
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NE to get a newly made forest to support a greener outlook

NE to get a newly made forest to support a greener outlook: A new ‘Community Forest’ is being developed in the North East to promote a ‘greener future’. The Department for Environment, Food & Affairs (Defra), England Community Forests & 6 local authorities have teamed up for the plan, they will witness 500 hectares of…
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Drax put Canadian forest, wildlife & climate at risk

Drax put Canadian forest, wildlife & climate at risk : Climate and forest campaigners worldwide are warning that today’s decision by Drax Group PLC shareholders to approve the company’s acquisition of the Canadian wood pellet producer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc, is far from sustainable and represents a highly risky move for Drax, both financially and…
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Recycling blunder by tech firm pays for mass tree planting

Recycling blunder by tech firm pays for mass tree planting: The planting of several thousand trees has been funded by a London-based computer support company after failing to register packaging waste. Between 2002 and 2003 and from 2008 to 2015, EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd in Brentford failed to register the packaging waste it produced.…
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More trees are needed from ten largest landowners

More trees are needed from ten largest landowners: More trees need to be grown by England’s largest landowners to help store carbon and tackle climate change. Friends of the Earth has made the call, which claims some of the biggest English landowners have woodland cover ‘even lower than the weak national average’ – it urges…
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English tree cover could be tripled across the country

English tree cover could be tripled across the country: Existing tree cover across England could be tripled as there is enough suitable land. Friends of the Earth has made the suggestion, unpublished Forestry Commission data has been analysed and they have found there is sufficient tree-suitable land for an additional 3.2 million hectares of woods…
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Investors and planters matched to beat deforestation

Investors and planters matched to beat deforestation: A new application has been launched which pairs investors with funds to spend to people who can plant trees to combat deforestation. Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI), the platform and mobile app has been named ‘TerraMatch’. At first, all project and funding proposals will be investigated…
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