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It is the accumulative effects of pollution that has so damaged our our environment and it will be the accumulative effect of individuals changing what they do that will save it.

Our house is on fire

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Greta Thunberg sums the situation up. It is one of the most articulate pleas for action and for common-sense to prevail that I have heard from anyone. She is 16. In the UK she would not have a vote!

The Regulator’s Code

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Today a report was published that revealed how our railway system is governed. It is a pretty damning assessment of how a fragmented industry cannot function without proper channels of communication and leadership. It seems to me that our regulation of the environment suffers from the same fragmentation. There is a corpus of good environment legislation that, were it to be effectively applied...

Mega Dairies – Mega Problems

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What is a Mega Dairy? There is no precise definition of a mega-dairy. A farm of 1000 cows grazed on a suitable acreage, milked once a day and over-wintered in sheds is not a mega-dairy. In contrast, the same number of cows held in sheds 24/7 all year, feed on a diet to increase milk yield and milked three times a day… that’s a Mega Dairy. It could be just 500 cows and it would still...

Slurry – a beginners guide

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This is a general overview… Slurry for Dummies! To properly understand the physical and biological processes that go to form slurry and its impact on the environment involves many disciplines. There is a great deal of authoritative research and other literature written on the subject but it is mostly either very discursive or very specialist. I have not found a clear and accessible account...

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