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The company responsible for the construction of the East Anglia ONE wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, ScottishPower, has announced it has shifted completely from coal and gas generation to wind power.

The head of a family-owned Suffolk butchers, which has bucked the trend of independent butchers closing by opening a new outlet in Essex earlier this year, has shared the recipe of the business’ success.

It’s “crucial” people understand sea levels will rise along the East Anglian coast, says flooding expert at Suffolk conference.

The organiser of the Great British Beach Clean in Suffolk says she estimates a record number of people turned out to remove rubbish from the county’s beaches during this year’s event.

Environment Minister and Suffolk Coastal MP, Dr Thérèse Coffey looks ahead to the international Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, which gets under way in London tomorrow.

A Suffolk start-up has beat off competition from hundreds of global competitors and been selected to take part in a 12-week initiative to test real-world proof-of-concept projects with industry leading firms.

Rediscovering a sense of community is key to rejecting consumerism and living sustainably, according to an academic due to give a keynote speech at an environmental conference in Suffolk next month.

Wildlife enthusiasts from East Anglia are being asked to take part in a national study of tawny owls, so experts can get a better idea of the bird’s population and how factors such as urbanisation and light pollution are affecting this night-time hunter.

Volunteers are needed to survey the region for remnants of traditional orchards.

An innovative natural flood management scheme is being trialled around the village of Debenham in mid Suffolk

The first co-hort of students on the University of Suffolk’s new Wildlife, Ecology, and Conservation Science BSc degree course commenced their studies earlier this month.

Birdcrime 2017 report confirms 17 incidents of birds of prey being either shot at, poisoned or trapped in the East in 2017.

Last week’s Agriculture Bill emphasised the importance of the environment when working the land.

A five-year funded project to restore heathland at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Knettishall Heath reserve comes to an end this month but the benefits to wildlife in the area will be seen for years to come.

An open day offering visitors an opportunity to test drive electric vehicles (EV) and speak with owners, dealers and industry experts about the realities of EV ownership is being held in Suffolk next month.

In less than a year, the first consignment of new trains - part of £1.4bn investment – are due to start running on the region’s network.

Anglian Water is leading the way in using the latest technologies to ensure resilient water supplies, 
writes David Hartley.

With bat numbers declining in the UK it is important habitats are preserved including in buildings where they dwell and roost.

A new area of the RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden at East Bergholt, called Sisters’ Garden, was officially opened on Tuesday complete with wildlife pond and freshly-created invertebrate habitats.

A strategic approach to cutting grass along a section of sea defence wall in north Essex has helped provide a boost for a rare species of moth.

New research has shone a light on how widespread hedgehog populations are and their ability to co-exist alongside badgers.

The new head of conservation at Suffolk Wildlife Trust has spoken about what he sees as his main responsibilities at the organisation.

Is it a boat? Is it a float? No, it’s a Seabin and it is helping reduce plastic pollution at Ipswich Waterfront.

Anglian Water supported Colchester-born film-maker Eleanor Church on an expedition to one of the most plastic-strewn areas in the world. Holly Goodchild caught up with Eleanor on her return.

The hard work of conservationists has helped boost the UK population of the rare and threatened wading bird, the black-tailed godwit.

Co-op Secure Response has already more than doubled its turnover for the whole of last year.

Many modern businesses look to partner with local charities but what is the best way of supporting a 
good cause that will deliver mutual benefits over the long term?

A record number of people have responded to a government consultation on how the tax system can be used to tackle the problem of single-use plastics.

How has this year’s unpredictable weather affected butterfly populations in the county?

Millie Rose Homewood was named Young Business Person of the Year at the recent Suffolk Business Awards.

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