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An invasive plant, known as Himalyan Balsam, has been successfully pulled from the bank of an Essex river.

Visitors heading to Christchurch Mansion for the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition should be able to enjoy more of the park after this week when a popular nature walk is reopened.

Growing trees alongside crops - or 'agroforestry' - could be an "exciting" option for farmers in the battle to slow down climate change, a prominent Suffolk farmer says.

East Anglia is renowned for many things but few people will know it can lay claim to being the farm pond capital of England and Wales.

A blue strobe light was spotted flashing over Essex last night and it will return for the next two nights in a bid to raise awareness of coastal flooding.

More than 1,000 fish had to be rescued from a weir due to the low flow of water.

Rare black squirrels could become a more common sight in East Anglia, according to an expert who has mapped the spread of the rodent in the UK.

Local adventuress Lucy Shepherd has witnessed the devastating impact of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet, and says that drastic action is needed to slow the march of global warming

A picture of a sewage-filled pipe in Ipswich has been shared by Anglian Water in a bid to remind people to flush responsibly.

A farmer has hit out at Suffolk County Council after its contractors flailed one of its roadside nature reserves too early - destroying its wild flowers.

Fresh fears about the expansion of intensive poultry farming have been raised after further proposals were announced for huge chicken barns housing hundreds of thousands of birds.

Duck weed which has polluted an iconic river is being scooped up by a digger in a bid to improve the waterway's "terrible condition".

Campaigners have voiced concerns over where up to two million litres of drinking quality water will come from every day to cool the reactors of the new Sizewell C nuclear power station if it is built.

Proposals for a major change in layout of part of the Sizewell B site have been criticised as "premature", would unnecessarily destroy woodland and harm an area of oustanding natural beauty.

Britain's premier container port says it is preparing to double the amount of cargo it sends by rail once dualling of part of the Felixstowe-Ipswich line is fully complete.

Conservationists in three different parts of Suffolk report on the state of three different hedges.

With heatwaves predicted to become more frequent, how are architects responding to climate change?

They litter the streets, clog up rivers and leak chemicals into the soil...and now one Ipswich man has called on this "mountain of shame" to be stopped - no ifs, no butts.

Colchester MP Will Quince has taken to social media to criticise council chiefs for the state of the River Colne in the north Essex town.

East Anglian farmers are "acutely aware" of the climate change challenge and committed to tackling it, a farmers' leader said as a new report warned of the dire effects land use was having on temperature rises.

Ipswich Borough Council has been named the greenest authority in the east of England, according to government statistics.

Proposals to ban the use of floating lanterns and balloons in Ipswich parks have been given the green light.

Dead fish have been spotted at a pond in an Ipswich park after extreme weather left the water without any oxygen.

Sizewell B has been switched back on after being off-grid for more than nine weeks for refuelling and important maintenance work.

The Environment Agency has admitted it is too busy to dispose of more than 1,000 dead fish that are rotting in an East Anglian river.

Despite having been outlawed, illegal hare coursing activity still goes on. Now Suffolk's Rural and Wildlife Crime team have invested in a drone to crack down on this cruel pastime.

Fresh measures to safeguard the environment have been agreed by a Suffolk council, with wildlife corridors added to the green agenda.

Residents living close to the eroding shoreline want a plan that provides protection to property north of the Headlands to 2060.

Use of balloons and Chinese floating lanterns look set to be banned in Ipswich parks in a bid to ease environmental concerns.

Young climate campaigners need a more sophisticated approach if they are to truly influence MPs and councillors, according to the organiser of an environmental festival being held on the Suffolk coast.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended almost 90 animal rescues last year - a service which area commander Ian Bowell says is a vital part of protecting the public.

Holiday Inn hotels across the region are to stop including disposable miniature toiletry bottles in their rooms, as part of a drive to cut down on the use of plastic.

Flotilla event organised by The Alde & Ore Estuary Trust as part of its Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign.

County council chiefs are to write again to Government to voice their concern over the number of massive energy projects planned for a small area of east Suffolk.

More than £150million in pension funds at a Suffolk council are to be put into a dedicated pot investing in climate-aware companies, it has emerged.

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