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Worried residents from across east Suffolk voiced their dismay about plans for Sizewell C at a public meeting near the proposed site on Saturday morning.

The southern small white is heading our way from Europe, says Suffolk’s butterfly recorder.

If people are to truly enjoy the freedom of the country’s rivers, they must have the legal right to use them, says Suffolk author Matt Gaw.

Fast fashion needs a long term ‘fix’ to minimise the affect it’s having on our planet, says Emily Cotton.

The recent spate of fine weather has resulted in a flurry of early sightings of butterflies across Suffolk.

Key earthworm types are rare or absent from two out of five fields, a study of England’s farmland has shown.

The scheme is part of Braintree District Council’s latest push to reduce the amount of rubbish thrown from car windows.

A popular boating lake is to be restored after a £15,000 grant to develop a vision for regeneration.

Campaigners behind a motion calling for garden waste collection charges to be scrapped in a Suffolk district described subscription fees as a “tax” on people for doing the right thing.

If you missed yesterday’s lunar phenomenon you may still be able to catch a glimpse of it today.

The East of England Co-op has launched a campaign with Ipswich Borough Council aimed to addressing the biggest contributors to recycling contamination.

Student conservationists are hoping to attract a colony of swifts after nest boxes were installed at Colchester Sixth Form College.

Royal Horticultural Society says last summer’s heatwave and the mild winter mean floral scents are extra potent.

Sky-gazers may have spotted a significant change in the size of the moon this morning and it is only set to get bigger as the day goes on.

A seaside caravan park has reassured customers following a period of severe coastal erosion which saw holiday homes moved back from a nearby cliff edge.

A man has been arrested after a three-hour stand-off with armed police at a house in Ipswich.

Ipswich primary students at Handford Hall school saved the planet in their recent self-penned production at Sir John Mills theatre.

Residents at a care home in Stowmarket had the chance to get up close with some feathered friends to mark the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

An elevated viewing platform has been erected to give nature lovers better views of wildlife on a wetland nature reserve in Thetford.

Most shops you go to are full of products made of plastic and wrapped in...yet more plastic.

New report warns 40% of insect species could become extinct in a few decades.

Thousands of young people across the UK opted to miss school or college on Friday to demand action on climate change.

Waste management group Viridor is to invest £15.4 million in the Masons Recycling Facility near Ipswich.

A drain in Ipswich was found inexplicably stuffed with Yorkshire puddings by Anglian Water.

A successful scheme which gifted free fruit trees to newborns last year is set to continue for another year.

If you thought the Essex Vegan Festival was just for vegans and vegetarians, then think again.

TV presenter Chris Packham has launched a not-for-profit company called Wild Justice.

The weed, which has been known to grow through concrete, knock down walls and destroy foundations is now prevalent across much of Britain.

A big-name retail chain has raised concerns over potential post-Brexit disruption at deep sea ports sparking worries over the impact of leaving the EU on Britain’s biggest container port of Felixstowe.

Machines that make a new kind of paper bottle which could revolutionise the packaging industry and help to purge the environment of plastic rubbish are being built in Suffolk.

Plans for Sizewell C could have much wider reaching consequences, that’s the warning from concerned residents in east Suffolk.

Some of Ipswich’s most congested roads may be given management plans to tackle high pollution levels in the next few years, amid concerns that there is a lack or urgency to the borough council’s air quality strategy.

Children across the UK - including some from East Anglia - are planning to miss school this Friday as part of a country-wide youth protest demanding action on climate change.

A report suggesting plant-based diets are better for us, and better for the planet, has provoked mixed reactions from East Anglia’s food and farming community, with some pointing out the important role livestock plays in creating good farm systems.

Depending on who you talk to: drones are either the cause of harassment to wild creatures or useful tools in conservation work.

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