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Homes in East Suffolk are being challenged to have a go at ways to be greener, as part of a drive to make homes more environmentally friendly.

The Mayor of Woodbridge Eamonn O'Nolan has defended his choice to wear his mayoral robes during Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests following his arrest yesterday and said it showed he was representing his town.

Woodbridge Mayor Eamonn O'Nolan has been removed from the Extinction Rebellion protests in London wearing full mayoral robes.

Green-fingered school pupils at Bildeston Primary School have high hopes that their pilot eco project will inspire others to become more sustainable.

Doctors should prescribe participation in outdoor conservation activities for patients suffering with depression and stress, a leading nature organisation has said.

Software developed by Essex firm is helping the property sector analyse the risks posed by climate change.

The chief executive of Essex Wildlife Trust has called for "a grown-up conversation" about the impact an increasing population is having on wildlife in the region.

Innovative wetland restoration techniques are helping to boost the bittern population at RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk.

Plans for a £600,000 visitor centre and cafe at Needham Lake, one of Suffolk's most popular beauty spots, have been unveiled to the public.

More than 40 bags of rubbish were cleared from around the Orwell Bridge by a pack of avid litter pickers.

Millions of pounds have been pledged by a Suffolk council to revamp recycling facilities in Great Blakenham, in an effort to save cash on disposing waste long term.

Ipswich and Colchester have been going green this year switching to electric vehicles and planting more trees - as a new league table ranks them in the top 10 climate-friendly councils in the country.

Union leaders say they are backing plans for Sizewell C because of worries over potential energy gaps when the wind is not strong enough to generate electricity.

A vital £4 million construction project stabilising the cliffs at Holland-on-Sea has been completed, safeguarding the future of dozens of homes and businesses.

East Anglian farmers have spoken up in defence of extensively-farmed red meat production after reports suggesting we should move towards a plant-based diet to save the planet.

Free trees for families and wildflower verges are to be introduced by Babergh District Council as it commits to enhancing and protecting biodiversity and combat climate change.

Conservationists in East Anglia are reporting an increase in sightings of a rare moth that is widely considered to be one of the largest and most spectacular insects native to the UK.

An ambitious initiative to boost the natural landscapes and celebrate the heritage of the Brecks area of Suffolk and Norfolk has been given the go ahead after securing significant funding.

A flood alert for the Suffolk and Essex coast has been issued by the Environment Agency, warning that some coastal roads and footpaths could be flooded today and late tonight.

Biffa was fined £350,000 for trying to ship household rubbish to China labelled as waste paper fit for recycling.

Proposal is part of wide-ranging review which could shake-up the way the region's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are managed.

Massive housing development schemes in Essex have been given a broadside by former pop star Feargal Sharkey for placing extra pressure on critically low water supplies.

Energy company bosses do not anticipate unexpected cost increases with Sizewell C - despite its sister nuclear power project's building costs rising by up to £2.9billion.

Up to 400 jobs could be lost due to the impact on tourism of major energy projects on the Suffolk coast, research has claimed.

The county councils of Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex all control unwanted growth on roadsides and pavements through the use of glyphosate-based herbicides, which have been linked to causing cancer and harming insects.

Teams of volunteers will be out and about along Suffolk's beautiful coastline today - giving it a clean and recording what they find.

Suffolk's incinerator at Great Blakenham may have to take more waste from further afield because it isn't able to generate as much heat as expected.

Diners at Burger King restaurants in Ipswich will be able to hand back their freebie plastic toys as the fast-food giant looks to redress the issue of single-use plastics.

Hundreds of climate change protesters took to the streets in towns across the region as part of the International Day of action on climate change.

Thousands of people - including schoolchildren - are hitting the streets today to support the Global Climate Strike, with a series of climate change protests happening across Suffolk and north Essex.

People have been asked to report any signs of cruelty to raptors as part of a national initiative being promoted by Suffolk Police.

Research involving a colony of gulls on the Suffolk coast has shown the birds could be vulnerable to collisions with wind turbines while on migration, as well as during the breeding season.

The pioneering collaboration comes as part of the Alde and Ore Estuary Partnership's (AOEP) plans to put in place a programme of work, including raising river walls, to make the estuary landscape of homes, businesses and protected wildlife resilient to a one-in-200 year tidal surge.

Volunteers are set to clear up the coast this weekend as part of the Great British Beach Clean.

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