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Plans for an innovative solution to protect beach huts from coastal erosion in Felixstowe have been given the green light for a trial of up to a year.

Host of Springwatch Chris Packham and fellow conservationist Megan McCubbin will be hosting a live event to celebrate RSPB Minsmere and Sizewell Marshes SSSI this week.

Farmers are set to create turtle dove feed plots across Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reverse dramatic declines in one of the UK’s most celebrated farmland birds.

Walk a mile in the shoes of Geoff Everett, field technician in water recycling for Anglian Water. Here he explains how his work keeps your taps flowing while helping to protect the environment.

A long-running dispute over the moving of buildings associated with Sizewell B onto an historic woodland has ended, after campaigners lost their final legal challenge.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed a nuclear power future for Britain as part of his green industrial revolution – but failed to give the green light to the Suffolk project as some had been anticipating, or even mention it specifically.

Consultation has been launched today on a series of proposed changes to the plans for Sizewell C – which EDF Energy says would take hundreds of lorries a day off Suffolk’s roads during its construction.

EDF Energy has outlined changes to its plans which it says will reduce the use of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by using brownfield land for critical buildings that need to be moved, and also to create more fen meadow.

Parish councils have had their say on plan to build a huge solar panel farm in the Suffolk countryside.

Energy giant EDF has revealed further details of the landscaped habitat it will create to compensate for the loss of an historic woodland during the Sizewell C development.

New parking charges were only introduced across the district two months ago after a thorough review of car park usage, but council chiefs say that issues created by the Covid-19 virus have affected drivers’ behaviour.

Guardians of one of Britain’s most precious habitats are waiting to see how Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan for the environment will affect their Suffolk site.

Developers of what would be the UK’s biggest solar farm planned for the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border have been asked to provide more detail on the proposals - amid serious concerns over its impact.

More trees and hedges will be planted across two Suffolk districts after plans to improve biodiversity were agreed.

Planning officials are investigating after part of a row of established trees and shrubs lining a footpath on the edge of an enormous building site were ripped out.

A judge has rejected a legal challenge over the granting of permission for an activity lake at a Suffolk manor house.

A 10-year plan has been mapped out for Ipswich Borough Council to become carbon neutral by 2030.

More than 527,000 single-use plastic items are being eradicated from use by Ipswich Borough Council, according to a new report – a 60% reduction.

A Suffolk environmental activist has called on residents to avoid using disposable face masks if possible after a study revealed the “concerning” amount of PPE litter on beaches.

He may look like he’s having fun, but this four-legged enforcer is busy training for a serious mission.

Work to repair Southwold Harbour costing up to £1.1million has been given approval to begin in spring next year.

For many, the idea of a quiet area of land away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world would be perfect and that’s exactly what one person could be buying if they purchase an area of Suffolk woodland which is up for sale.

Smoking shelters and bins have been installed at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals after fears that littered cigarette butts were effecting neighbours.

Calls to protect Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines and countryside from being ripped up to accommodate offshore wind technology have been backed by MPs.

Environmental activists Extinction Rebellion are set to hold a protest in Ipswich to highlight the climate catastrophe.

More than 60% of the trees in a conservation area in Needham Market could be felled after they were deemed not suitable for protection orders.

Campaigners have agreed to continue their battle to stop an historic Suffolk woodland from being felled – and are taking the fight to the Court of Appeal.

A Hadleigh mum who started a zero-waste business in Cyprus after being shocked by the country’s waste problem is bringing an eco-friendly store to her hometown.

A meteor shower over Suffolk and Essex is expected to peak tonight and tomorrow - with up to 25 “very bright” shooting stars an hour.

Campaigners have voiced their frustration at major changes to the Sizewell C plans which have been submitted just days after more than 1,200 respondents gave their views on the project.

Significant changes have been put forward to the plans for the £20billion Sizewell C nuclear power station to cut the number of lorries on Suffolk’s roads and curb its impact on the environment.

Colorifix is a biotechnology company based at Norwich Research Park developing a sustainable method of dying fabrics that is turning the textiles industry green. With designer Stella McCartney and brands like H&M already onboard, the exciting new technology has the potential to radically reduce the environmental impact of the fashion world. Charles Bliss reports.

A zoo has welcomed a brand new baby reticulated giraffe - the first calf in six years.

Pupils in Ipswich spent the morning chatting with drivers on the school run about how they can do more for the environment.

Farming can alleviate many of society’s present ills – but the industry will need a post-Brexit cash boost to achieve that, a group of nature-friendly farmers say.

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