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A strong pong has returned to the Nacton area of Ipswich, residents say - a smell caused by tankers transporting waste water to the nearby sewerage works.

Only a tiny fraction of businesses are aware of the potential of electric freight transport, a straw poll at a conference in Ipswich suggests.

Sunnyfields Honey & Home in north Essex offers visitors a bee's-eye view of the world

Suffolk Wildlife Trust hails success of event aimed at sparking debate about the state of the region's natural world.

In June 2018 black beetles swarmed in Suffolk, leaving residents covered in bugs - will they return to East Anglia in 2019?

If we are to reach 'net-zero' emissions by 2050, we need to capture carbon. Rewilding could sequester greenhouse gases, as well as bring many other benefits for man and wildlife.

Farmers say they will tackle air pollution after figures revealed Suffolk is among the nation's worst producers of toxic ammonia.

Funds from summer event will go towards protecting communities along one of Suffolk's best known rivers.

Adnam's sustainability manager Benedict Orchard discusses some of the innovations that make the East Anglian brewer a leading environmental champion,

Adnams backs the Government's commitment to ending the UK's contribution to climate change by 2050.

Plans to restore a visitor and education centre on the banks of a picturesque Suffolk river after it was ravaged by fire have been revealed.

A photography exhibition has opened in Suffolk featuring images and words showing the value of nature in East Anglia.

Dr Charles Beardall OBE says climate change is "threatening our existence on this planet".

The slimy-fruited stonewort was last seen in Great Britain in 1959.

It took some balls to produce - but now an 18-year-old who mowed a rude anti-Trump message into a field has changed it to something a little less controversial after a visit from police.

A teenage artist from Essex has greeted Donald Trump with a rather ballsy climate change message, as the US president arrives at Stansted Airport for his state visit.

Growing concern is being voiced over plans for seven major energy projects in part of east Suffolk - and the lack of coordinated policy to deal with the concentration of development.

A concerned resident has voiced her anger after discovering a Suffolk council's recycling bags are wrapped in single-use plastic.

Ross Bentley has a close encounter with wildlife in Suffolk's county town

Plans to increase the amount of rubbish being processed at Suffolk's state-of-the-art incinerator have come about because more plastic is being recycled in the county, according to the plant manager.

A growing number of people love nothing better than going out and photographing the region's wildlife. But how close is too close?

Water levels could be 'precarious' this summer after a lack of rainfall in recent weeks exacerbating the fact the water table is already low.

Protestors from Extinction Rebellion staged a 'die-in' at a food and drink festival to raise awareness of the plight of bees across the country.

Sizewell B nuclear power station is being switched off for planned refuelling and maintenance work this week - after a run of 485 days of continuous electricity production.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs names Orford Inshore as a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ).

A family from Hadleigh had the rare experience of spotting a natural phenomenom over Brightlingsea beach in Essex.

Schools, workplaces and residents across East Suffolk are being encouraged to tackle air pollution in their communities.

The 'Wild in the Stour Valley' event in Sudbury offers opportunities for youngsters to have a go at kayaking, pond dipping, minibeast hunts, arts and crafts and much more besides.

Volunteers spent their bank holiday morning collecting up thousands of cigarette butts in Ipswich town centre - to launch Blitz the Butt Day, which will take place in August.

No-one knows when the next tree disease like ash dieback will arise but a team of volunteers in Suffolk are collecting seeds from native species as an insurance policy.

Eden Rose Coppice Trust can continue its support of young people after successfully reaching its £40,000 target.

Crowds of youth climate activists have been striking at the Cornhill today as they call for urgent action from the government.

Damage to sea defences has sparked fears over the safety of an area of Suffolk's collapsing coast near to where a man died.

Young people are preparing to go on strike tomorrow morning at Ipswich Cornhill as they call for immediate government action on the climate emergency.

Felixstowe's Landguard peninsula - which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to enjoy its heritage attractions and varied landscape - has seen many changes in the past 30 years and now its managers are looking at the challenges ahead.

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