Environmental issues in Britain

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Fictional countryside

March 17th, 2010

Interesting article by Jonathan Meades in The Guardian.

No longer a place of work, the English countryside has been tidied up and made picturesque, based on a mythical rural idyll…Read

Reminds me of DH Auden comment in the 1940s on the Lake District.

“Am I to see in the Lake District, then….Another bourgeois invention like the piano?”

Britain’s greenest city

November 19th, 2009

Newcastle-upon-Tyne has been named the greenest city in Britain for its work in recycling, green space and tackling climate change.  The Guardian Otters have even returned to the Tyne in the centre of the city. Meanwhile, Stoke-on-Trent has become the first city to sign up to the 10:10 environmental campaign