Latest Campaign to Protect Rural England Stories

2009-01-16 16:05:00

A survey suggests that a growing number of people are unable to see the night sky because of glare from poorly designed outdoor lights in built up areas.In an attempt to study these conditions, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and the British Astronomical Association had some 1,829 members of the UK public counting stars for the study.During the study, they were asked to focus on the constellation of Orion, one of the most easily identified.There are about 50 of Orion's stars that could...

2008-10-08 00:00:00

Your headline article and editorial on September 16 ("No merit in wind energy - report") would give the reader the impression that the REF/CPRE "report" (actually entitled UK Renewables Subsidies: A Simple Description and Commentary) is a comprehensive review producing new evidence that wind power is not a realistic proposition. In fact it is very short (15 pages), half of which is an explanation of the renewables obligation and climate change levy and how these distort the market and are...

2008-09-11 00:00:00

More than 8,000 trees and hedging plants have been planted by Cornish schools and youth groups over the past year. The Cornwall branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) gave a grant of pounds10,000 to the project. The money enabled the Woodland Trust to supply more than 275 hedge and copse packs to young people. Michelle Byrne, regional development officer for the Woodland Trust, said: "We really appreciate the significant donation CPRE has made towards our hedge and copse...

2008-08-04 18:00:54

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners yesterday said they hope new power cables to carry electricity generated by wind farms will lie underground. The Campaign to Protect Rural England was responding to news that electricity transmission and distribution companies are set to announce plans for a pounds 10bn rewiring of Britain. A report due in the autumn will suggest that because of the shift to wind-powered energy, thousands of miles of new high-voltage power cables may have to be put in place to...

2008-07-28 18:00:00

THE Government should be congratulated on its moves to protect the environment on farmland, say leaders of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, (CPRE). The charity says it welcomes the decision by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn to take forward recommendation for a replacement for the set aside scheme. This will require farmers to put a percentage of their land into environmental management. Ian Woodhurst, CPRE's senior farming campaigner, said; "This decision is good news for our...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.