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Havant nature lovers will unite to ‘toughen up’ council’s green policies for 10,000-home local plan

Campaigners set to meet on Wednesday say environmental policies need to be ‘toughened up’ as Havant Borough Council seeks to progress its Local Plan for 2036 – which outlines sites it deems suitable to take on more than 9,000 new homes

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 26th February 2019
Story by Byron Melton

ECO-ACTIVISTS will scrutinise a council’s green policies as it plans for the construction of more than 9,000 new homes.  In a meeting at the Wheelwright’s Arms from 6.30pm tomorrow nature lovers will trawl through the Environment section of Havant Borough Council’s Pre-Submission Local Plan for 2036.  

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UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

Published on the BBC News website on the 22nd February 2019

By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent

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The plants, animals, crops and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.

If these critical species are lost, the report says, it “places the future of our food system under severe threat”.

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‘Is it time to get angry about climate change?’

Ray Cobbett asks if it’s time to get angry over climate change?

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 12th February 2019

By Ray Cobbett of Havant and East Hampshire Friends of the Earth

In 2018 the UN’s International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted that we have just 12 years to prevent average world temperatures rising above 1.5C.

Beyond that and we risk a future of biblical flooding, massive forest fires, daily temperatures in some cities approaching 50C as well as mass migration and species extinction.

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