Here’s a summary of what’s been in the news across our main campaign areas over the last week:

Bees Butterflies & Blooms on iPlayer great programme explaining why we want to get Britain Buzzing!
The Badger Trust prepares legal challenge on #Badger cull. #Wildlife #Science
Are tuna + mackerel stocks close to collapse? #fish #marine #biodiversity #business #EcosystemServices @ProBiodiversity

“If, God forbid, there were no pollinators it would cost economy £400m pa to substitute for that.” #bees #Rioplus20

George #Osborne is wrong in saying protecting our environment is a burden. #Wildlife and #Countryside Link shows why:

Energy & Climate Change
Well, that’s nice of them! Only1/3: RT @IVSolarUK: DECC predicts a third of UK solar workers will lose their jobs:
Response by @wwwfoecouk to Government announcement on plans to reform solar subsidies:
World’s biggest wind farm opens, but it’s just a drop in the ocean:
RT @powellds: DECC proposal is that tariff rates will fall by ANOTHER 25% – from 21p – as soon as July 2012
RT @wwwfoecouk: Ed Davey speech on energy efficiency – Friends of the Earth reaction: New Energy Secretary…

RT @Good_Energy: BBC #Panorama accepts it should have been clearer that it’s gas prices that are pushing up fuel bills
RT @FOE_Scotland: Every windfarm mapped – and the MPs who hate them | News |

Oil man is new chairman of Carbon Trust – really? How does that work to build trust?
RT @Martin_Abrams: Why Tory MPs opposition to wind power will put your energy bill up: #Wind #Energy #Climate

RT @getgood: Set of pics of Island House covered in plastic today #saveislandhouse
RT @BCCNewsRoom: Consultation on #green guidance for development in Birmingham: #brum #localgov #planning
RT @LocaliseWM: Birmingham City Council – a poor landlord for the Wholesale Markets #supportourmarkets
RT @jonwalker121: Mayoral hopeful Sion Simon on his campaign to protect Birmingham’s wholesale markets >His campaign?
£1 million Government funding announced for ‘Portas Pilots’: our article on Portas review:

RT @AirportWatch: Planes & pollution: Trouble in the air, double on the ground | The Economist
RT @AirportWatch: UK carbon emissions up 3.1% in 2010 compared to 2009. Aviation 6.4% of UK total in 2010.
RT @BBCPolitics: The Times cycling campaign in Commons debate in fortnight. Peers have already debated safety options:
Don’t agree with this at all – re-open stations: RT @the_ecologist: Why closure of lines is vastly preferable to #HS2:

Airport is “morbidly obese gourmand giving up a weekly tube of Smarties & pretending this will help him lose weight.”
Rebel Tory alliance to mount legal challenge to £34bn high-speed rail scheme:
RT @ModeRange: I just asked my councillor to take action on icy, slippery streets via @livingstreets

Waste & Resource Use
Designing out waste is not only at the core of a circular economy but crucial in society’s transition towards it:
Terrapins thrown in rubbish are rescued from waste plant: – good job it wasn’t an incinerator – would’ve had no chance!
RT @James_BG: So has Pickles u-turned on bin collections or was it always going to be more progressive than it sounded?

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MT @LocaliseWM: Call for up to £70bn Green Quantitative Easing to stabilise flagging UK economy: Agree
MT @escapethecheese: Escape Valentine’s day & raise money to help @northfieldeco plant trees at @urbancoffeeco on 14th.
Are we going to get a bill for a supermarket adjudicator as recommended by the competition commission?
Good work Roger. Thanks for backing our ask RT @RogerGodsiff I call for supermarket watchdog in the next Queen’s Speech
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RT @jrf_uk: ‘Why economic inequality leads to collapse’ via @guardian
New blog post about the West Midlands regional gathering on Saturday: #foegath

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