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Spotlight - Kevin Anderson
Source talks to Dr Kevin Anderson, Research Director at the Tyndell Centre for Climate Change Research about his current role and his aspiration that the Northwest can lead the way in the fight against climate change.
Japanese knotweed - a plant that can grow through concrete and damage the foundations of houses. Giant hogweed - a plant that has sap that burns the skin and leaves wounds that can be aggravated by light up to six years after the initial contact. This may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but non-native invasive plants are one of the biggest threats to the UK's biodiversity. Ciara Leeming investigates some of the countries most dangerous plants and explores the problems associated with their control and eradication.
Down to the Sea in Ships - Source
The Port of Liverpool, located on the mouth of the great River Mersey is the largest working dock in the Northwest and the most efficient in the country. It handles more UK, non-EU and container traffic than any of the ports on the east coast and exports more scrap metal to be reused and recycled, than anywhere else in the UK. Michael Taylor takes a guided tour around one of the Northwest’s most important assets and finds out what keeps the massive operation running like clockwork.
Environmental Champion - Joe Feeley
Source talks to Joe Feeley of IN Environmental Services. This community-based social enterprise employs local young people, often from criminal backgrounds, to clean and green grot-spots and open spaces across Merseyside. The project provides training and development to its workforce whilst encouraging them to take pride and ownership of their local area.
Seizing the Day
Source goes to talk to a variety of businesses, artists and academics about what they as individuals and companies are doing to become greener, more sustainable and to reduce carbon emissions.
Spotlight - Richard Leafe
Source talks to Richard Leafe, Northwest regional director of Natural England about the remit for his job and how the newly created agency will be working towards greater access and enjoyment of the natural environment for all.
The Keyboard is Mightier than the Sword
Here in the 21st century any environmental campaign worth it's salt will have an online presence, but having a website is old news now and blogging is the new rock and roll. Louise Tickle explores the benefits that having a weblog can provide for an organisation and finds out what you need to do to make your own blog a success.
Case Notes - Caught in a Trap
Ciara Leeming talks to Action Darwen Valley about their innovative new project - the River Darwen Litter Trap. The trap, which is a first of its kind in the country, is located in Witton Country Park and catches litter thrown in the river and prevents it from spoiling the countryside downstream.