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Spring into action: five easy, affordable gardening tasks now winter is over
Cold snaps and unseasonably warm spells have played havoc with my garden. But now it’s time to get to work – and I have a few ideas

Matt Collins

24, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Plan to test for dioxins near Ohio train derailment site is flawed, experts say
Test relies on visual inspection of ash to then check soil for toxins, which is ‘unlikely to give a complete picture’ of contamination

Tom Perkins

24, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘Almost certain to fail’: the high-risk NSW plan to offset huge new urban growth areas
Experts have raised serious doubts about the government’s plan to meet part of its offset requirements by attempting to reconstruct cleared bushland

Lisa Cox

27, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Farmers’ union called UK environment targets ‘irrational’ and ‘unachievable’
NFU raised questions over water pollution, tree planting and rewilding targets, according to documents

Helena Horton Environment reporter

27, Jan, 2023 @3:20 PM

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Cabbage-growing experiment shows human waste can be good to use as fertiliser
Scientists say yields from crops fertilised with recycled human waste rival those produced by organic methods

Phoebe Weston

18, Jan, 2023 @9:33 AM

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NSW forests could become net carbon emitters in coming decades, report finds
Declining soil organic carbon could undermine state’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050

Lisa Cox Environment reporter

04, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Nielsen Park beach upgrades delayed as NSW government fires engineering firm
National parks staff emailed residents with news, citing lack of progress on the site, before contractors say they were told

Tamsin Rose

15, Dec, 2022 @7:43 AM

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Why growing fungi at home is beginning to mushroom
Home fungus growers can boost soil quality in small gardens and cultivate exotic varieties using coffee grounds and online kits

Helena Horton Environment reporter

26, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Let fallen leaves lie, gardeners in Netherlands town urged
Allowing autumn leaves in parks and gardens to decompose boosts insect and soil health, says Eindhoven council

Senay Boztas

24, Oct, 2022 @9:43 AM

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Invest in small farmers or world will face regular food crises, says UN agency chief
Billions needed for water and soil conservation to boost resilience in small farms, says new head of UN’s agricultural financing arm

Kaamil Ahmed

06, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The leaves are turning – but be under no illusions, this is not autumn | Alys Fowler
This is nature’s equivalent of grabbing whatever you can when leaving a burning building, says gardener and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler

31, Aug, 2022 @3:47 PM

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Northern Ireland turning Republic into a ‘toilet’ for excess manure pollution
Officials investigate irregularities in poultry and pig waste exports to Ireland, as ammonia risks turning soil into a ‘wasteland’

Ella McSweeney

06, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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