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Smoke pollution from grouse moor fires sparks complaints from Sheffield residents

Heather burning on the grouse moors above Sheffield has sparked an outpour of complaints from city residents over the impact of smoke on air quality. At least 30 large fires have been set on the Sheffield moors by sporting estates in the past week to cultivate younger, more nutritious heather for […]

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Grouse moor burning season opens despite growing controversy

Today the burning of Britain’s carbon-rich peat moors by grouse shooting estates begins amid mounting controversy surrounding the contribution the practice makes to climate change. Wild Moors is warning that a complete ban on burning on peatlands, a ritual performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten by grouse […]

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Councils urged to back a ban on grouse moor burning

Councils are being urged to join the battle to save northern England’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. Coinciding with the controversial grouse moor burning season opening on Friday, 1 October, Wild Moors has written to Council Leaders seeking support for a complete ban on the environmentally-damaging practice. Grouse […]

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Restoring the uplands rises to the top of the agenda at Ministerial flood prevention visit

An urgent need to increase focus on natural flood management was at the top of the agenda of a roundtable meeting between Environment Minister Rebecca Pow, MPs and local authorities held in Hebden Bridge yesterday.