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The ‘giant sponge’ moorland tackling climate change and protecting homes

Re-published from Manchester Evening News: A vast area of moorland has been transformed into a ‘giant sponge’ to tackle the effects of climate change. The project on Holcombe Moor above Ramsbottom and Bury is also being credited with helping to protect nearby lowland villages from flooding during intense rainfall. Conservationists have constructed […]

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Government unveils tougher rules on grouse moor burning

Burning heather on fragile blanket bog is set to be restricted on northern England’s grouse moors under new legislation announced by the Government today. The tighter rules will mean that grouse moors will no longer be allowed to routinely set fire to heather, to engineer game bird breeding habitat, on some of the […]

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Yorkshire MPs take the battle to ban grouse moor burning to Westminster

Three Yorkshire MPs are taking the battle to save the county’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting to Westminster today. Stephanie Peacock (Shadow Flooding Minister and Barnsley East), Olivia Blake (Sheffield Hallam) and Rachel Maskell (York Central) will tell a debate in Westminster Hall that a promised ban on […]