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Watch the excellent film "Home" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand about Earth

Home FilmInternationally renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand makes his feature directorial debut with this environmentally conscious documentary produced by Luc Besson, and narrated by Glenn Close. Shot in 54 countries and 120 locations over 217 days, Home presents the many wonders of planet Earth from an entirely aerial perspective. As such, we are afforded the unique opportunity to witness our changing environment from an entirely new vantage point. In our 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has hopelessly upset Mother Nature’s delicate balance. Some experts claim that we have less than ten years to change our patterns of consumption and reverse the trend before the damage is irreversible. Produced to inspire action and encourage thoughtful debate, Home poses the prospect that unless we act quickly, we risk losing the only home we may ever have.

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Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas

Published on The Guardian website on 28th December 2014

Story by Damian Carrington

 

Properties worth over £1bn will be lost to coastal erosion in England and Wales over the next century, with no compensation for homeowners, as it becomes too costly to protect them

Collapsed houses lie on the beach after a storm surge in Hemsby, eastern England, 6th December 2013. Parts of England’s east coast, from Yorkshire to Essex are vulnerable to stronger storms and rising sea levels due to climate change. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Collapsed houses lie on the beach after a storm surge in Hemsby, eastern England, 6th December 2013. Parts of England’s east coast, from Yorkshire to Essex are vulnerable to stronger storms and rising sea levels due to climate change.
Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Almost 7,000 homes and buildings will be sacrificed to the rising seas around England and Wales over the next century, according to an unpublished Environment Agency (EA) analysis seen by the Guardian. Over 800 of the properties will be lost to coastal erosion within the next 20 years.

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Positive feedback on proposals for 50-acre solar farm

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Published in the Portsmouth News on 25th November 2014

 

PLANS for a new solar farm have been given a cautious welcome.

Proposals for a site west of the B2177 between Bishop’s Waltham and Waltham Chase went on show to the public.

And a large majority of those who attended gave positive feedback on the 50-acre farm being proposed by company Solafields.

More than a third filled in questionnaires at the consultation at Jubilee Hall in Bishop’s Waltham, with 86 per cent showing their support for the renewable energy scheme.

Residents said they were happy with how screened the farm will be and how the land would still have agricultural use.

Mark Candlish, director of Solafields, said: ‘We were delighted at the turnout and positive response from the community.

‘Many people were pleased to see how well screened the site is.

‘This is due to the surrounding mature trees and hedges.

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