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2019 11 5 Credit Sammy P Riverirwell

Why has a bizarre white foam appeared on the River Irwell?

Salford waterway has suffered incidents of pollution in the past

2018 1 16 Forest

Northern cities back plans to plant up to 50 million trees

We look at the benefits - and complications - of the Northern Forest

2019 07 15 Tonkin Liu Heat Tower

New 40m high 'sculpture' will generate low-carbon heat and power for the city

Jonathan Schofield thinks this Tonkin Liu design is a beauty

11 07 19 Manchester Climate Youth Strike

Does Manchester need to declare a climate emergency?

Manchester City Council seems to think so...

2019 05 13 Bluedot Earth

bluedot goes green with new environment programme

From speakers like Extinction Rebellion to discounts for those who cycle, the Jodrell Bank festival...

2018 10 08 Pippy Eats 1

10 ways to save the world... by eating and drinking in Manchester

From fighting food waste with beer to helping the homeless with cake, there's plenty of...

2017 09 21 Real Junk Food Project 5

Real Junk Food closed on Oxford Street - but next project is already underway

Having shut its pay-what-you-want cafe, the eco enterprise is crowdfunding its next surplus food venture

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Stain on the city - why are Manchester's pavements so dirty?

Jonathan Schofield reports on the mess damaging our reputation

Manchester Skyline Air Pollution

Hold your breath: Manchester is one of the UK’s most polluted cities

World Health Organisation publishes its list of shame... and it's not good news for us

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New Levenshulme repair cafe will fix your stuff for free

Part of a global network challenging our throwaway culture, the monthly event helps mend everything...

2018 04 06 Takeaway Coffee Cup

City centre coffeeshop bans coffee cups

Customers at Grindsmith's Greengate pod must bring their own cup or sit in, in an...

2017 05 10 San Carlo Fumo

The last (plastic) straw for San Carlo

Only paper straws will be served from 15 January, as award-winning Italian joins environmental pledge

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New Northern forest will take root in Bolton

The 25-year scheme will see 50 million trees stretch from Liverpool to Hull, taking in...

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Sorry, but it's time to build on the greenbelt

Rochdale councillor John Blundell thinks we have little other option

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Manchester University launches new tree trail

And you don't have to be a treehugger to enjoy it...

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Manchester's Mobike problem is really not that bad

Reports of theft and vandalism have been rife since the dockless bike hire scheme arrived...

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Manchester's bees now have their own hotel

Rooms are free at Jurys Inn... but only if you’re a bee

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The Alchemist doesn't suck (plastic)

Final straw as city centre cocktail bars introduce environmental pledge

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