If you've got a dog or cat - listen up - new research shows that flea treatments could be bad news for the aquatic environment And if you're looking for something to make you smile, you should listen up too, with the news that Water Voles are returning to the River Ver Photo credit: Jonathan [...]
HS2 is all over the headlines again, but what will its local impact be? Josh Kubale from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trusts joins Amanda to explain their objections. And Jon Horsfield of Butterfly World 2.0 also has objections - this time over plans for the old Butterfly World site.
The woods around St.Albans are blooming – not with flowers but with weird and wonderful fungi. Herts and Middlesex Trust Reserves Officer Laura Baker explores the world of fungi with Amanda Yorwerth, and has some tips for ones to spot on your woodland walk. Plus, Rebecca Pannese, Project and Amenities Officer from Sandridge Parish Council [...]
New research by Hedley Smith at Homebox suggests that when it comes to action to help the environment we’re talking the talk but not walking the walk – and loosing money because of this. And age is no bar to wanting to help wildlife as retirees from King Edward Place in Wheathampstead have shown. HMWT [...]
Join Amanda Yorwerth to hear about St.Albans Cycle Campaign’s meeting to explore how we can have healthy streets, and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s invitation to have a wild June.
Could this be the year that your street gets together for a street party? Nicola Wyeth of Our Street Party tells Amanda Yorwerth why it should be and how to get started. Plus, Colney Heath, Bernards Heath, Marshals Heath…..here in St.Albans we were once surrounded by heaths. What’s happened to them? Why does it matter? [...]
It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Environment Matters’ new sponsor, WUKA wear. But whilst going from almost nothing to an award winning, successful company in one year, WUKA has still kept hold of its environmental credentials. On this week’s show, Amanda Yorwerth will be talking to WUKA CEO Ruby Raut about the highlights [...]
Millions of books are land filled each year, but Pete Hill explains how a simple idea has saved 100,000 books so far. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife have a more cunning plan to ensure that Hertfordshire is a top notch home for winter migrants. Tim Hill explains how.
It's a gloomy old time of year, so cheer yourself up with a good news story of some wonderful work that Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are doing with the help of Jordan Cereals and local farmers. And with cheery foliage and flowers in short supply outside, local author and houseplant expert Zia Allaway talks [...]
As inspirational teacher Helen Cox says goodbye to Sir John Lawes she finishes with a project bringing together students and local farmers. Plus, Charlotte Hussey of Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust explains how the Festival of Wildlife is not just your standard summer fair.