Questions over environmental protection post Brexit
A leading environmental think tank has criticised the government's Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018 for not living up to current protections afforded by the EU. The Gr...
Childhood link between green space and memory found
Children who grow up near green spaces may have greater spatial working memory, according to a new study. Regular exposure to nature appears to help children better recall spatial information such as objects, directions and places from their short-term memory. The paper’s authors suggest that the findings may be used to inform policy decisions abou...
Choosing the right urban trees
A free Urban Tree Manual has been published by Forestry Commission England, providing guidance on how to choose ‘the right urban tree in the right place’. The manual includes information on life-cycle management, from procurement and tree selection through to retention and disease management. For more details, click Read More
Public Health England recommends green infrastructure strategies
Public Health England has recommended that local authorities develop and promote a green infrastructure strategy in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. Published among a series of opportunities to promote healthy weights in children, young people and families, the document calls for open spaces to be made as accessible as possible and that parks achieve Green Flag awards to encourage usability. For more details, click Read More