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Saturday 19 May 2007

Reports problems to your local council with Neighbourhood Fix It

The Neighbourhood Fix It website is an effective way to highlight and report problems in your local neighbourhood.

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Filed under: Environment,Politics — GS @ 2:21 pm
Friday 4 May 2007

‘Devastating global warming can be avoided’ — but it depends on your definition of ‘devastating’

The Guardian writes that devastating global warming can be avoided without excessive economic cost but only if we act now and limit the temperature increase to 2C.

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Filed under: Environment — GS @ 3:31 pm
Thursday 19 April 2007

The gay-village village-green?

A notice has appeared on the wire fence that surrounds the land at the junction of Princess Street and Whitworth Street. This is the proposed site for a controversial eleven-storey building that, opponents say, will cast a shadow across Manchester’s gay village.

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Filed under: Buildings,Environment,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 12:14 pm
Wednesday 4 April 2007

Pollution in our cities — ten tips on how to minimise your exposure

The air in our cities contains a cocktail of airborne pollutants that could be seriously damaging your health.

The Guardian offers ten tips on how you can reduce your exposure.

Take the more quiet back routes to avoid the worst pollution on busy roads


Filed under: Environment — GS @ 1:34 am
Saturday 31 March 2007

The loss of more trees and historic buildings in Manchester city centre

There has been a big drama lately about the area of land on the corner of Princess Street and Whitworth Street, which is just across the canal from the New Union pub in the gay village.

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Filed under: Buildings,Environment,Manchester — GS @ 11:51 pm
Monday 12 March 2007

Fallen trees removed — finally

Fallen trees are removed after more than seven weeks

On 18 January, six trees blew over in the park near where I live. Some of them blocked one of the main paths into the park.

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Filed under: Environment — GS @ 10:59 pm
Thursday 18 January 2007

Rushes: high winds in Manchester (video)

Britain was hit by high winds today and here in the north-west they reached 100 miles per hour. I’ve lived on the 8th floor for more than seven years and have never felt the building shake in the wind the way it did today.

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Filed under: Environment,Manchester,Rushes,With video — GS @ 9:11 pm
 
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