A "One Planet" policy is transforming life in rural Wales

By allocating residents their "global fair share" of resources, the government is making development in pristine environments sustainable.
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Climate change: New targets to eliminate Wales' gases

Changes could mean replacing gas boilers in homes and finding new ways to make steel without coal.
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COVID: Online shopping spike creates Cardiff recycling collection challenge

Staff sickness and a "huge increase" in recycling has led to issues trying to collect rubbish.
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Covid opportunity to tackle climate change, says minister

The coronavirus crisis is an "opportunity" to make changes to tackle the climate crisis, according to Wales' environment minister.

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River pollution leads to Welsh demand for halt to intensive chicken farms

As rivers in Wales deteriorate and fill with pollution, a coalition of groups has called for a moratorium on planning approval for new intensive poultry units in Powys.

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Mystery as chemical spill kills tens of thousands of fish along stretch of pristine river in Wales

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Oyster 'maternity ward' to boost native in River Conwys

Oysters in a Welsh river could see their numbers rise to 10,000, thanks to an "oyster maternity ward".

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Use of plastic bags in England drops by 59% in a year

Shoppers' use of plastic carrier bags in England has continued to fall – by 59% in the last year alone – since the introduction of the 5p charge, according to recent figures.

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Nant Helen opencast mine to close after licence rejected over climate

A licence for the extraction of fossil fuels in Wales has been refused by the Welsh government for the first time.

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Welsh government plans to ban single-use plastics from next year

Plastic straws, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers look set to be banned in Wales under proposals from the Welsh government.

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Government response criticized as third storm deluges the United Kingdom

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