Category Archives: Yorkshire Environment

Exceptional Dry Stone Walls

Yorkshire and proud of the windows in this home from home. You need to shin up the tree to look at the roof to see if the sculpture is a solid cube. Made from Yorkshire grit I am sure it … Continue reading

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Hose Pipe Ban in 2020? Not Enough Rain

Do you remember 1995 when Yorkshire Water excelled itself during that years drought and water shortages.Water rationing, bans and tankering fresh water supplies only partially alleviated the problem for the most hated water company in what Ofwat described as a … Continue reading

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Tilting at Yorkshire Windmills

Firstly we exclude the modern wind farms, wind turbines and their ilk designed for energy production and despoiling¬† the landscape. Windmill has the clue in the name, a mill that uses wind! Which area of the county has the greatest … Continue reading

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Shipley’s Rubbish – Airing (or Aireing) a Grievance

Looking over the wall where Otley Road crosses the River Aire in Shipley makes you wonder about the rubbishy nature of our commitment to the environment. There are at least two companies involved with sign manufacture advertising their wares on … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Community Forest Expansion Plans

White Rose Forest plans are in place even if the trees aren’t yet but the plans are inspirational. In fact it will be many years before the plans are complete but by then there will be a continuous belt of … Continue reading

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Your Yorkshire Environment – Case Studies – Rivers

Yorkshire Environment For All River Ouse York on a Foggy Winter The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly to say nothing of the downright diabolical! Do we care about the environment where we live, work and spend our recreation time? … Continue reading

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Interesting and Unusual Facts about Castleford

Navigate around the Plastic in the Aire & Calder On the banks of the river at Castleford is a deluge of plastic and other litter waiting to be washed down stream to the sea. It may take some time waiting … Continue reading

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Wrong Sort of Plastic on the Line

Train companies do not need an excuses for late running trains but nevertheless here is a new one. Not the one about all staff are too busy clearing the rubbish dumped by passengers but ‘the wrong sort of plastic on … Continue reading

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Noise is Environmental Pollution

How Big is the Noise Pollution Problem in Yorkshire For ambient noise according to DfE some of the worst polluted locations around the UK include Hull, Sheffield and the whole of West Yorkshire. It is harder to measure excessive noise … Continue reading

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Idle Litter Louts – Keep Yorkshire Litter Free

Are¬† fast food retailers and fast food a known problem causing litter in our Yorkshire environment? Consider the inconsiderate who dumped their chips and wrapper out of the car window in a supermarket car park. It looks like they had … Continue reading

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