North of the border there have been claims that wind farms kill more birds of prey than illegal poisoning or shooting. Given North Yorkshire’s reputation as a hot spot for raptor persecution, just what is the impact of wind farms on protected birds of prey in our county?
Country & Coast: Innocent awakenings offer the first signs of spring
I saw snowdrops blooming in Wensleydale while people were still merrily wishing each other ‘Happy New Year’, yet a couple of weeks later they obstinately continue to be just green shoots in my West Yorkshire garden.
Insecticide ban costs more than farmers’ profits, study finds
Calls for a careful assessment of the impact of the EU’s ban on neonicotinoid insecticides are being made in the light of new research which claims the restriction is having major, global environmental and economic consequences.