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Gwent Levels Victory

7 Jun 19

Great news! Plans to build a motorway that would have cut straight through a beautiful stretch of countryside – dubbed “Wales’ Amazon rainforest” – have been scrapped. [1] Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakesford, announced this week he was axing the plans, in part because of its...

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Make environmental standards stronger, not weaker after Brexit

5 Feb 19

One of 38 Degrees’ core beliefs is that democracy works better when more people are involved. Over 200,000 of us have been part of the campaign to protect environmental standards after Brexit – from contacting our MPs, to signing petitions and taking part in the...

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Welsh wildlife

23 Oct 18

Water voles, otters and bees and are just some of the animals at risk if a new motorway gets built in Wales. [1] The new motorway would cut through a beautiful stretch of countryside near Newport dubbed “Wales’ Amazon rainforest”. [2] Bleddyn, a 38 Degrees...

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Plastic packaging on beer cans

1 Oct 18

If you ever needed proof that we can make multi-billion pound companies listen to the public and tackle the plastic pollution currently engulfing our planet… this is it. Earlier this month Walkers, the UK’s biggest crisp manufacturer, announced the world’s first national recycling scheme for...

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Fracking – Democracy

1 Oct 18

Four people, including a teacher and a scientist, have just been sentenced to jail for protesting against government fracking plans. [1] Plans that the government forced through, against the will of the local people. [2] But it gets worse. The government’s also trying to push...

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Walkers Crisps Campaign – We’re in the news

27 Sep 18

BREAKING: the campaign to get Walkers crisps to ditch plastic packaging is headline news!  Because hundreds of thousands of us got involved, every newspaper and TV screen is talking about the millions of Walkers crisp packets polluting our beaches and rivers. Robin Priestley from 38...