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Radio Verulam brings you a regular programme on issues at home and abroad which are affecting the environment, with an added focus on the local area.
Tune in Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12pm on 92.6FM or stream live from http://www.radioverulam.com
Any questions, comments or suggestions, get in touch! Email: environmentmatters@radioverulam.com

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Radio Verulam brings you a regular programme on issues at home and abroad which are affecting the environment, with an added focus on the local area.
Tune in Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12pm on 92.6FM or stream live from http://www.radioverulam.com
Any questions, comments or suggestions, get in touch! Email: environmentmatters@radioverulam.com

    First of its kind genetically edited wheat trial starting at Rothamsted

    First of its kind genetically edited wheat trial starting at Rothamsted

    Back in August, Rothamsted Research was granted permission by Defra to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited, and, very soon, that wheat will be planted. This will be the first trial of its kind in the UK or EU.

    Project Leader Professor Nigel Halford explains what makes this wheat special and how it might make our toast safer.

    The Remarkable World of Trees (and hedges!)

    The Remarkable World of Trees (and hedges!)

    The Remarkable World of Trees is a beautiful and fascinating new exhibition at St.Albans Museum and Art Gallery.

    It’s the brain child of local tree enthusiast and author of the sell out book, the Remarkable Trees of St.Albans, Kate Bretherton, who, in this week’s show, talks about the inspiration behind the exhibition, the wonderful people involved in its creation and how she hopes its influence will spread.

    The wildlife community group, the Wilderhood Watch, have already been inspired to start their Plant a Hedge project. Nadia Bishara explains the value of hedges, and how they are a lot easier to plant and care for than we might think

    Unblocktober

    Unblocktober

    We don’t often dwell on the smelly world where everything we pour or stuff down our sinks, drains and toilets ends up, but in this week’s podcast we hear from Richard Leigh of Lanes Group, a company that spends a lot of time dealing with our drain based bad habits. Richard explains their yearly reminder to treat our drains with more respect, talks about how climate change is making clear drains even more important and gives us tips on what we should and shouldn’t be doing.

    What’s causing the chaos on Redbourn Road?

    What’s causing the chaos on Redbourn Road?

    Kevin Barton of Affinity Water explains everything about the new pipeline being laid along the Redbourn Road – why it’s so crucial, why it can’t be laid elsewhere and where further roadworks will be required to complete the project.

    New agreement could be the start of safer walking & cycling

    New agreement could be the start of safer walking & cycling

    Whilst we know that there are good reasons for walking or cycling, with so many cars on the roads around here it can just feel too dangerous. But this could all change 

    with a new agreement aimed at creating better cycling and walking networks in the District

    We'll hear from Cllr Chris White, leader and Chair of the Policy Committee at St.Albans District Council about what's planned.

    The Cycling Adventure that turned into and Eco Film

    The Cycling Adventure that turned into and Eco Film

    When local adventurer Isaac Kenyon decided on a challenge to try and protect the greenspace he loved, he didn't expect it to turn into an inspiring film making project.

    In this week's show Isaac talks about the amazing Pedal4Parks, and how you can help them in their quest.

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