Environment

Eco-friendly financial firm scoops top green award

A fast-growing financial advisory firm from Flintshire that specialises in ethical investments has won a top environmental award. Mold-based Celtic Financial Planning won the micro business award at the inaugural Net Zero Leaders’ Awards for their eco-friendly approach. The awards were organised by the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council as part of their […]

Eco-friendly Sea Zoo wins top green award

The UK’s first solar powered aquarium has won a top environmental award. Anglesey Sea Zoo in Brynsiencyn won the small business category at the inaugural Net Zero Leaders’ Awards for their eco-friendly approach. The awards were organised by the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council as part of their Net Zero 2021 online conference […]

Lockdown home improvements boom worth £1 million to green energy experts

An award-winning renewable energy specialist is riding a lockdown boom in orders which has seen turnover soar by £1 million in the past 12 months. Vale of Clwyd-based Hafod Renewables has installed £2.8 million-worth of new green energy systems in homes across North Wales and Cheshire as householders have swapped holidays for home improvements. The […]

Rising sea levels threaten North Wales road and rail links warn uni experts

Rising sea levels could cut North Wales main A55 road link, wash away railways, swamp holiday resorts and threaten businesses along the coast by the end of this century, according to leading ocean scientists. That’s the warning from two Bangor University academics who have just published a major new work on the future of the […]

Forest of rare trees kept in the dark for major North Wales planting project

One of the rarest and most valuable trees in Europe is among a mini-forest stored in suspended animation and ready to be planted across North East Wales. It’s part of a major native tree-planting programme being carried out by the North Wales Wildlife Trust from their base at Maeshafn, near Mold. Sixteen-thousand small saplings are […]

Boss of eco-friendly Iceland urges North Wales companies to join green crusade

The UK’s “greenest grocer” has launched an appeal to companies across North Wales and Merseyside to join the carbon zero crusade to help save the planet. The call to arms from Richard Walker, the managing director of pioneering eco-aware supermarket Iceland, came ahead of Net Zero 2021, a major online business conference. Themes at the […]

Ice, ice, baby – Bangor University team’s machine to refreeze the North Pole

A North Wales company has invented a revolutionary ice-making machine powered by renewable energy to replenish melting polar ice caps in the battle against climate change. The prototype developed by Real Ice, formed by a team of graduates and current students at Bangor University, is being sent out to be tested in the icy wastes […]

Top North Wales attraction to launch £1 million green energy project

An iconic eco-friendly North Wales attraction is resurrecting plans for an ambitious £1million sustainable expansion project. Anglesey Sea Zoo hopes to start work on the extension to their premises at Brynsiencyn, on the Menai Strait, at the end of this year. The eco-build project will double the current size of the facility, which lies on […]

Diving with great white sharks all in a day’s work for Bangor University graduate Alison

A Bangor University graduate whose day job gets her up close and personal with the ocean’s most terrifying predator is featuring in a new Channel 4 marine wildlife series. Marine biologist Alison Towner has become a global expert in the ecology of great white sharks following almost 15 years of research in South Africa. The […]