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New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

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Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

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Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

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Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Stuck In at Murlough

Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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NI “must act on climate” 21 September 2016

Northern Ireland must act to prepare for climate change (via BBC News)


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By Conor Macauley

Northern Ireland needs to act now to prepare for the effects of climate change, a senior government adviser has warned.

Lord Krebs sits on an independent panel which advises central government and the devolved administrations on greenhouse gas emissions.

Agriculture is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in Northern Ireland, accounting for 29%.

He said flooding was the biggest risk, with about 60,000 homes vulnerable.

Lord Krebs, who was in Belfast to present a report on the specific challenges for Northern Ireland, said increased rainfall could also pose a risk to agriculture from soil erosion.

If properly managed, however, climate change could present opportunities, with warmer summers and longer growing seasons, he added.

Read more via BBC News…