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NI Science Festival (13–23 February 2020)

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Creating Quality Outdoor Experiences

Thursday 13th February
Privy Council Chamber, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG
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The climate emergency: Your questions answered

Monday 17th February
Kings Place, London, N1 9AG
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GSNI Science Strategy

Thursday 20th February
Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre, 53–55 Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST

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Habitat Management

Sunday 23rd February
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast
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BelFast Forward 2020 Conference

Thursday 27th February
Assembly Buildings Conference Centre
£25 – £150

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Ballynature Day

Saturday 29th February
Ballynure Village
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Ballynature Day

Saturday 29th February
Ballynure Village, near Ballyclare, Co. Antrim

 

Poots queries incinerator need 27 January 2020

Edwin Poots queries need for Hightown waste incinerator (via Irish News)

 
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An incinerator which aims to divert tonnes of waste from landfill may not be needed, Stormont’s new agriculture and environment minister has said.

A £240 million facility at a former quarry in the Hightown area on the outskirts of Mallusk was proposed several years ago but has been stalled by a series of legal challenges and Stormont’s three–year hiatus.

Thousands of objections were lodged with planners over the Arc21 proposal, which was turned down by then environment minister Mark H Durkan in 2015.

The Department for Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) later indicated its support for the plan.

Mr Poots has said he was not convinced that Northern Ireland needed an incinerator.

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