Thursday, January 31, 2019

Three floating rubbish bins have been put into St Katharine Docks in a bid to make it a greener marina.

A new installation in this year’s Canary Wharf Winter Lights festival made by schoolchildren from Whitechapel has made quite a splash.

Eight Greenpeace activists spent two hours at a disused Ford lot clearing rubbish scattered around the site.

Yet another attempt is being made by Tower Hamlets Council to push through the controversial ‘Limehouse Triangle’ scheme to put up a tower block of flats on a nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal.

Nurseries in Tower Hamlets are to receive air quality audits to monitor pollution.

When the needles start dropping like rain it’s probably time to think about saying goodbye to the Christmas tree.

Flushing cooking oil from the Christmas turkey might just cause a festive monster fatberg in the sewers under the streets, Thames Water is warning.

The monster fatberg which achieved worldwide notoriety when it was discovered in the sewers under Whitechapel has now been immortalised with its own Christmas carol.

Schoolchildren have planted a cherry tree in Limehouse to create the East End’s first ‘school’ street to play in, safe from traffic.

Researchers from Queen Mary University have helped create the Xingu Village installation taking visitors to the heart of Brazil’s native communities.

A gardening club’s members have called for an urban forest to be planted on top of railway arches.

Fatbergs have caused almost 400 sewer blockages in the borough this year.

Climate change campaigners have vowed to continue blocking Tower Bridge as plans to disrupt the capital’s roads enter a third day.

Education cutbacks are causing youngsters to miss learning about nature and healthy eating, according to one of East London’s oldest urban farms.

A Limehouse charity led by young people wants to raise £42,500 to help save the city’s bees.

Campaigners have finally sunk plans for the controversial Enderby Wharf cruise-liner terminal going ahead which would have polluted a huge swathe of the Thames and the Isle of Dogs.

Tower Hamlets Council is likely to bring its rubbish collection facilities back in-house in a bid to improve an “inconsistent” service.

A new hotel and residential tower complex in Limehouse has finally been given the go-ahead after designers had to go back to the drawing board.

A student at East London University has become the 100th person to take up an apprenticeship on the massive Thames Tideway tunnel project.

Victoria Park has been voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK.

The busy Blackwall, Rotherhithe and Limehouse Link road tunnels have found their way onto a list of Britain’s longest subterranean highways in a survey by the motor trade.

Tower Hamlets is running its’ fifth borough-wide clean up.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

A plastic bottle ‘return deposit’ scheme on drinks has been started at Canary Wharf to stop single-use plastic waste.

A meeting has been set up for people to have their say on how to help the environment.


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