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'Rainy Date' by Hamed Parham

Adapt and thrive: Greater Manchester joins roster of EU cities adapting to climate change

Greater Manchester joins more than 60 other cities committed to integrating climate change into all key plans and strategies as part of 'Mayors Adapt'.

Pupils from St Wilfrid's RC Primary School in Hulme Launch the bid for Grow Wild

Manchester and Liverpool Grow Wild

Manchester and Liverpool bid for £120k to inject colour and nature through wild flower spaces

Erin at the Festival Gardens Park, Liverpool

I just can't find my PLACE in this World

Richard Tracey, interim Project Director for the Atlantic Gateway Parklands, outlines the progress being made towards delivering the Atlantic Gateway Parklands - the 'Landscape for Prosperity'

Makeover for the River Medlock

A 300m section of the river, spanning from Clayton Vale to Phillips Park, has been transformed thanks to a project delivered jointly by the Environment Agency, Manchester City Council, Groundwork and the Irwell Rivers Trust.

Manchester worker bee by Flickr user Joachim Baran

Trapped in techno-scientism; is this hindering our becoming an eco-city?

Nadine Andrews explores Manchester's ability to transform into an eco-city, by beginning at the beginning, with life.

Book review: The Battle for Sustainable Development

Steve Connor reviews the recently released 'England's Northwest and the Battle for Sustainable Development' by Walter Menzies.

Greater Manchester Growing Schools Hub

Raichael Lock reports on the first Green Teach Meet as 30 teachers receive lessons in outdoor learning.

Religion is a force for good. Discuss.

Upcoming event: Manchester's new debating 'salon' takes on the secular question at Albert's Chop House in June.

Autumnwatch 2013

Programming sustainability at the BBC: Albert, cultural change and technology

The Alternative? Beth Perry meets Richard Smith, Sustainable Production Manager at the BBC and considers the relationship between technology and cultural change.

Photograph by Jill Jennings

Is blue the new green?

Can Manchester become the capital of the north's waterways? What's the future for our rivers? Walter Menzies invites you to attend the 2014 Manchester and Pennine Waters Forum on 19 June to ask questions and share ideas.

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