Plans to build 23 new wind farms and an infrastructure of pylons to support them are in danger of ripping some Montgomeryshire communities apart, say those who support the developments.
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The Welsh Government has been accused of “misleading” the Welsh public on the extent of air pollution in Wales after figures appeared to contradict its claim the situation was improving.
Environmental campaigners said that while the Welsh Government claimed air quality in Wales was “continuing to improve”, the actual levels of several potentially harmful pollutants were rising.
Plans for a controversial “super dairy” with 1,000 cows at a farm have been rejected by Powys councillors.
The vote is the latest twist in the debate about the dairy near Welshpool, which councillors had backed last year.
A protest was held outside the meeting against how livestock will be kept inside for 250 days of the year.
Coastal regions of Wales are at risk of flooding as high tides and strong winds combine on Tuesday and Wednesday, Environment Agency Wales has warned.
Two flood warnings are in place for the River Wye at Chepstow and Tintern in Monmouthshire.
There are also eight flood alerts along the coastlines of north and south Wales.
Forecasters predict strong westerly winds, which could leave low lying coastal land vulnerable to flooding.
A list of farmers markets on today in Wales:
Held in the Brecon Market Hall and surrounding streets, Saturday 6th October is expected to draw in huge crowds of people eager to taste the local delights all produced and farmed in the landscape of Brecon Beacons National Park. In fact, we can pretty much guarantee that the produce has travelled less distance than the visitors who come to enjoy them.