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Government boosts hill farm and upland communities support 10 March 2011
Funding of up to £26million to support hill farmers and help some of England’s rural communities to thrive was unveiled today by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

Spelman sees resource efficiency in action 7 March 2011
Staff at B&Q’s distribution centre in Branston today demonstrated their reusable Carrierpacs to Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, showing B&Q’s commitment to protecting the environment through innovative solutions.

UK action sees off battery cage delay 21 February 2011
British-led action has prevented an attempt by some EU Member States to delay a ban on ‘battery cages’ for laying hens.

Agricultural revolution needed to fight food shortages 24 January 2011
There needs to be a worldwide agricultural revolution, with farmers growing more food at less cost to the environment, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman and International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said today.

Defra offers flood support to Brazil 20 January 2011
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has offered flood support to the Brazilian Government.

New Common Agricultural Policy must be fundamentally different: Spelman 5 January 2011
Europe should rely less on direct farming subsidies and reward farmers more for their environmental efforts and the other work they do to enhance the countryside, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said today.

England’s special wildlife sites show dramatic improvement 30 December 2010
Over 95 per cent of England’s finest wildlife and geological sites, covering more than one million hectares of countryside, are now in favourable or recovering condition.

Local authorities receive additional funding to prepare for floods 22 December 2010
£21million worth of grants to help councils protect and support their own community when managing flood risk has been confirmed by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

Cornish floods – Caroline Spelman statement 19 November 2010
Following a visit to Cornwall yesterday to see the devastation caused by the floods, the Secretary Of State Caroline Spelman has reported to Parliament

New agreement reached in Nagoya: statement from Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman 30 October 2010
COP10 logo Caroline Spelman welcomed the agreement reached in Nagoya for setting targets to protect the natural environment