Healthy rivers

Water is the lifeblood of all life – this is what Tom Hartland Smith told me on the podcast.  Tom is a senior catchment restoration officer with the Severn Rivers Trust.  He presented me with a fascinating insight into rivers.  Rivers in England provide two-thirds of the country’s water supplies, support a tremendous variety of wildlife …

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Peatlands are wetland landscapes formed from the accumulation of dead and decaying plants over thousands of years in the presence of waterlogged conditions.  This organic matter is called peat.  They occupy 3% of land globally and 12% within the UK.  There are multiple types of peatlands, three of which are common in the UK: Why …

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The air we breathe

I wonder if we take our air for granted?  When we go about our everyday lives, how often do we consider if the air we breathe is polluted?  We are fortunate in the UK not to have visible polluted air that makes our eyes sting, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t experiencing poor air quality. …

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