According to the government, Forestry Commission plans to release four beavers in the Forest of Dean have been approved by Natural England and are backed by Michael Gove. Beavers are set to be released in the Forest of Dean in plans confirmed by the Environment Secretary and the Forestry Commission. The project will see two adult […]

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Investing in ‘green infrastructure’ like restoring floodplains or wetlands to bolster flood prevention not only generates more environmental and socio-economic benefits, especially in the long term, but also lowers the amount of financial investment needed to defend against damaging floods. This is the conclusion of a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, which assesses the […]

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Blogs – four “All politicians know – and often quote – the response from Harold Macmillan when asked what a prime minister most feared: ‘Events, dear boy, events‘.” The events of the floods and images of the 2007 changed flood management in UK unlike anything since 1953 and indeed gave that ‘rivers and coastal’ mind set a mighty shake […]

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Two-thirds of cities experiencing relative economic decline face above average flood disadvantage according to new research by Sayers and Partners for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report, Present and future flood vulnerability, risk and disadvantage: A UK assessment highlights how flood risks interact with social vulnerability across the UK to create flood disadvantage, an issue […]

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