21 nature organisations are calling for urgent measures to help lift England’s rivers, lakes and streams from the bottom of the water quality league table, and warn that drastic action is needed to restore wildlife habitat. Every freshwater body in England currently fails chemical standards and only 16% are classed in good ecological health compared […]

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New report from RSPB, rivers Trust and National Trust reveals pollution is biggest threat to wildlife on our waterways Beautiful, freshwater habitats that are home to an abundance of wildlife are being devastated by agricultural waste, raw sewage and pollution from abandoned mines, according to a new report According to an online YouGov poll, 88% of those in England, Wales and Northern Ireland […]

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From the Guardian One of the first complaints lodged with the post-Brexit environmental watchdog accuses the government and Ofwat of failing to enforce the law to stop water companies from routinely discharging raw sewage into rivers. The office for environmental protection (OEP) is being asked to investigate why water companies have been able to continually fail […]

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