Beavers will return to west London for the first time in 400 years after receiving funding from the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. A breeding pair of Eurasian beavers could arrive at their new home in Paradise Fields, Ealing, as soon as this autumn. Conservation groups received £40,000 from the mayor of London to create the publicly […]

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Thames Water’s new event duration monitoring (EDM) map shows near real-time storm discharge activity. You can use the map to see if the company’s EDM monitors indicate: that overflows are currently discharging into a watercourse the date, time and duration of the last recorded discharge From the Guardian Thames Water’s real-time map confirms raw sewage discharges […]

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Scientists replicated a 1964 River Thames survey and found that mussel numbers have declined by almost 95%, with one species – the depressed river mussel – completely gone.  The detailed study measured the change in size and number of all species of mussel in a stretch of the River Thames near Reading between 1964 and […]

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Homes across London remain at risk of being flooded by effluvia as a result of the capital’s Victorian sewage system and heavy rainfall, the BBC has reported.     The London Flood Review concluded current infrastructure is unfit for purpose, especially in extreme weather. Downpours last July, equivalent to two months’ of rain within two […]

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Thames21 launches new Five Year Plan with call for more collaborative action to get rivers ‘climate-ready’ for impacts of floods and droughts.     The environmental charity has announced plans to ramp up its efforts to work with communities and river stakeholders to help develop nature-based solutions to be better prepared to tackle the growing impacts […]

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