Defra: Minister Rory Stewart opens Europe’s first zero-chemical, zero-power, metal mine water-treatment scheme. An innovative treatment works using the natural environment to clean metal-rich water from an abandoned mine has been opened by Water Minister Rory Stewart in Cumbria today. Set in the breath-taking Cumbrian hills near Keswick, the Force Crag mine water treatment scheme […]

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I missed this when it came out – masked by the election – but this article written at the end of March by Rob Cunningham raises serious questions. RSPB ‘Our rivers are among our most iconic landscapes, but in England, at least, all is not well. This article looks at the numbers and they don’t […]

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