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Giant Plughole Threatens Marine Life

Giant Plughole Threatens Marine Life

Posted by Emily Cooper

If new plans to install a ‘giant plughole’ in one of the UK’s most heavily protected marine areas go ahead, up to half a million fish could be killed each day. EDF, owners of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, have applied for permission to redesign its cooling system.…

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Drain Misconnections Threaten Our Rivers

Drain Misconnections Threaten Our Rivers

Posted by Emily Cooper

In the UK, it is estimated that there are between 150,000 and 500,000 houses with drain misconnections. This is where plumbing within the home is released into the wrong sewer. This is often caused by faulty plumbing, and more common in older properties.  What is a drain misconnection? There are…

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Tweed Forum has Giant Hogweed on the Ropes

Tweed Forum has Giant Hogweed on the Ropes

Posted by Jayne Mann

Member Trust, Tweed Forum, has recruited a team of abseilers to help it tackle one of the region’s most virulent pests – Giant Hogweed. The invasive plant can grow up to 16ft tall and has toxic sap which can cause severe burns and blistering if it comes into contact with…

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South East Rivers Trust: Holistic Water for Horticulture

South East Rivers Trust: Holistic Water for Horticulture

Posted by Emily Cooper

Can agriculture and the environment ever exist in harmony? South East Rivers Trust have made fantastic progress towards achieving sustainable water use in their project "Holistic Water for Horticulture". The River Medway, part of the South East Rivers Trust catchment, supports a thriving polytunnel horticulture industry. This results in the…

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Eden Rivers Trust: The Litter Monster

Eden Rivers Trust: The Litter Monster

Posted by Emily Cooper

Today, we're taking the time to remember one of our favourite projects from 2018: the Litter Monster. So, what exactly is the Litter Monster? Rather than telling you, take a look at the photo up above. Pretty amazing, right? The Litter Monster took up residence at the Eden River's Trust collaborative…

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