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A beaver in Scotland, where they are being re-introduced. Photo: Paul Stevenson via Flickr.com.

Beavers are re-introducing themselves - and we should let them

Jo Cartmell

29th January 2014

Beavers are essential to thriving wetland ecosystems, writes Jo Cartmell, and will help not hinder flood control in densely populated England. We should all welcome their return. more...
Khone-Phapheng Falls. Photo: hiroo yamagata via flikr.com.

The Mekong must run free!

Tom Fawthrop

14th December 2013

The Mekong is among Southeast Asia's greatest rivers, sustaining tens of millions from its abundant fisheries and its floodwaters which both irrigate and fertilise. But as Tom Fawthrop reports, Nature's bounty, and beauty, are at risk from a series of 11 dams. more...
Tiny bubbles of methane trapped in lake ice in Norway

Freshwater lakes and rivers contributing to climate change

Tom Levitt

12th January, 2011

Study estimates emissions of methane from freshwater systems to be 103 million tonnes per year - equivalent to 25 per cent of all the carbon dioxide absorbed by the world's land areas more...

The Wandle Trust: restoring London's 'hidden gem' river

Eifion Rees

3rd January, 2011

The transformation of the Wandle from polluted waterway to one of the capital's most loved rivers shows what communities and rivers trusts can achieve together more...

Fishing and the environment: why the two are inextricably linked

Robert MacDougall-Davis

15th October, 2010

Anglers may set out to hunt fish - for fun or food - but they are also some of greatest protectors of aquatic environments, argues Robert MacDougall-Davis more...
Chinese mitten crab

How to protect UK rivers from invasive mitten crabs, and eat locally as well!

Eifion Rees

22nd July, 2010

Chinese mitten crabs are pushing indigenous species out of UK rivers and damaging river banks and habitats. It's time to look at how we could control them, and maybe find a new seafood delicacy to boot more...
water splashing

10 campaign groups calling for cleaner water

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Water - we pollute it, waste it, privatise it and dam it. Around the world millions of people lack access to it. But there are organisations out there trying to protect the planet's water for the benefit of all more...
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A thirst for power: China in Tibet

Lynne O’Donnell

1st June, 2004

Since colonising Tibet in 1959, China has ripped out virgin forests, dug up minerals and metals, and dumped nuclear waste with little regard for the fragile ecology of the Tibetan plateau.
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Damned Nation

Mark Lynas

1st December, 2003

Costing over $1 billion, the Karahnjukar hydroelectric dam in Iceland is a hugely controversial project. Mark Lynas journeyed to the blasting face, hoping to work out for himself whether this industrial elephant is green or brilliant-white. more...

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