Rivers

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Thames Water’s real-time map confirms raw sewage discharges
Effluent in Gloucestershire river pinpointed by digital map as water companies accused of routinely pumping out waste to rivers

Sandra Laville

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: Dripping trees and a swollen Tamar | Virginia Spiers
Gunnislake, Tamar Valley: On a dim winter day, lurid moss shrouds the tree trunks, the fallen limbs and sprawling roots

Virginia Spiers

19, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Freshwater fish more contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ than in oceans
Study also says eating one serving of fish with PFAS could be equivalent to drinking contaminated water every day for a month

Tom Perkins

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Paint firm fined after toxic chemical released into Devon river
One sample taken close to the plant contained 80,000 times the safe level of banned substance TBT

Steven Morris

15, Jan, 2023 @3:23 PM

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Carp spawning event fills Murray-Darling flood waters with masses of flailing fish
Experts say while boom in invasive species is not good news for some native fish, there will be winners – including water birds

Graham Readfearn

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Recycling’ plan aims to replace water from Thames with treated sewage
Thames Water puts forward controversial proposals to utilise major effluent plant to tackle shortages

Sandra Laville

12, Jan, 2023 @12:39 PM

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Thames Water criticised over lack of investment in sewage treatment works
Campaigners say most sites cannot cope with amount of wastewater, raising risk of raw discharges into rivers

Sandra Laville

11, Jan, 2023 @11:22 AM

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Landmark decision on mega poultry farm could mean ‘life or death’ of River Wye
Welsh government considers whether to block plan after experts say manure from intensive units is turning Wye into ‘pea soup’

Nicola Cutcher

10, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Country diary: A place where the past is close to the surface | Susie White
Allen Banks, Northumberland: On an unseasonal day, I revisit a river and gorge whose landscape wouldn’t be the same without one enterprising woman

Susie White

09, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Water quality worries hang over Durban months after deadly flooding
Beaches open and close as E coli levels fluctuate, leaving local South African tourism sector in limbo

Aina J Khan in Durban

09, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: After all the false summits comes the real one | Merryn Glover
Creag Dhubh, the Monadhliath: We plough a route through the snowy tussocks, passing signs of hare and grouse

Merryn Glover

07, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Turning the River Skell into a haven for wildlife and heritage
Stopping a river becoming a destructive force increasingly needs major cooperation amid the climate crisis

Paul Brown

06, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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