Rivers

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Weir today, gone tomorrow: work starts to free Cumbrian river
Bowston is the largest river barrier removal planned for the UK this year and will allow fish and other species to move more freely

Graeme Green

04, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Taking the plunge in the Yarra: on your first cold-water swim, it’s OK to swear
In the depths of a Melbourne winter, when it’s 4.6C on the bank and 6C in the river, the true believers gather

Cait Kelly

02, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Queen could revoke Davidstow cheddar royal warrant over river pollution
Palace says cheesemakers to Queen must keep up with environmental standards or risk removal of coat of arms

Helena Horton Environment reporter

29, Jun, 2022 @12:33 PM

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Ofwat extends sewage dumping inquiry to include South West Water
Regulator expands investigation after suggestions water firm was not complying with legal obligations

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Oyster and kelp farmers join calls to future-proof NSW south coast’s blue economy
Experts warn the region’s marine environment is undergoing a ‘dynamic state of change’ due to climate warming, freshwater runoff and storms

Elizabeth Walton

26, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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One of UK’s biggest dairy firms fined £1.5m for polluting Cornwall river
Dairy Crest sentenced for repeatedly breaching environmental permit at Davidstow creamery

Isabella Kaminski

23, Jun, 2022 @4:47 PM

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‘We worry about it disappearing’: alarm grows over Italy’s drought-hit Po River
Drought blighting country’s longest waterway continues as economic hub battles climate crisis

Angela Giuffrida in Gualtieri

17, Jun, 2022 @10:13 AM

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Factory farming is turning this beautiful British river into an open sewer | George Monbiot
The Wye is being killed by toxic industrial chicken factories. Such disasters are happening all over the UK, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

10, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Activists take water regulator Ofwat to court over sewage in English and Welsh rivers
Environmental group Wild Justice seeks judicial review of Ofwat’s alleged failure to monitor water firms and act on discharges

Sandra Laville

09, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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National Farmers Union funding legal challenges to curbs on river pollution
Exclusive: Environmental groups criticise NFU for helping companies to fight Defra rules on nitrates in waterways

Wil Crisp

27, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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A sweet spot on the banks of the Thames | Brief letters
Brief letters: An ode to Three Men in a Boat | Ditch the duvet | Mike Davis obituary | Just the ticket

Letters

25, May, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Only one bathing river spot around Oxford has bacteria within safe levels, study finds
Other seven locations popular with locals have high concentrations of harmful bacteria due to sewage and livestock

Sandra Laville

25, May, 2022 @2:29 PM

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