Rivers

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Tesco chicken supplier should pay to clean up River Wye, says charity
Campaigners urge leading poultry producer Avara Foods to fund reparations for pollution from its chicken farm suppliers

Nicola Cutcher and Tom Levitt

03, Feb, 2023 @7:45 AM

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Country diary: The changing course of our local rivers | Sara Hudston
Bossington, Somerset: Whether by human or nature’s hand, the riparian landscape here is being reshaped

Sara Hudston

02, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Water firms in England urged to upgrade sewage works for new homes
Campaigners in Oxfordshire, Cotwolds and Cumbria say houses should not be occupied until systems can cope

Sandra Laville

31, Jan, 2023 @5:54 PM

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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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