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Endangered US rivers at grave risk from dams, mining and global heating
New report lays out dire situation facing the most imperiled rivers but environmental activists say situation is salvable

Nina Lakhani

13, Apr, 2021 @4:01 AM

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‘Fishing is a form of meditation’ – it’s always been my escape
I became obsessed as a boy and am still hooked. With the mental benefits of angling well documented, here are some of the best British spots to cast off your worries

Nick Fisher

10, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The River Lea is plagued by pollution – it is no place for a swim | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a photo essay on bathers in the River Lea at Hackney Marshes in east London


08, Apr, 2021 @2:43 PM

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Surfers Against Sewage launches long-term plastic waste clean-up
Charity urges public to join Million Mile Beach Clean, created to mark emergence from UK lockdown

Sandra Laville

08, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: rabbits pose for a classic Easter scene
Langstone, Hampshire: Rabbits may be seen as symbols of fertility, but they are also linked to the idea of the immaculate conception

Claire Stares

02, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Water firms discharged raw sewage into English waters 400,000 times last year
Data published for first time by Environment Agency shows 27% increase on previous year

Sandra Laville

31, Mar, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Country diary: the strange beauty of water caught between frost and thaw
Cairngorms, Highlands: Author Nan Shepherd walked these hills and wrote about the ice patterns in The Living Mountain

Merryn Glover

23, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: going with the flow of the dipper's song
Wye Dale, Derbyshire: By one of the bridges, two dippers have built a nest: a football-sized ball of moss layered with a sense of time and season

Mark Cocker

16, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: a winter swim, and a bolt of blue
Otley, West Yorkshire: The radiant blaze of cyan down the back of the kingfisher hardly seems to belong to this planet

Carey Davies

15, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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'It looks like snow': how Australia plans to fix the 'horrifying' blight of expanded polystyrene
A study by the Yarra Riverkeeper Association found about half the litter in the river was expanded polystyrene

Graham Readfearn

13, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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AI reveals 1,000 'dark discharges' of untreated sewage in England
Paper says machine learning could prove crucial tool in efforts to improve quality of country’s rivers

Sandra Laville

12, Mar, 2021 @9:07 AM

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‘The river was stolen from us’: a tribe's battle to retake the Skagit River
The Upper Skagit Indian tribe are fighting Seattle to remove the Gorge Dam, and return the river to the section the city de-watered

Lester Black

05, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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