Should there be more regulation and public awareness of pesticide use? In the UK there are calls for less regulation now that we are leaving Europe. Readers will find these calls come from the farming community, and if there is evidence that less harm will be done by...read more
Modern pollutants tend to be invisible. They kill by stealth in rivers that can appear clean and many are linked to intensive agriculture.
Clarke is a great advocate of fresh water fishing. Its a pity that his words are not listened to. Although anglers are the largest sporting community, it seems their votes are more connected to relatively cheaper and cheaper meat and vegetables than to a sustainable...read more
Butterly decline – has little to do with garden paving. Is the media in league with the politicians?
Rarely has a research article been reported in so biased and poorly. The decline in butterflies, moths and all flying invertebrates, both flying and in water, is steady since the early 1950s when intensive agriculture first took off. Butterflies are often more common...read more
Collecting more data, getting more reports.... A standard tactic is repeated. The time to act is now. The State of Nature report tells us plainly that there is little time left and species are being lost annually. Some of them are hardly ever seen, such as...read more
The sea is the largest "pond" for pollution, and it sometimes takes years for problems to become apparent, and then, possibly generations, to deal with any particular problem adequately. We cannot clean up the pacific, but we can stop polluting it more.. Ben Webster...read more
Air pollution in our cities and towns is becoming an important issue. The toll on lungs already suspect through asthma or Chronic Lung Disease is high, and the pollution degrades our historic buildings. Cold still weather in winter does not help. Ben Webster in The...read more
We should all be eating less meat, more vedgetables, and those without manual jobs or high energy sports should eat less carbohydrates. At a South and West Wales Naturalist trust meeting recently, the speaker The National Trust predicted that the land in many parts of...read more
The implications of Brexit are legion. On the Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust the members are worried that there will be much less income, and the intention to roll out further habitat improvement will founder. The European Water Framework Directive is one of the main...read more
A recent posting in NHSreality is directed at the medically interested reader, but crosses over with the environment. The Eastern Cleddau is not only virtually "fishless" but it has also got the Sivney feeding into it from Llys Y Fran dam and the reservoir there which...read more
The decline in invertebrates in all UK rivers, but especially in Wales is evident from the decline or absence of Brown Trout. Anglers are catching fewer migratory fish as well, and recent incidents on the Welsh Dee and the Teifi are symptomatic of a much larger...read more