Outdated system of farm subsidies should be replaced by co-ordinated incentives to help wildlife and prevent flooding: reverse the relationship between farmer and government
Clive Aslet reports in the Times 26th July 2017: Gove must think big to reshape rural Britain Outdated system of farm subsidies should be replaced by co-ordinated incentives to help wildlife and prevent flooding The thatched farmhouse I’m writing this from couldn’t be...read more
In the Times, July 17th a leader reads: Rewilding Britain - The lynx may soon join other reintroduced native species lurking in our forests It has not existed in Britain for some 1,400 years. Few people have ever seen one, and although it looks like a cuddly tabby...read more
As I live in Pembrokeshire, an area of the nation with one of the most infected reservoirs polluted with Blue-Green Algae (BGA) I feel it is important to publicise this research. Llys-Y-Fran reservoir is highly polluted. Clusters can occur purely by chance, but there...read more
Its all our invertebrates that are under threat. Not just the bees,… and Neonicotinoids look unsafe.
The New Scientist's Sam Wong on 3rd July 2017 reported: Strongest evidence yet that neonicotinoids are killing bees If you believe in the cautionary principle than Neonicotinoids have to be banned until proven safe. This needs to apply to all agrochemicals but there...read more
Busy beavers shore up our defences A study has found that the rodents’ dams could help stop floodwater. The “enclosed” beaver project.
Its controversial. When Alexandra Topping on 2nd January 2017 in the guardian prints: Beavers could be reintroduced to Wales after centuries' absence ... and within 24 hrs the BBC reports: Concern over plan to reintroduce beavers to Wales - BBC News, and a month...read more
Jerome Starkey in the Times 6th May reports: Salmon farms blamed for trout drought The leather-bound ledgers of the Loch Maree Hotel chart the story of an environmental catastrophe. Their pages are filled with neatly inked lines that were once the boasts of anglers...read more
On June 28th The Times published: Call for urgent action to save vanishing UK meadows Wetland meadows in particular are disappearing, but all meadows are threatened. When I was young my dad and I went birdwatching and often saw the Great Grey Shrike, but now it is...read more
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The 3 “R”s of conservation, In support of compulsory water meters.. and a national abstraction licensing programme..
Most of our drinking water is recycled. Water is an essential commodity for life, and clean water, unpolluted by sewage or chemicals is a necessity for a civilised society. Some countries have never managed to achieve this, and most are in Africa. So we reuse and...read more
Jerome Starkley in The Times reports 31st May 2017: Why wild salmon need mankind’s help to survive Atlantic salmon face numerous threats on their journeys to and from the oceanANN STEVE TOON/REX FEATURES At sea they must navigate thousands of miles amid changing...read more
The economist raise the issue of the contempt in which we treat our oceans. In many ways we treat the land similarly..There are many parallels. Ownership of land is much clearer, but the effect of pollutants can be widespread, there are unknown unknowns in long term...read more