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New homes flood risk could be averted

Posted on 23rd March 2016 by WWT

The threat of flooding to homes and businesses will be higher due to the Government€™s proposed house-building law, say water management experts and environment charities. They€™re concerned that, after heavy rain, the [...]

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How will Britain soak up new housing

Posted on 18th March 2016 by WWT

Blog post by Peter Morris, WWT’s Head of PR & Campaigning €œAbsorbent€ is good. It must be, because advertisers use it all the time as a positive word. From kitchen towels to nappies, €œabsorbent€ promises[...]

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Poorer pupils benefit most from school nature trips

Posted on 16th March 2016 by WWT

Poorer children are less interested in being outdoors in nature than better-off children, but that difference can be turned on its head after just one day spent learning outside. That€™s according to early findings from [...]

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Natural Wealth

Posted on 15th March 2016 by WWT

Blog post by Richard Benwell, WWT’s Head of Government Affairs: On Budget Day, we count our gold. It€™s a national day of reckoning, when the Chancellor sets out the economic situation and the Government€™s plans [...]

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Learn how to fedge for free

Posted on 15th March 2016 by WWT Steart

Anyone with a yearning to create a living willow hedge can learn how to do so for free this Sunday (20 March) at WWT Steart Marshes near Bridgwater, Somerset. Willow hedges, also known as €˜fedges€™ (think fence + hedge[...]

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First ever bionic bird feeding

Posted on 14th March 2016 by WWT

A boy has used his new bionic hand to feed the birds at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre for the first time. Alan Gifford, 10, from Loughor near Swansea lost his hands when he was just three years old. They had to … [...]

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Disappearing duck could be helped by anglers

Posted on 14th March 2016 by WWT

The case of a disappearing duck €“ the common scoter €“ has puzzled WWT researchers and their partners, but new findings indicate that a decline in angling might have lead to trout eating their main food source. The [...]

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EU referendum: Make the environment count when you vote €˜in€™ or[...]

Posted on 12th March 2016 by WWT

Blog post by WWT’s Director of Conservation, Dr Debbie Pain: Few people will have escaped the daily debates about the risks and benefits of leaving the EU. We seem to have heard a little bit from informed experts, [...]

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Never mind the ballast - it's invasives week

Posted on 2nd March 2016 by WWT

This week is Non-Native Invasive Species Week. It sounds a bit scary, but Britain€™s wildlife really is under constant threat from foreign wildlife reaching our shores. It costs our economy more than £2bn per year to [...]

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Why do UK water plans promise so little

Posted on 22nd February 2016 by WWT

Blog post by WWT’s Head of Government Affairs, Richard Benwell: Last week, new River Basin Management Plans were published to protect and improve water quality. These plans are part of a European framework for the [...]

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