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Could making rivers bendy again help prevent flooding?

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

In the UK, 97% of rivers have been altered in some way to better suit modern life. On the Knepp Estate in Sussex, they've changed their stretch of the River Adur back to a more natural shape.

When Storm Henk hit the UK in the new year, it brought more than 300 flood warnings and damage to around 2,000 properties across the country.

But while it was devastating, it wasn't particularly extraordinary.

Floods are an increasing danger in the UK.

Seeing is believing: Scotland's Highlands Rewilding seeks buy-in from bankers

Friday, September 22, 2023

Earth scientist, campaigner against fossil fuels, solar-panel entrepreneur – Scotland-based rewilder Jeremy Leggett has lived many lives. Perhaps none so controversial as his plan to buy and rewild swathes of Scottish landscape to trade as carbon and biodiversity credits. Karen Thomas went to Loch Ness to meet him.