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Multi-billion pound investment as government unveils new long-term plan to tackle flooding

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

336,000 properties in England better protected from flooding by 2027 with record £5.2 billion investment

Homes and businesses across the country will be better protected and more resilient in future after the government revealed its long-term plan to tackle the risks of flooding and coastal erosion.

Natural England publishes a new report on the state of our natural capital

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The atlas maps out our natural capital assets and describes the benefits that they provide for people.

Nature provides people with a wide variety of benefits, for example, clean water, clean air, protection from hazards and beautiful views. Using a natural capital lens can help us understand and explain these benefits.

Unpicking the impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater ecosystems

Friday, June 26, 2020

Rivers and lakes are among our most loved ecosystems. They are hotspots of biodiversity in the landscape and support recreation and eco-tourism. Yet, sadly they are under increasing and diverse stress as a result of human activity. They are used as conduits for domestic and industrial waste, straightened and reinforced to meet water storage and supply demands, and cut off from floodplains to support food production. They are also extremely sensitive to the effects of climate change.

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