Category Archives: Water

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How the EU cleaned up my holidays

  This piece is taken from issue 36 of our journal, Inside Track. It is summer, at some point around 1987. I and my mum and dad are on holiday in Skegness. We sit on the beach, my dad wheezing slightly … Continue reading

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Housing and planning bill shows national policy making is still short sighted

This post is by Richard Benwell, head of government affairs at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. The Greener London report, published last week, is an excellent menu of options for making our capital cleaner, safer and more biodiverse. And, at the … Continue reading

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The challenge: keeping the taps running and water bills affordable

This post is written by Alex Townsend, economic advisor, Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change. It first appeared on the CCC blog. Green Alliance launched a report on Wednesday 12 February to promote greater water efficiency as a way to reduce water bills, … Continue reading

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Think we have cleaner seas? Why the UK still has a pollution problem

This post is by Andy Cummins, campaigns director at Surfers Against Sewage. Britain is and always will be heavily influenced by its coast.  The furthest we can get from it on our beautiful island is a little over 70 miles.  And … Continue reading

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Borrowing is the best way to pay for flood protection

This post first appeared on The Staggers, the New Statesman’s politics blog. Economics is not called the dismal science for nothing. As we watch the shocking images of filthy water pouring into homes and distressed residents leaving in rubber dinghies, … Continue reading

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