Environment Agency to boost natural flood management after pilot projects | Flooding

Environment Agency to boost natural flood management after pilot projects |  Flooding

“Natural” low-tech flood management, such as using natural materials to slow river flow and storing flood water in meadows, will play a key role in preventing future flooding, according to the chief executive of the Environment Agency. Sixty natural flood management pilot projects have helped protect 15,000 homes and create stores for up to 1.6 … Read more

Environment Agency to boost natural flood management after pilot projects | Flooding

Environment Agency to boost natural flood management after pilot projects |  Flooding

“Natural” low-tech flood management, such as using natural materials to slow river flow and storing flood water in meadows, will play a key role in preventing future flooding, according to the chief executive of the Environment Agency. Sixty natural flood management pilot projects have helped protect 15,000 homes and create stores for up to 1.6 … Read more

Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur ‘repopulation’ in cities as humans learn to coexist with nature

In a bustling metropolitan area of ​​4.3 million people, Yale University wildlife biologist Nyeema Harris ventures into isolated groves to study Detroit’s most elusive residents: coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks among them. Over the past five years, Harris and colleagues have placed trail cameras in forested sections of 25 city parks. They recorded thousands of … Read more

Major regulatory weaknesses in WA’s commercial fishing industry, auditor general’s report finds

An auditor general’s report on the regulation of commercial fisheries in WA has raised serious concerns about the efficiency of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and its fisheries officials. Key points: There are fears about the conflicting responsibilities of the DPIRD and officers The Auditor General “cannot be sure” illegal fishing is … Read more

Our laws fail nature. The government’s plan to overhaul them looks good, but crucial details are yet to come

The Albanian government has just released its long-awaited response to a scathing independent review of Australia’s environmental protection law. The 2020 review ultimately found that the laws were flawed, outdated and, without fundamental reform, would continue to see plants and animals go extinct. The extent to which the government implements the review’s 38 recommendations to … Read more

That’s the impact electric vehicles have on the environment, according to one expert

Full speed ahead for electric vehicles. The nascent advances began in the early 2000s and continued into the 2010s with consumer-friendly EVs such as the Leaf and Tesla Model S. Now the auto industry and state and federal governments have fully (or at least mostly) embraced the vehicles electric. Nineteen states (and Washington, DC) have … Read more

Over half of the world’s energy transition minerals are found in indigenous lands

An open pit tin mine in the Brazilian Amazon.Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) As the cogs gear up for the world to shift to clean energy, it is becoming increasingly clear that we will need more minerals, such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel, which help power our cars and form the backbone of our solar … Read more

Fisheries minister aims for joint Canada-US management of depleted Atlantic mackerel stock

Canada is lobbying the United States to add Atlantic mackerel to the cross-border fish stocks jointly managed by the two East Coast countries, but has so far not reached an agreement. The appeal comes after Canada imposed a total moratorium on all commercial mackerel fishing in 2022 to rebuild the depleted shared stock. The Americans … Read more

Why Canada tapped an energy company to help homeowners give up natural gas

The federal government has contracted one of Canada’s largest fossil fuel suppliers to execute a massive public program to reduce demand for its product. Effective January 1, Enbridge Gas will acquire the Greener Homes Grant from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in Ontario. A large part of the government’s plan to fight climate change, the program … Read more