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River of money flows to Thames as it wins global conservation prizeGuardian Unlimited | 12 Oct 2010
London's mighty river was declared a dead zone 50 years ago - but now it is full of life and has been rewarded for its resurgence. In the 1950s it was declared biologically dead – a heavily polluted river that was a far cry from the days when it was admired by William Wordsworth, Claude Monet and the Three Men in a Boat of Jerome K Jerome's book.
Plan to bring back 'lost' wetlandsThe Independent | 01 Sep 2009
Good news for the bittern and the crane, for water voles and eels, for dragonflies and butterflies, and for anyone who loves wildlife. Marshes, reedbeds, fenlands, peat bogs, meres and ponds across the country are to be restored and recreated in a massive exercise to bring back England's lost wetlands.
Wetland project progressesGreen Consumer Guide | 07 Jul 2006
The UKs largest man-made wetland was created this week as the sea wall at Wallasea Island in Essex was breached, Defra has announced.
Sea change turns farmland into marshGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jul 2006
Wallasea again surrendered some of its land to the sea, but this time the dismantling of the protective wall was deliberate, to create the country's biggest wetland area.
Huge marine wetland starts lifeBBC | 05 Jul 2006
A 300m section of a sea wall has been breached to begin the creation of the UK's largest man-made marine wetland.
Flood scheme recreates ancient Essex wetlandsGuardian Unlimited | 05 Jul 2006
Coastal flood defences in Essex are being breached today to create the UK's largest man-made marine wetland in a government-funded scheme to protect endangered wading birds such as avocets.
Water firms 'damaging wetlands'BBC | 26 Jun 2006
Water companies are damaging wetland habitats - crucial to birds and other wildlife - because they are pumping too much water out of them, the RSPB says.
US court fails to decide wetlands regulationtoday.reuters.co.uk | 20 Jun 2006
A splintered U.S. Supreme Court failed on Monday to decide whether the federal government can regulate wetlands away from navigable waters in a case that provided the first indication of anti-environmentalist views by President George W. Bush's two appointees.
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Research needed on marine soundBBC | 14 Feb 2006
Research into the effect of sound in the oceans on marine mammals should be commissioned by the UK Government, a report recommends.
Greens say disasters worsened by wetland lossReuters | 03 Feb 2006
The destruction of the world's wetlands is exacerbating global disasters such as floods and famines and is a potential source of conflict in volatile regions, environmentalists said on Thursday.
Fewer wetland birds migrate to UKBBC | 17 Jan 2006
Fewer migrating ducks, geese and wading birds are wintering in Britain because more are staying closer to their Arctic breeding grounds due to global warming.
World's largest wetland under threat in BrazilReuters | 13 Jan 2006
The world's largest wetland, Brazil's Pantanal, is being destroyed by increased farming, ranching and mining, according to a report by the environmental watchdog Conservation International.
Katrina damage blamed on wetlands lossBBC | 02 Nov 2005
Two months after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi, the scale of the disaster is increasingly being attributed to the disappearance of the region's swamps and marshes.
US reduces protection of waters, wetlands: reportReuters | 13 Oct 2005
In the past four years, the United States has drastically cut back on its protection of waterways and wetlands, whose erosion was cited as a factor in the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, according to a report issued on Wednesday.
Sewage fear for wildlife havensBBC | 10 Oct 2005
A wildlife charity has said a lack of investment in the water industry could put wetlands and habitats at risk.
Heatwave makes plants warm planetBBC | 22 Sep 2005
A new study shows that during the 2003 heatwave, European plants produced more carbon dioxide than they absorbed from the atmosphere.
Water revives Iraq's 'Garden of Eden'SCIDEV.NET | 26 Aug 2005
Satellite images show that Iraq's Mesopotamian marshes, which almost vanished during Saddam Hussein's rule, are rapidly recovering.
Alderney West Coast named as wetland of international importanceDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 26 Aug 2005
The rich natural environment of Alderney's west coast, home to large populations of nesting seabirds, pristine seagrass beds and other rare species, has been recognised as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, Biodiversity Minister Jim Knight announced today.