Millions in North West England to face hosepipe ban

Customers will not be able to use either a hosepipe or sprinkler to water their gardens or clean their vehicles

Dam it! Reservoirs are trapping CO2

Man-made dams and reservoirs could be major drivers of environmental change. That’s according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Université libre de Bruxelles, which suggests blocking rivers is having significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate. The report says dammed reservoirs trap nearly one-fifth of […]

Renewable focus on mills, reservoirs and rivers

A study is underway to assess the green electricity potential of old mills, reservoirs and rivers in Lancashire. The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is conducting research with local councils before urging farmers and landowners to consider investing in renewable energy systems such as small-scale hydro-electricity plants. A similar scheme in the […]