News Roundup 21/12/2018: We Are Open Over Christmas

We Are Open Over Christmas

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Grimefighters Tackling Giant Fatberg Remove 800 Tonnes of Grease from Cardiff Sewer

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The monstrous wad of fat, grease and oil has built up over several months underneath the streets of Cardiff Bay in Wales where Welsh Water is desperately trying to remove it. … read more

Scotland must commit to helping beavers make a comeback | Letter

Landscape, Quairaing, Scotland

Environmental organisations say beavers breathe new life into landscapes by creating dynamic woodland and wetland habitats. The clock has run out on the statement, made by the Scottish government on 20 December 2017, that legislation to make beavers a protected species in Scotland would be laid before parliament in the first … read more

Galilee Basin mine plans understated water impact, government report says

Waves, Dawn, Ocean, Sea, Dusk, Seascape

Report finds more than 95% chance of hydrological changes to Belyando river basin from mines including Carmichael. Coalmines planned in the Galilee Basin – including Adani’s Carmichael mine – understated the likely impacts on surrounding water resources, a federal government scientific report has found.The bioregional assessment report into the cumulative impact … read more

Post-Brexit green watchdog could sue ministers, says Gove

Eu, United Kingdom, 2016, Problem

But Green groups say proposals will mean weaker protection for nature after UK leaves EUA new post-Brexit green watchdog will be able to sue the government over environmental failings, according to new plans set out by Michael Gove. However, campaign groups have questioned the independence of the body because the … read more

Martin Parr: ‘There’s no time for being intimidated’

Photo, Lens, Lenses, Photographer, Old

The photographer, aged 66, on fearlessness, fatherhood, the leftwing bias of photojournalists and being banned from IranMy childhood was “very Home Counties”. I was born in Chessington, and we moved to Epsom when I was 12. My father was an obsessive bird ringer and president of the Surrey Bird Club, … read more

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