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How the project lead for the Isle of Wight coastal defence scheme is actively reducing carbon

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My name is Emily Webster and I am the project lead for two coastal defence schemes in Sandown Bay on the south-eastern coast of the Isle of Wight. These schemes will refurbish over 2km of sea wall and groynes in …

How the Environment Agency is conserving and enhancing biodiversity

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The Environment agency is involved in restoring biodiversity to a number of different coastal and shoreline habitats

Hi, I am Tony Grayling and I’m one of the new Directors of Nature and Place, along with my colleague Jennie Donovan, at the Environment Agency. Today we are celebrating International Day of Biodiversity, and I wanted to share with …

What’s the foam you sometimes see along Britain’s coastlines?

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Coastal foam is often seen in warmer periods

Have you ever been at the coast and noticed a frothy foam at the water’s edge? From April to August, it’s fairly common to see these discoloured, sometimes creamy-looking and bad smelling foamy patches in the sea. You might think …

How the Environment Agency monitors and tests bathing water quality

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Many parts of the UK's coastline are used for bathing and leisure.

Today (15 May) marks the start of this year’s bathing water season. Between now and the end of September, millions of people will head to bathing waters to relax and swim.   Following Defra’s recent announcement of 27 new bathing waters, …

Working in partnership to enhance approaches to surface water risk management

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In recent years, record rainfall events nationally and internationally have served to underline the threat of surface water flooding, particularly to our cities and urban areas, writes Caroline Douglass, Environment Agency Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management. Examples …

The EA-funded farm group bringing people together to improve sustainability

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The Environment Agency (EA) have funded a project to engage and work with farmers in the Upper Roding Catchment. We’ve worked in collaboration with the project lead, environmental charity Thames21, and the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne (RBI) Catchment Partnership to …