Flood Defences Affecting Property

What are flood defences? Flood defences seek to reduce the risk of flooding, to safeguard life, protect property, sustain economic activity and protect the natural environment. Flood defences are designed to protect against flood events of a particular magnitude, expressed as risk in any one year. The Environment Agency is responsible for all matters relating

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Agricultural Diseases

foot and mouth

Recent blogs on slurry and sheep dipping have looked at a range of issues facing agricultural workers – from environmental implications of sheep dips and slurry to pesticides and livestock. Here, we’re going to identify problems surrounding agricultural diseases as well as the guidance needed for agricultural workers. This is the third instalment in a

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Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Land Use

Environmental Impacts of Agriculture

What are the Environmental Impacts associated with Agricultural Land uses in the UK? This is the second instalment in a series of blog posts which will identify and evaluate the typical environmental impacts associated with day to day farm processes. What is slurry? How is it stored and what are the relevant guidances and regulations?

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Mapping Vs Street Names

Mapping Vs Street Names Where do you live? Unlocking the cartographic clues to the past It is amazing what simple secrets lay beneath the surface of British infrastructure. There are many historical land uses that have been forgotten from living memory. However, if we take time to stand and look at road names, the story

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Environmental impacts of Agricultural land uses

environmental, farming

What are the Environmental Impacts associated with Agricultural Land uses in the UK? This is the first instalment in a series of blog posts which will identify and evaluate the typical environmental impacts associated with day to day farm processes. To sheep dip or not to sheep dip? Figure 1: Image captured in September 2015.

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What is Radon?

What is Radon? What are the potential sources? What are the potential risks? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, produced by the radioactive decay of Uranium (238U) (1). Uranium is found in small quantities in all soils and rocks throughout the UK, with areas of elevated radon risk noted to include the granitic bedrocks

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