Forgotten stations and long lost stops

Have you ever come across a sign saying Station Road but there is no railway station to be seen? Perhaps an old brick bridge in an empty field, or even a platform in the middle of a forest? I have often wondered at theses peculiarities, especially as they provide a tantalising glimpse into a Victorian

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Landfill Biogas. What a Load of Rubbish!

In 2013 the UK disposed of just under 39 million tonnes of waste into landfills (1). Although current waste regulations, such as the Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC), strictly control what type and volume of waste is disposed, landfills can have a negative environmental impact, especially if they start to produce greenhouse gases as the natural decomposition

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Catchment Flood Management Plans – Why are they important?

Catchment Flood Management Plans (CFMPs) have been produced by the Environment Agency (EA) to establish and plan future flood risk management activities, which will deliver long term sustainable risk management. There are 77 CFMPs in total for England and Wales, one for each individual river catchment (1). Sustainable flood risk management has now become a

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Tidal Energy

energy

Tidal energy has the potential to provide a reliable and predictable source of clean green energy to the UK. The world’s tides are controlled by a complex but predictable relationship between the position of the moon and the sun producing a gravitational pull on the Earth’s oceans, combined with the effect of the wind and

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