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17/05/18
Peatland contributions to UK water security

Peatlands are vital to UK water security and must be protected to preserve the UK’s water supply, warn scientists.

water@leeds scientists from the University of Leeds have developed a new global index that identifies water supplied from peatlands as a significant source of drinking water for the UK and the Republic of Ireland .

 

15/05/18
Grants for peatland restoration

•    £10 million of government grants awarded for work on peatlands
•    Area the size of 10,000 football pitches to be restored to peat forming condition
•    Restored peatlands will continue to store carbon, improve water quality in rivers and reduce flood risk
 

 

10/05/18
Celebration event marks successful Nature Network project

Forty people gathered in New Cumnock Town Hall on the evening of Thursday 19th April to celebrate the successes of Nature Network, a large-scale environmental project delivered by the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI).    
 

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