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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 .


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


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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