From Saltaire to Hebden Bridge, where ther have been three serious floods recently.
Hebden Bridge was subjected to two serious floods in the summer of 2012. And then again in 2015 Part of this may be due to the reduced capacity of their moors to absorb water. Blanket bog absorbs water. EMBER Report into the effects of burning on water courses, suggest using mayflies as indicators of health - there are twice as many in waters that have not been burned.
The government organisation 'Natural England' in Vital Uplands thinks so. (Check out what the 'vital' uplands look like now and may look like in 2060. The vision seems to ignore the fact that all this land is owned by somebody, and it is they who will dictate what happens to it.)
The Moorland Association, of which Environment Secretary under Minister of State Richard Benyon is one, lobby hard to block any bans on burning. The Moorland Association claim that burning heather lowers the carbon footprint - presumably because all the carbon goes up into the atmosphere!
Ban The Burn’s complaint to the European Commission follows the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ October 2012 request that the European Commission investigate Natural England’s new approach regarding Walshaw Moor Estate. More
2) Which is greener? Wind Farms
versus Willow grown for biomass fuel?
Has anybody done environmental impacts assessments to determine which is best for renewable energy and the environment - windfarms or willow growing? We know which causes least complaint. A start..
3 Vegetable growing on high.
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