The Environment Agency has published a new report that outlines the impacts climate change will have on English rivers, particularly on increasing algal blooms.
Climate change will lower river flows, concentrating pollution, which will cause more algal blooms damaging wildlife and plants in rivers, wetlands and lakes.
With only 17% of England’s rivers and 23% of lakes are considered healthy, this report indicates that they are acutely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Dominic Gogol, WWF-UK’s Water Policy Manager said: “The future health of the rivers of England, requires action now from government, water companies and farmers. We must reduce the pollution that flows out of sewage treatment works and off farmland ending up in our rivers.
“To date the government has failed to work with farmers to effectively tackle these pollutants whereas the water industry, also a big polluter and responsible for a quarter of all pressures, has had to take significant steps to address them.
“With over half of nutrient pollution in rivers originating from farming and septic tanks , the government needs to work with those responsible to ensure their operations are helping to improve our precious rivers and wetlands and do not leave them vulnerable to the additional pressure from climate change.”
Like our Facebook Page
10 Simple Home Improvement Tips To Create A Green Home Environment
Business Initiatives: Ways to Preserve the Environment
Ultra Simple Guide to Consumer Solar Panel Installation
7 Very Important Steps to Become an Eco-Friendly Dog Owner
The Unbelievable Car Insurance Perks of Being an Eco-friendly Car Owner
5 Very Important Sustainable Guidelines for Home Renovations
9 Essential Elements of Success for Eco-Friendly Food Trucks
Comprehensive Analysis of the Environmental and Financial Benefits of Hybrids
7 Ethical Stocks Looking to Make a Significant Recovery after the Pandemic
Radical Waste Management Solutions Are Essential for Environmental Preservation
An Important Look To The Future of Green Construction
Implementing the Best Sustainable Construction Practices with Timber
The Triumphant Turnaround of Tesla Motors
4 Eco-Friendly Ways to Invest in Your Business
The Terrifying Effects of Polyester on the Environment and Our Health
Understanding the Horrifying Hazards of E-Waste 101
The Terrifying Environmental Footprint Of PPE Disposals
Sustainability is Transforming the Diamond Industry
Massive Technological Advances Create a New Era for Sustainable Farming
4 Sustainable Real Estate Renovations to Complete Before Renting Your Home
- Editors Choice10 months ago
10 Green Companies With Amazing Environmental Initiatives
- Environment11 months ago
How You Can Celebrate An Environmentally Friendly Christmas Or Holiday
- Features10 months ago
5 Sustainable Home Improvement Ideas To Improve Your Home’s Value
- Environment11 months ago
Simple Hacks to Slash Your Environmental Footprint for the Holidays