Environment

The Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs has legally sanctioned a beaver colony to remain on the River Otter in east Devon, after the success of its five-year reintroduction trial. The colony are the first wild beavers to live in the English countryside for four centuries.

Liz Wright criticises the government’s total disregard for local politics as they purchase 27 hectares of agricultural land in Ashford, without engaging with the local community
Sara Hall, co-founder of Stop Funding Heat, details how Facebook is failing to crackdown on climate change denialism on the platform
Former primary school teacher Jenny Rhodes proposes an education system with future generations in mind
Cllr Lawrence Brown looks at how Liverpool’s action on the climate emergency matches up with its promises
Sustrans’ Daniel Gillett reflects on the recent government emergency funding for active travel
Green World interviews activist Rob Hopkins about society’s loss of imagination and how to rekindle it
Rupert Read and Emma Dawnay discuss how Brexit can be made to work for the environment
Dr Megan Argo weighs up the benefits and risks of launching too many satellites into the Earth’s orbit