Britain’s rivers once considered “polluted death” are now “teeming with life”


Britain’s Environment Agency credits the many habitat restoration programs and strict regulation of pollutants for the regeneration of rivers and the return of wildlife. Six rivers in particular made the list as most improved including the River Wandle, a tributary of the Thames. The Wandle was once considered a sewer, but is now considered one of the best urban fisheries in the world. Read more at the Vancouver Sun. 


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