ECO CHAMBER PODCAST: Beaver fever, dirty air, and chalk streams in crisis

Listen as the ENDS Report team examines DEFRA's plans to tackle toxic air, how nutrient pollution is hobbling housebuilding, why beavers are making a comeback, the shocking health of 'England's rainforests', and why there's something nasty lurking in those nappies - and it's not what you think.

Every fortnight, the ENDS team runs down the biggest green news stories, shines a spotlight on some pretty nasty chemicals, and takes a forensic look at one of the more deep-rooted environmental issues facing us today.

In this eighth episode, the team explores:
  • DEFRA planned new air pollution targets
  • How nutrient pollution is blocking housebuilding 
  • Why beavers are making a comeback in London and across the UK
  • Why England's precious chalk streams are in dire straits
  • And how nappies conceal some pretty nasty substances 
To listen, simply click on the 'play' button in the graphic above, or follow and download Eco Chamber on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other platforms.

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