ECO CHAMBER PODCAST SPECIAL: Feargal's fury, beaver fever and heatwave hellscapes

This specially extended episode features former Undertones frontman and keen angler Feargal Sharkey on who's to blame for the dismal state of England's rivers. The ENDS Report team also examines why the government has ditched two-thirds of its nature indicators this year, why England is heading for drought, why things are looking bright for beavers, and how the EU plans to monitor its environmental progress

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

In this 17th episode, the ENDS team is joined by musician and angler Feargal Sharkey who does not pull punches when laying the blame for the mismanagement of water quality at the doors of the Environment Agency, Ofwat and the water sector. 

The team also explores:

  • Why the government has dumped 17 of its 24 nature indicators
  • England's headlong plunge into drought conditions
  • Why legal protections for beavers are in the pipeline
  • And how the EU plans to move beyond GDP to gauge its wealth

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