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Flocking to the Mersey
The Mersey Estuary is a site of both national and international importance for wading and migratory birds, however access points to sites where you can view these birds can be few and far between. Tim Melling gives an insight into the various species that can be found around the estuary and gives hints and tips on the best times and places to see them.
Behind the Facade
Residents have moved into New Islington, Ancoats, the unusual redevelopment of one of Manchester's most rundown estates. The new development is centred around a new canal link and water park and features uniquely designed housing. Mark Hillsdon talks to residents about their new homes and finds out how the New Islington vision became a reality.
Spotlight - Tony Juniper
Source talks to Tony Juniper as he gets ready to leave Friends of the Earth after six years as executive director. He discusses the successes he has seen over the past 20 years as an ardent environmentalist and highlights the challenges that still need to be overcome to ensure a sustainable future for our planet.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day is the UN's flagship environmental event that takes place every year on June 5th. Edwin Colyer explores the various activities and events taking place across the Northwest that are helping to encourage people to engage in and enjoy the region’s natural environment.
Urban river regeneration in Manchester: transforming the dark River Irwell
Study by APEM Aquatic Scientists examining the effect of years of neglect on the River Irwell, and turn the tide to embrace the river as fundamental part of Manchester's heritage, and of its future economic and social growth. The report outlines the rise and fall of the Irwell, highlights current problems, and explores the potential for the river's regeneration and environmental improvement. Key projects are also identified.
Who Saved the Mersey?
With salmon now having returned to the River Mersey it is hard to believe that only a couple of decades ago it was virtually lifeless and essentially an open sewer. The Mersey Basin Campaign was set up in order to tackle the appalling state of the Mersey through innovative partnership working and local action. Now the Mersey Basin Campaign has come to the end of its 25 year lifespan and Matthew Sutcliffe takes the opportunity to talk to key people who have worked with the Campaign over the years and explores who killed the Mersey, who helped clean it up and was it worth it?
People often cry out for more green spaces in out towns and cities, but with associated maintenance costs and health and safety issues, new green spaces are not often seen as a viable option. Phil Griffin poses the idea that new public spaces need not be green as long as the space, whatever it may be, is properly conceived, used and well maintained.
Reflections on the end of the Mersey Basin Campaign from key partners
Reflections on the end of the Mersey basin campaign by key partners. Jeremy Carter of the University of Manchester, Mark Atherton of the NWDA and Louise Morrissey of Peel Holdings reflect on the achievements and significance of the Campaign, and their own personal memories, as well as looking to the future of the Northwest's water environment.