UK river pollution monitoring is 50 years out of date, researchers say

Scum floating on the Ribble River near Clitheroe in Lancashire, UK Ashley Cooper/Alamy Monitoring of rivers in the UK has not been updated since the 1970s and only provides a snapshot of the state of water quality, making restoration efforts difficult. The four British nations have similar methods when it comes to policing rivers. In … Read more

Saving Britain’s Rivers: How you can help by becoming a citizen scientist

Cleanup of the Thames in London Thames21 Concerned about the state of Britain’s waterways? Would you like to do your part to improve them? As part of New Scientists As part of the Save Britain’s Rivers campaign, we’ve rounded up the most interesting citizen science projects that share our ambition to protect and restore these … Read more