Costing the Earth

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Fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet

Beaver Town May 25, 2021

Adrian has a big idea. His home of Braunton, a village in North Devon, has a problem with flooding. Over the last decade he has seen it get worse. The village flooded badly in 2012 just after a million pound flood defence scheme was completed, and there was more flooding in 2016. Braunton has since had those defences upgraded, but more work is needed further up the valley. Instead of more expensive schemes, Adrian has an alternative solution - bringing back beavers to do the work for them. Beavers are nature’s engineers, their dams prevent flooding by holding water upstream …

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