Eight out of 10 UK ponds in a ‘terrible state’, says study

Guardian: Eight out of 10 ponds in Britain are in a "terrible state", according to the biggest ever survey of the country's nature-rich small water pools. England, Scotland and Wales are thought to have about half a million public "ponds", from tarns in the Lake District and wild mountain pools to patches of water on village greens. But mostly as a result of pollution from farmland, roads and villages, the study by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the charity Pond Conservation ......

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