United Kingdom: HS2 tunnel could save ancient woodland, campaigners say

Guardian: A short tunnel extension could save up to one-third of the ancient woodland threatened by the HS2 high-speed rail project, campaigners say. Figures show that 32 hectares (80 acres) of ancient woodland will be lost in the first phase of HS2, that will be constructed along a 140-mile route between London and Birmingham. But a coalition of conservation groups and the local council says that more than 10 hectares (25 acres) could be preserved by increasing the length of the planned Chilterns tunnel......

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