United Kingdom: Work under way on nature reserve

BBC: Construction work has begun on Europe's largest man-made nature reserve, located in Essex. Wallasea Island is being transformed from farmland into a 670-hectare (1,500-acre) wetland. The site is using 4.5 million tonnes of earth excavated from the Crossrail project, for which a 21km (13 mile) tunnel is being bored through London. The land will be transformed into marshes, lagoons and mudflats to attract birds and other wildlife. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) reserve......

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