sunsetoverreedsThe UK is breaking down a sea wall in Essex to give a wide swath of wetlands back to the birds. The government-funded project costing £7.5m aims to replace bird habitats lost to development by creating the nation’s largest area of wetland with mudflats, saline lagoons and seven artificial islands. The new bird habitat, stretching for 115 hectares (284 acres), also delivers storm defense and flood management. (BBC)

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