Relocating parts of ancient woodlands to make way for HS2 is flawed idea, ecologists say

HS2 has been accused of creating a “smokescreen for destruction” with a strategy to relocate soils from ancient woodlands facing destruction to make way for the high-speed train line.

HS2 yesterday acknowledged that there was limited evidence for the success of its strategy of translocating soils and tree stumps from woodlands in Warwickshire, but argued that it is better to do so than not. 

Ecologists told the BBC that moving

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Is Opening a Hotel in Rockaway Beach Right Now a Good Idea?

On a recent Thursday morning, the staff at the Rockaway Hotel was busy installing sanitation stations, arranging lounge chairs six feet apart and practicing contactless check-ins. Scheduled to open Labor Day weekend, the upscale property sits just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Queens.

“We don’t have time to complain or say this pandemic stinks,” said Jon Krasner, one of the developers involved in the venture. “We have to

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