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Integrating nature into cities can provide citizens with urban cooling, cleaner air, regulated water supplies and flood protection. Image credit - Max Pixel, licensed under CC0

Trees, roof-top parks and vertical gardens can make urban areas better places to live. Read more

Removing older unused barriers brings environmental benefits, such as helping vital nutrients flow downstream, says Prof Garcia de Leaniz. Image credit - Zdeněk Chalupský, licensed under Pixabay licence

Free flowing rivers have almost entirely vanished across Europe. Read more

Dried-out dung burns longer than wood and is still used as a fuel today. Image credit - Dr Marta Portillo

Animal droppings are still used to fertilise crops, as fuel and even for building. Read more

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