Looking downstream on the River Cree
Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch
Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park
Looking upstream on the River Luce
North American Signal Crayfish
The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch
Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'
Fly fishing on the River Cree
A small upland burn
The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet
A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn
A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee
The latest edition of 'Acid News' highlights that emissions of the main air pollutants could be significantly further reduced if power plants were to utilise the best available techniques. Improving air quality is the key driver required to reduce acid rain. A recent report by the European Environment Agency stated that if large combustion power plants (LCP's) all had the best available emissions abatement techniques applied then emissions of sulphur dioxide could have been 94 % lower and nitrogen oxides 69 % lower. The report looked at 1,600 LCP's across EU27. It is a small number of large scale coal plants which dominate the emissions. Germany, Poland and UK reported the highest NOx emissions from LCP's. Legislation needs to force EU countries to take all necessary measures to reduce their emissions quickly.