The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 8th, 2021 night edition

image for A ‘rewilding revolution’: How 9 million trees reforested England

Since then, more than 9m trees have been planted to create the National Forest in the Midlands - the first forest to be created at scale in England for more than 1000 years.

It now covers 200 square miles across three counties, linking the two ancient woodlands of Charnwood and Needwood.

Old coal mines and quarries have been repurposed as parks and nature reserves - and 5,000 jobs have been created.

Having grown up in a Midlands mining town and then leaving just as the National Forest was starting to take shape, this story means a lot to me.

Among the businesses that now call the woods home is Little Acorns Forest School, based at Hicks Lodge National Cycle Centre near Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

I remember visitors driving past signs for the fledgling National Forest and laughing that there wasn't a tree in sight.

In a nutshell, the seeds of success sown by the National Forest project continue to put down roots both in the Midlands and further afield. »

Lauren Boebert may lose her seat in Congress

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QAnon Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) may lose her seat if a nonpartisan state commission’s new congressional map is adopted.

But the once-a-decade tweak puts Boebert’s seat in jeopardy after the lines are drawn.

Boebert is one of the most reviled members of Congress and is regularly mocked as one of the dumbest legislators. »

Portland to declare trade and travel ban against Texas

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Portland will be voting on an emergency resolution Wednesday that would ban trading with Texas and bar city employees from traveling to the state as a direct response to the state’s new abortion law.

“We urge other leaders and elected bodies around the nation to join us in condemning the actions of the Texas state government,” Wheeler added.

Texas’ new law has made it illegal to access or provide an abortion in the state after the sixth week of pregnancy. »