For What It’s Earth

HS2: Low-carbon travel or environmental disaster?

November 4, 2020

It’s fair to say that, since its announcement nearly a decade ago, the ‘High Speed Rail 2’ project has been in the UK news A LOT. With construction starting on the massive infrastructure project recently, we took a look at the likely environmental impact of this highly-contentious undertaking. Could projects like this ever have a positive environmental swing? Does simply uprooting and moving a whole forest actually work? 

 

A few of the discussed sources:

https://www.hs2.org.uk/what-is-hs2/

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/hs2

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54628840

 

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