UK’s high-speed rail link could threaten wildlife

China Daily (Europe) | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • The United Kingdom’s planned high-speed rail link between London and the nation’s north may not only speed up commutes but also the decline of rare and endangered plants and animals.
  • The Wildlife Trusts claims the 88-billion-pound ($114 billion) link, which is known as HS2, could destroy “huge swathes” of habitat, including 108 ancient woodlands.
  • The Wildlife Trusts claims its review is the most comprehensive to date on the environmental cost of the HS2 project.