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Wales’ eerily beautiful slate quarries are getting the recognition they deserve

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“The slate quarries are beautiful,” a friend told me, having returned from a holiday in Gwynedd, where I grew up. “They are not so beautiful when your ancestors died in them,” I said, half-joking just to see her face....

Welsh slate landscape becomes UK’s newest world heritage site

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The slate landscape of north-west Wales, said to have “roofed the 19th century world” as its quarries exported slate across the globe, has become the UK’s newest Unesco world heritage site. The landscape surrounding S...

New EPA chief Michael Regan relishes ‘clean slate’ after chaos of Trump era

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Michael Regan has perhaps the most fiendishly challenging job within Joe Biden’s administration. As the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Regan not only has to grapple with the unfolding cataclysm of the cl...