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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? A Visualization of Ocean Trash

Originally posted on Ocean News:
Project AWARE’s new interactive map is the first to visualize nearly three years of ongoing reporting by an international network of scuba divers who remove marine debris they find underwater through the Dive Against Debris…

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Rubbish in the oceans

As teams from several countries search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they’re finding a lot of rubbish. Laura Parker at National Geographic tells us how this shines a spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.

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Proud of the Fish Fight

The European Union changed its policy last year, to stop good fish being discarded dead from boats. Here’s celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall crowing about the Fish Fight. No more discards in European seas! I’m proud of the Fish Fight too. … Continue reading

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GM oilseeds for Britain?

This year in Britain, we heard there’d be no GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered, biotech) crops. It didn’t last. A new GM crop might soon be field-tested here. Eventually this crop might reduce pressure on overfished seas. A land plant … Continue reading

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New Marine Conservation Zones around England

New Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) will soon be created in English seas to protect coral reefs and other marine life. Yesterday Auntie Beeb told us that there are to be 27 new MCZs. ‘Announcing the 27 new zones, marine environment … Continue reading

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Bycatch: 1 for the price of 10

Originally posted on A Perspective Study:
Bycatch is a real and growing problem. We are catching more fish unintentionally than ever before thanks the to large-scale implementation of bottom trawling, a fishing technique in which ships as big as supertankers…

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Wind power and nuclear power

Here in Britain our Energy Secretary is Edward Davey. This week he announced that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DOCC), which he leads, will invest more in offshore wind farms to generate electricity. This comes just two weeks … Continue reading

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Corals can fight ocean acidification

argylesock says… An encouraging title. But do read the article. Global warming means bleached corals and acidifying ocean water. Those corals aren’t likely to cope well with that water. I’ve mentioned before how these kinds of change have knock-on effects … Continue reading

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Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime?

Duncan Clark at the Guardian says, ‘The UN [United Nations] is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises.’ Here’s the press release from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), … Continue reading

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How UK water companies are polluting Britain’s rivers and beaches

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:
From The Guardian: The most persistent and frequent polluters of England’s rivers and beaches are the nation’s 10 biggest water companies, an Observerinvestigation has revealed. The companies, which are responsible for treating waste water and delivering clean…

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