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Coastal and Marine Issues
In praise of... Sunderland PointGuardian Unlimited | 16 Nov 2010
Choosing what to protect of Britain's vulnerable coastline is a difficult balancing act. Choosing what to protect and what to try to save from the stormy waters around the British coast is an invidious task. Sunderland Point (that's Sunderland, Lancashire, not Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) is typical...
Hoaxers target new Chevron advertising campaignReuters | 18 Oct 2010
Chevron Corp launched a new advertising campaign on Monday to address negative perceptions of big oil companies, but a bogus release and website by activist hoaxers and an environmental group quickly sought to turn the tables on the company.
We can't use it - so why the heck are we prospecting for new oil? | George MonbiotGuardian Unlimited | 27 Sep 2010
To stop runaway climate change we have to get out of fossil fuels. Drilling off Shetland and in the Arctic makes no sense. Forget, for a moment, the fragility of the Arctic environment and the likely consequences of a spill there. Forget the dangers of deepwater drilling in a strait plagued by storms and icebergs, and the difficulties - greater than in the Gulf of Mexico – of capping a leaking well there.
BP oil leak aftermath: Slow-motion tragedy unfolds for marine lifeGuardian Unlimited | 10 Jun 2010
The wildlife haven Grand Isle is at the heart of the environmental catastrophe engulfing LouisianaOut on the water, it starts as a slight rainbow shimmer, then turns to wide orange streamers of oil whipping through the waves. Later, on the beach, we witness a vast, Olympic-sized swimming pool of...
Most corals unable to adapt to warming oceansNew Scientist | 14 Sep 2006
Three-quarters of the worlds coral reefs may lack the ability to cope with climate change, despite previous optimistic predictions, according to a new review of coral research.
Norway fails to fulfil whaling quotaGuardian Unlimited | 22 Aug 2006
Norway will not be able to fulfil its whaling quota this year in what conservation groups are claiming is proof that the government should no longer support the industry.
Ulster civil servants at loggerheads over £59m green energy schemeBelfast Telegraph | 18 Jul 2006
An internal Civil Service row over a multi-million pound Government boost aimed at around 4,000 Northern Ireland homes can be revealed today. Fears over the future of the £59m scheme - a personal priority of Secretary of State Peter Hain - have led to warnings that it may not reach its targets.
Economists must take climate change seriously say scientistsEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 17 Jul 2006
With 'compelling evidence' backing the scientific case for man-made climate change it is time for economists to turn up the heat in the battle to reduce greenhouse gases, says the Royal Society.
Sea wall breached creates UK's largest wetland as flood defenceEnvironment Times | 17 Jul 2006
The UK's largest man-made wetland has been created by breaking the sea wall defences at Wallasea Island in the south east England county of Essex in order to create a natural buffer which will improve flood defences and create a prime wildlife habitat too.
Credits cut 'will raise prices'Telegraph | 30 Jun 2006
Business groups hit out at the Government for cutting its cap on carbon emissions which they say will push up energy prices and make Britain less competitive.
EU emissions spark new effortGreen Consumer Guide | 29 Jun 2006
The European Commission has vowed to intensify climate change efforts, following last weeks publication figures that showed an increase in emissions during the last two years across the region.