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Coastal Development and Tourism
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...
Rise in UK beaches with recommended water qualityThe Independent | 28 May 2010
More than half the UK's beaches are recommended for having excellent water quality in the latest Good Beach Guide - a slight rise on last year, the Marine Conservation Society said today. The number of sites failing the MCS's latest bathing water tests, which are based on European standards, fell...
England's cleanest beaches revealedGuardian Unlimited | 13 May 2010
England's cleanest beaches and the best places for swimming in the sea are revealed, with 150 locations awarded special status. England's cleanest beaches and the best places for swimming in the sea are revealed today, with 150 locations being awarded Blue Flag or Quality Coast status for 2010 by Keep Britain Tidy, the anti-litter charity.
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.
Tropical fish trade threatens to devastate reefsGuardian Unlimited | 08 Aug 2006
Leading marine biologists have called for a crackdown on the trade in tropical fish, which is threatening to destroy the world's already endangered coral reefs.
New shrimp nets said helping save fish stocksReuters | 08 Aug 2006
Fishing nets with "exit holes" being introduced under a project to salvage depleted world fisheries are helping shrimp trawlers reduce unwanted extra catches by up to 70 percent, a U.N. study showed on Sunday.
Fish From Heavens Rain on India's MannaPlanet Ark | 25 Jul 2006
The people of Kerala in India's southwest are famed for turning fish into spicy feasts fit for gods, but last week the heavens turned provider as fish rained down on the village of Manna, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Reservoir opened to save salmonBBC | 24 Jul 2006
A Devon reservoir releases millions of litres of water to keep fish healthy in the heatwave as parts of England face their worst drought for 30 years.
Global action needed on deep sea destructionGreen Consumer Guide | 18 Jul 2006
Destructive fishing practices such as bottom trawling must be stopped to prevent the ongoing destruction of sensitive marine environments such as seamounds, UK Fisheries Minister Ben Bradshaw has announced. Speaking at the International Deep Sea Biology Symposium, the Minister called on Governments around the world to introduce stricter regulations and an integrated approach to the problem.
Cruelty to crustaceans: Save the lobsterThe Independent | 05 Jul 2006
Any of the well-heeled customers strolling into the Whole Foods supermarket in central Washington yesterday morning with their heart set on a celebratory 4 July lobster feast would have left disappointed.
Boycott the dolphin parksThe Independent | 04 Jul 2006
British holidaymakers are being urged to boycott dolphin shows amid growing concerns over the plight of the aquatic mammals in captivity.
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.
Dutch refinery finds a way to end up smelling like roseInternational Herald Tribune | 29 Jun 2006
A Dutch experiment in limiting emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas blamed for climate change, illustrates a fundamental shift in the oil industry that offers glimmers of hope for the future.
Fury over Denmark's whaling voteGreen Consumer Guide | 26 Jun 2006
Denmarks decision to side with Japan and Norway during voting at the recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) event – a move which handed control of the authority to pro-whaling nations by a single vote – has been strongly criticised by WWF.
Compromise talk after whaling winBBC | 22 Jun 2006
The International Whaling Commission's annual meeting has ended with talk of compromise, despite a key victory for pro-whaling nations.