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Shrinking Habitats

Shrinking Habitats

Shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems, says a recent report from North Carolina State University. An extensive study of global habitat fragmentation -- the division of habitats into smaller and more isolated patches -- points to major trouble for a number of the world's ecosystems and the... read more »

New Climate Economy

New Climate Economy

The new climate economy report, 'Better Growth, Better Climate', by The Global Commission on the Economy & Climate is a major assessment, commissioned by governments and written by world-leading experts. It considers how best to achieve prosperity and development at the same time as reducing carbon emissions and adapting to... read more »

Blue Growth

Blue Growth

Blue Growth is the long term European strategy to support sustainable growth in the coastal and maritime sectors as a whole. Seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth. It is the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020... read more »

Integrated Water Management

Integrated Water Management

Water and its effective management are vital to life and with better integration. There is a growing awareness of the important role of planning in joining up land use and water management. The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership have produced a report called 'Planning Advice for Integrated Water... read more »

Summer downpours

Summer downpours

Extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK due to climate change, according to new research led by the Met Office in collaboration with Newcastle University. The new study  uses a state-of-the-art climate model providing the first evidence that hourly summer rainfall rates could increase. While summers are... read more »

Tourism and Climate Change

Tourism and Climate Change

A new document has been produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is a summary of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change aimed at the tourism sector. It was felt that the tourism sector could make more use of AR5, which is long and... read more »

Shifting Shores

Shifting Shores

Almost a decade ago the National Trust investigated how our coastline was likely to change over the next 100 years. Out of this research came the Shifting Shores report in 2005, which held one clear message — as a nation we can no longer build our way out of... read more »

Marine Plans

Marine Plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO)published the first ever plans for the future of our seas. The East Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans provide guidance for sustainable development in English waters, and cover the coast and seas from Flamborough Head to Felixstowe. Marine plans will inform and guide decisions... read more »

UK's Exceptional Weather

UK's Exceptional Weather

As the stormy weather continues, the National Climate Information Centre at the Met Office has looked at the historical records in an attempt to put the last 2 months into context. The Met Office News Blog has some interesting facts and figures for the weather seen nationally in the UK during December 2013... read more »

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