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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... Read More...

South Coast next Marine Plan

South Coast next Marine Plan

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has announced that the coast and seas from Dover to the River Dart in Devon will be the second area in England to benefit from marine planning. This will obviously include the Solent and... Read More...

Special Protection Areas for Seabirds

Special Protection Areas for Seabirds

The EU Birds Directive requires the UK government to identify a network of Special Protection Areas (SPAs) to protect Europe’s rarest, most vulnerable and regularly-occurring migratory birds. Whilst the suite of SPAs on English land is well-established, further work is... 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... Read More...

Ten International Climate Science facts

Ten International Climate Science facts

Climate change is happening to all of us – and because of us. Here are 10 facts you should know: 1. The first decade of this century was the warmest decade on the instrumental record. Visit the met office website... Read More...

The 'Plastiki' Expedition

The 'Plastiki' Expedition

Ever wondered about the fate of all those plastic bottles that wash up on our beaches very summer? In Australia last summer plastic bottles were put to a far more eco-friendly task than simply becoming a waste product. The Plastiki is a... Read More...

The Sun Also Rises on Renewables

The Sun Also Rises on Renewables

Recessionary conditions did not stop 2009 from finishing as a record year for the amount of new green power added to the grid globally. Growth and investment is evident in power generation, transport fuels, and other sectors, as documented... 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... Read More...

UK Marine Science Strategy

UK Marine Science Strategy

The UK Marine Science Strategy was launched on 3rd February 2010. The Strategy sets out a framework for shaping, supporting, co-ordinating and enabling the delivery of world class marine science for the UK. It is the first UK Marine Science... Read More...

UK National Ecosystem Assessment

UK National Ecosystem Assessment

The hidden value of the natural environment has been shown for the first time in a new independent report revealing that nature is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy.  The report, UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA),... Read More...

UK seafood topping world's menus

UK seafood topping world's menus

Luxury seafood caught off UK shores is now making it onto menus across a record 76 countries helping bring over £650 million to our economy in 2014, Fisheries Minister George Eustice announced recently. So if you’re dining out on smoked... 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... Read More...

Warmer by Degrees

Warmer by Degrees

What might the earth look like after warming by a few degrees? A range of scenarios can be found on the 4 Degrees Selsius Google Earth layer developed by the UK government in the Science section of the Foreign &... Read More...

Wasteland Warship

Wasteland Warship

Surfers Against Sewage has launched its latest campaign against marine plastic called 'Wasteland' and has created a 30-ft warship made out of ocean plastic from around the UK's coastline to illustrate its point. It is made out of five... Read More...

Water Situation Report South East

Water Situation Report South East

The Environment Agency routinely measure, monitor and report on a range of hydrological parameters to assess the water situation across England, including the Solent and Arun areas. They do this using their own hydrometric data, together with data provided... Read More...

Water-scrapers

Water-scrapers

Move over sky-scrapers, now we have water-scrapers. Power is generated in this self contained underwater city using wave, wind and solar power. The city also produces its own food using farming, aquaculture and hydroponic techniques. So what keeps the water-scraper upright?... Read More...

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