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Sea Tree

Sea Tree

The Sea Tree is intended to be a floating structure moored out in the water by a cable. Designed by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis from the Waterstudio, the tree is comprised of a series of layers for use... Read More...

Seafloor Climate Change Map

Seafloor Climate Change Map

Scientists from the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences have played a major role in digitally mapping seabed geology. It is the first map of its type in over 40 years and aims to identify sinks for seafloor carbon. Published in the... 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... Read More...

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...

Southern Water Consultation

Southern Water Consultation

Southern Water are inviting comments on their draft Water Resources Management Plan that aims to keep our taps flowing for the next 50 years. They really want to hear from people, so please make your thoughts known by contacting... 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...

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