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UK’s Michael Gove Vows to Tackle Ocean Plastic After Being ‘Haunted’ by Latest Episode of Blue Planet II

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UK’s Michael Gove Vows to Tackle Ocean Plastic After Being ‘Haunted’ by Latest Episode of Blue Planet II

Source: The Telegraph/Helena Horton - November 22, 2017

Michael Gove has vowed to take action over plastic pollution in the oceans after being "haunted" by Sunday night's episode of Blue Planet.

In the episode, more…

UK Considers Tax on Single-Use Plastics to Fight Its Ocean Pollution Problem

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UK Considers Tax on Single-Use Plastics to Fight Its Ocean Pollution Problem

Source: The Guardian/Peter Walker - November 21, 2017

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, will announce in next week’s budget a “call for evidence” on how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics such as more…

Rediscovering the Cornish Sardine: Why Britons Should Choose to eat This Local Fish

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Rediscovering the Cornish Sardine: Why Britons Should Choose to eat This Local Fish

Source: The Guardian/Rebecca Smithers - November 1, 2017

At close to midnight, the crew of the Rachel Anne are surprisingly cheerful, given they have spent seven hours fruitlessly searching the English Channel for more…

Campaigners Urge UK to Use Monitoring Technologies on Fishing Boats Post-Brexit

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Campaigners Urge UK to Use Monitoring Technologies on Fishing Boats Post-Brexit

Source: The Guardian/Fiona Harvey - October 27, 2017

All of the UK’s fishing fleet should be fitted with electronic monitoring technology after Brexit in order to protect fish stocks from poor management and potentially illegal landings of more…

Bottle Deposit Scheme Needed to Cut UK Plastic Pollution in Oceans

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Bottle Deposit Scheme Needed to Cut UK Plastic Pollution in Oceans

Source: The Guardian/Sandra Laville - August 7, 2017

Plastic marine litter could be cut significantly if the government adopted a bottle deposit scheme as part of five key actions to tackle pollution of more…

U.K. Study Reveals Boater’s Impact on Marine Environment

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U.K. Study Reveals Boater’s Impact on Marine Environment

Source: Science Daily/Swansea University - July 28, 2017

The findings of a study by Swansea and Cardiff University scientists highlights the need for boating activities along the UK's beautiful coastlines to be conducted more…

Pressure Builds for United Kingdom to Ratify Paris Climate Change Deal

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Pressure Builds for United Kingdom to Ratify Paris Climate Change Deal

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - September 5, 2016

Pressure is growing on the UK government to ratify the Paris climate change deal immediately.
A spokesman for the prime minister told the BBC the more…

British Plastic Waste Winds up in the Arctic

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British Plastic Waste Winds up in the Arctic

Source: Imperial College London/Simon Levey - July 5, 2016

A large fraction of UK plastic waste that ends up in the ocean accumulates in the Arctic Ocean, where it can harm all kinds of more…

David Cameron About Faces on Climate Change Envoy

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David Cameron About Faces on Climate Change Envoy

Source: The Guardian/Adam Vaughan - April 7, 2016

David Cameron has no plans to appoint a new climate change envoy, a role he created in the run-up to the landmark Paris climate summit.

Opposition more…

Human Waste Turns 1 in 10 Male British Clams to Female

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Human Waste Turns 1 in 10 Male British Clams to Female

Source: The Independent/Roger Dobson - April 7, 2015

Almost one in 10 male clams found around the English coast has developed feminine features, a phenomenon blamed on  hormone-disrupting pollutants found in pharmaceuticals that more…