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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…

The Source of Strange Tjipetir Blocks Found

Source: Yahoo! News/Michael Walsh - December 4, 2014

For decades, strange blocks inscribed with the word “Tjipetir” have been washing up on the shores of northern Europe without explanation. Now an Englishwoman says more…

No Jest: Two Toned Lobster Named Harley Quinn is Extremely Rare

Source: MailOnline/Sarah Griffiths - April 21, 2014

He is the star attraction of the aquarium and it’s easy to see why.

An eye-catching two-toned lobster called Harley Quinn has become even more more…

Spy Cameras to Enforce Discard Ban in the UK

Source: WesternMorningNews - April 3, 2014

CCTV-style cameras will be fitted to fishing boats under Government proposals to ensure dead fish are not dumped back in the sea.

Ministers have worked more…

UK Marine Life Gets Protections from Destructive Gear

Source: WesternGazette - March 13, 2014

New bylaws will help protect Dorset's vulnerable marine life according to Dorset Wildlife Trust.

The announcement from Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (Southern IFCA) more…