Category Archives: Nature & Conservation

Shortlist for Severn estuary energy plans

Article A proposed shortlist of schemes to harness renewable energy from the tides of the Severn estuary has been announced by the UK Government. Five projects have been selected from 10 examined over the last six months. Among these is … Continue reading

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Radio 4: Time and Tide – The Severn Barrage

  Update: government annouces short list for Severn energy options …. and further consultation. See here. BBC reporter Miriam O’Reilly explores the viability of the Severn barrage project, potentially the biggest, most expensive and most controversial source of sustainable energy … Continue reading

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Green Reflections

Looking back over 2008 in terms of climate change, there hasn’t been enough news to give us hope but to take a brief (very brief) look back at some of the green news that comes to mind, here are a … Continue reading

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Fancy Dubai steeped in sewage

image: Dubai International City Hit with SEWAGE Floods Article Tourists who use Dubai’s beaches run the risk of contracting serious illnesses – including typhoid and hepatitis – as the Middle Eastern resort struggles to combat a tidal wave of illegally … Continue reading

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Massive cull of UK deer called for by farmers.

image: Brian Stone If you come from a country like South Africa or Australia you could be forgiven for being a little perplexed as to why people make such a fuss over the UK’s Autumn & Springwatch TV programmes. There is … Continue reading

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BP pulls out of ‘carbon capture’ power station competition.

Article BP has pulled out of the UK government’s competition to build a prototype power station that will capture and store its carbon dioxide emissions, in a setback to plans to develop technologies for cutting the output of greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Convention on Migratory Species.

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of … Continue reading

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