Pollution & Climate Change

Pollution & Climate Change

Are storms getting heavier? Where exactly are the oceanic garbage patches? And what's being done?

 

www.pbo.co.uk/all-latest-posts/fevidence-grp-boat-…

This, from July's issue of Practical Boat Owner, is BeachPeople's next campaign and it has already started

There are dozens if not hundreds of abandoned GRP boats in Poole Harbour, all breaking apart gradually and feeding glass fibre shards into...
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www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/15/drou…

"Water companies leak more than 3bn litres a day. That is enough to supply almost 22 million people with their daily water needs of around 142 litres. In some areas, companies are leaking nearly a quarter of all the water they are expensively...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/05/incred…

"Katwijk is the site for the world’s first river “bubble barrier” – an experimental concept where a 120-metre stream of rising bubbles, plus the water current, pushes plastic waste to one side in order to be collected.

“We place a perforated tube...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/25/tyre-d…

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www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/environm…

"The Environment Agency is urging Courts to impose much higher fines for serious and deliberate pollution incidents and prison sentences for chief executives and board members whose companies are responsible for the most serious incidents."...
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inews.co.uk/news/world/vital-carbon-storing-seawee…

"Also known as Neptune’s grass, it grows for thousands of hectares on the bottom of the sea.

Its importance lies in the way it influences the marine environment and combats climate change.

One square metre of this seagrass produces as much oxygen as...
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www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/29/queen-cou…

Queenie's taken her gloves off..

"Dairy Crest, now owned by the Canadian firm Saputo, was found over several years to have dumped liquid waste, suspended solids and “biological sludge” into the River Inny in Cornwall, raising its nutrient levels and...
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www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jun/10…

"Sewage could provide a novel way of helping consumers with soaring food bills and reducing pollution in our waterways – if sewage plants separated out phosphorus, a vital ingredient of fertiliser, according to a new report.

Phosphorus, found naturally...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/01/sea-fo…


"Seaweed’s high protein content and immune-boosting properties makes it a great animal feed, and as a side benefit, feeding livestock seaweed also “cuts methane emissions”, said Doumeizel. If every cow was fed just 100 grams of seaweed a day, he said, it...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/19/ban-bo…

"The companies with the biggest executive payouts include United Utilities, which was responsible for the most spills over 2020 and 2021, which paid bonuses of nearly £6m. Severn Trent awarded executives £5.5m in bonuses while dumping sewage 120,000...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/12/sunscr…

Seagrass seems to be cropping up a lot recently. i was at the MMO presentation anout the nw voluntary no anchor zone near South Beach last night (the idea has not gone down well with sailors as the sea grass beds are all in the sheltered areas), I...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/12/free-w…

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www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/14/severn-tr…

"Severn Trent and Anglian Water say they will accelerate efforts to protect rivers after the government and regulators called on the sector to do more.

Last month, the environment minister Rebecca Pow called on water companies to significantly...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/11/lib-de…


"Many Conservative MP faced a backlash after voting against the amendment. The government replaced it with a measure that, campaigners said, was notably less stringent for water companies.

Recent polling for the Lib Dems showed that 36% of UK...
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www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/11/syd…

"Swimmers are typically advised to avoid swimming in ocean beaches for one day after rainfall, and for three days in harbours and enclosed bays."

There is no such advice in Poole Harbour

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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/02/enviro…

93% of pollution downgraded to a warning letter or no action and then the EA come up with this tiresome spin "“Over 90% of our prosecutions are successful.."

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www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/12/sewage-dis…

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Phil the long sea pipe idea might be useful for Poole Harbour 10 months ago
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Huge amounts of sediment dredged from the freeport work on the River Tees has been dumped in the ocean.

Independent scientists believe that it contains vast qualities of Pyridine (a toxic chemical primarily used in pesticides - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyridine) which has caused collossal die-off of...
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www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/18/the-…

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www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/plastic-…

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