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Mangroves

Shrimp: luxury food with a hidden environmental price tag

Ecologist

17th February, 2012

Our love affair with shrimp has fuelled the destruction of the 'rainforests of the sea' - mangroves - whose biodiversity and carbon-storing capacities are much undervalued. The author of 'Let Them Eat Shrimp', Kennedy Warne, talks through his alarming findings more...

The Ecologist March 1972: Oil pollution of the sea

Ben Martin

March 5th, 2012

Forty years ago this month, Neiton Pilpel investigated oil pollution at sea. As oil spills became ever more common, can marine life cope? more...
Seal Protection Action Group

TAKE ACTION to save Scotland's seals

Priyanka Mogul

8th February, 2012

There has been a significant reduction in the killing of seals in Scotland but the Seal Protection Action Group needs your help in ending the killings altogether more...
Marine Protected Areas

TAKE ACTION: Don't let the government back-track on UK marine protected areas

Ben Hudson

16th November, 2011

Show the government you support the creation of a marine conservation network to protect the UK's threatened sea life more...
Bubbling seagrass, Greeg Island, Australia

Seagrass meadows remain 'forgotten' in conservation debate

Ecologist

13th June, 2011

Every hour, an area of seagrass the size of two football pitches is lost. The rate of loss is equal to that occurring in tropical rainforests and on coral reefs yet it receives a fraction of the attention more...
Sunlight filtering through seawater

Suffocating seas: how climate change is reducing ocean oxygen levels

Carrie Madren

26th July, 2010

The main impacts of climate change - changing weather patterns, melting glaciers, sea level rise - are well known. But its ability to reduce oxygen levels in the deep ocean is little reported... more...
Sunlight pierces through a dense green canopy

10 groups campaigning for the natural world

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Breathable air, healthy soil, fresh water and the stability of our climate all rely on our planetary life-support systems – like rainforests and oceans – being healthy. more...

CASE STUDY: saving marine life with flowerpots

Emma Bocking

27th October, 2009

Although sea walls are a strong form of coastal defence they effectively wipe out rock pools which are important oases for marine life. Scientists in Sydney have found a solution involving flower pots... more...
Book Seasick

Seasick by Alanna Mitchell

Chris Carroll

19th June, 2009

An ecological thriller that explains why we must keep the ocean healthy if we are to save ourselves more...
In the News

Noise in our oceans has a serious impact on marine wildlife

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

Noise created by human marine activities is linked to stranding of marine mammals and is set to worsen with climate change. more...
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Behind the Label: Comfort Fabric Softener

Pat Thomas

12th February, 2009

Soft towels, fluffy fleeces and synthetic fabrics don’t cling. What’s not to like? Well, try skin irritation, increased flammability and environmental pollution, for starters. It seems the average bottle of fabric softener has a dark side. more...
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The magnificent bluefin tuna

Richard Ellis

1st October, 2003

Richard Ellis celebrates the beauty of one of nature’s most miraculous, and least appreciated creatures – the bluefin tuna. more...

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