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Coastal erosion

Atlantic Rising: Living on the edge on Nantucket Island in the US

Lynn Morris

28th September, 2010

Homes are being moved and maps redrawn as coastal erosion eats away at an island off Massachusetts
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Digging up sand

Atlantic Rising: Sand extraction and coastal erosion in Sierra Leone

Tim Bromfield

9th January, 2010

Unregulated sand extraction in Sierra Leone is good for business but wreaks havoc on the coastal environment more...
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Study shows worms can develop pesticide resistance in as little as 80 days

Ecologist

2nd February, 2009

The pesticide industry knows all too well that nature quickly develops immunity to its chemical armoury. But a new study by scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC) and the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal has shown that a species of worm can develop resistance to a common pesticide in just 20 generations, or 80 days. more...
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The world's first environmental refugees

Dan McDougall

30th January, 2009

The disappearance of Lohachara beneath the waters of the Bay of Bengal created the world’s first environmental refugees. Dan McDougall reports on other islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Photography by Robin Hammond more...
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Saving our seas

Dr Haris Livas-Dawes

7th August, 2008

The Government says it realises our oceans are at risk from pollution and overfishing, says Dr Haris Livas-Dawes, so why won't it produce a marine bill with more teeth? more...
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Tata and the turtles

Ashish Fernandes

24th April, 2008

Tata is not limiting itself to dominance of the mainland. Ashish Fernandes reports on the sea turtles falling foul of the corporation in waters off the Indian subcontinent more...
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Only 4% of untouched ocean left: global report on oceans shows devastating damage

News

15th February, 2008

The North sea is amongst the worst affected seas in the world a global investigation into the impact of human activities on marine ecosystems revealed yesterday. more...
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Black Sea

News

13th November, 2007

Russia was facing up to a ten-year clean-up operation after a major oil spill in the Black Sea region. more...
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Reef protection stepped up a gear

News

3rd October, 2007

The Government of the Phillipines has tightened regulations to stop fishing on the country's largest coral reef, Reuters has reported. more...
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Crossing the threshold

Peter Bunyard

1st February, 2004

It takes no more than a gentle nudge to push a man over the edge of a cliff, but it is almost impossible to haul him back before he hits the ground. Given that we show no sign of putting a stop to global warming, Peter Bunyard takes a look at what the future might hold more...
Investigations

Saving Malibu from the stars

Arnie Cooper

1st February, 2004

Barbara Streisand prides herself on being a movie star with an environmental conscience. So why did she take one man to court over his efforts to protect the California coastline? more...
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Atlantic Dawn

Ecologist

1st April, 2003

Dirty deals between the European Commission and Ireland have enabled the world’s biggest trawler to plunder African fish stocks. more...

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Whale songs drowned out by navy sonars

The Ecologist

1st February, 2003

Navy vs the Whales. They have the most mysterious and beautiful songs in the natural world. But now they are dying, drowned out by the deafening roar of Western navies’ new sonar devices.
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Appetite for Destruction

Dr Mike Shanahan

20th March, 2001

Shrimp has always been associated with the small and the puny. Why then is this seemingly harmless crustacean inspiring angry protests throughout the developing world, and why have so many people died as a result? Dr Mike Shanahan investigates

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