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Humans have reclaimed ‘land size of Luxembourg’ since 2000
Study shows more than 2,500 sq km added to coastlines, mostly port expansion in global south

Kate Ravilious

22, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rare 6ft shark washed up then decapitated on Hampshire beach
Historian Dan Snow pleads for person to come forward who removed head from animal washed up on Lepe beach

Nadeem Badshah

19, Mar, 2023 @7:36 PM

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Jurassic bark? Raffle the dog’s rare fossil find goes on display in Dorset
Public finally able to see 3D remains of plesiosaur discovered on Lyme Regis beach 16 years ago

Steven Morris

16, Mar, 2023 @4:34 PM

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The creeping threat of the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt
Visible from space, an explosion of harmful seaweed now stretches like a sea monster across the ocean. Could robots save us from it – and store carbon in the process?

Zan Barberton

07, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Fears for future of Norfolk seaside resort as erosion forces closure of beach
Hemsby residents say sea defences are crucial as beach is closed after high tides washed away large amount of sand

Jessica Murray

06, Mar, 2023 @10:48 AM

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Country diary: The changing course of our local rivers | Sara Hudston
Bossington, Somerset: Whether by human or nature’s hand, the riparian landscape here is being reshaped

Sara Hudston

02, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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‘Surfing in a sewer’: British windsurfer quits for Spain over water pollution
Sarah Jackson, one of the world’s leading windsurfers, has quit the English south coast for Spain after describing training near her home like ‘surfing in a sewer’

Paul MacInnes

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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England’s coast faces ‘multiple threats’ of dredging, sewage and pollution
Environment Agency paints bleak picture of coastal regions with eco-systems and people coming under increased pressure

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

26, Jan, 2023 @9:47 AM

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Who are these people who love to feel sand between their toes? I hate it | Adrian Chiles
I adore the sea but what’s to love about a grainy, abrasive substance that gets everywhere, wonders Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

26, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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France to take legal action over ‘nightmare’ plastic pellet spill
Brittany beaches polluted by waves of beads believed to be from shipping containers lost in Atlantic

Kim Willsher in Paris

23, Jan, 2023 @12:46 PM

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Washed away: can Britain’s crumbling castles be saved from the sea?
From Tintagel in Cornwall to the remote Orkney isles, heritage experts are battling to preserve the UK’s historic sites from coastal erosion

Lisa Bachelor

14, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Country diary: I look out over a sombre, restless sea | John Gilbey
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion: When the water drops, turnstones scuttle down and pick at a few morsels, then retreat as the next crest rolls towards them

John Gilbey

02, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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