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Food, feed and fuel: global seaweed industry could reduce land needed for farming by 110m hectares, study finds
Scientists identify parts of ocean suitable for seaweed cultivation and suggest it could constitute 10% of human diet to reduce impact of agriculture

Graham Readfearn

26, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Inuit warn ‘rock concert-like’ noise from ships affecting Arctic wildlife
Calls for mandatory measures to reduce underwater noise pollution as melting ice opens up shipping routes

Karen McVeigh

25, Jan, 2023 @11:56 AM

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Endangered shark sold as flake in South Australia fish and chip shops, study finds
Calls for better food labelling as investigation claims that only around one-third of fish is flake, with served species including rare narrownose smooth-hound

Graham Readfearn

24, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Cute, furry and key to the ecosystem: can sea otters save the US west coast?
Campaign seeks to restore seas otters to northern California and Oregon: ‘They are really important to coastal ecosystems’

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Mystery of England’s crab and lobster die-offs deepens as experts find no clear cause
Report criticised after saying deaths unlikely to be down to algal blooms or pollutant and suggesting possibility of new disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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‘Feeble’ curbs will ban bottom trawling in only three marine parks in England
UK government’s piecemeal response to harmful practice attacked as too slow to stop ‘industrial fishing frenzy’

Karen McVeigh

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Freshwater fish more contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ than in oceans
Study also says eating one serving of fish with PFAS could be equivalent to drinking contaminated water every day for a month

Tom Perkins

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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How to make swimwear sustainable: check the material, wash smart, and make it last
Certification and brand values can help you find sustainable swimwear, but how you care for it matters just as much

Lucianne Tonti

16, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Mass crab die-off: scientists say ‘we weren’t questioned’ for crucial report
A review panel on the 2021 Teesside eco-disaster is due to send its findings to ministers this week, but evidence from academics may not be given full weight

Shanti Das

15, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘Ticking timebomb’ as ageing landfill dumps threaten English beaches
Local government survey shows 26 councils have sites already spilling waste on to cliffs and into sea

Sandra Laville

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows
Seas dominate global weather patterns and the climate crisis is causing profound and damaging changes

Damian Carrington Environment editor

11, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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What happens when a huge ship sinks? A step-by-step guide to averting disaster
From the Ever Given blocking the Suez, to the Costa Concordia cruise ship hitting a reef, what exactly do you do when a vessel comes to grief – and how do you prevent catastrophic pollution?

Emma Bryce and Harvey Symons

11, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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