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Unesco praises Albanese government for efforts to protect Great Barrier Reef
Commitments to improve water quality and reduce stress from commercial fishing could mean the reef avoids going on world heritage danger list

Graham Readfearn

06, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Tuesday briefing: Why Scotland is under pressure not to restrict fishing in its seas
In today’s newsletter: Holyrood plans to restrict fishing have been welcomed by conservationists and condemned by those for whom the seas provide an income – is there a compromise?

Nimo Omer

06, Jun, 2023 @5:37 AM

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The pet I’ll never forget: I was so proud of my Sea-Monkeys – until their orgies repulsed me
Deprived of pets for most of my childhood, my first came out of a sachet. They were educational and prize-winning, but I couldn’t overlook their incessant sexual bacchanal

Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Conservationists welcome gillnet fishing ban in Great Barrier Reef world heritage area
The federal environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, announced the $160m plan on Monday afternoon

Lisa Cox

05, Jun, 2023 @8:14 AM

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Scottish fishers say marine protection plans will wreck coastal communities
Outcry includes protest song comparing closure of inshore fishing grounds to Highland clearances

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

05, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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MEPs accused of ‘culture war against nature’ by opposing restoration law
Fears biodiversity proposals could be abandoned amid opposition from lobby groups and some countries

Patrick Greenfield

25, May, 2023 @9:24 AM

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Chemical cocktails harmful to wildlife found in 81% of English rivers and lakes
Campaigners call for rigorous testing of waterways to protect species after analysis reveals scale of problem

Helena Horton Environment reporter

24, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘No longer relevant to the UK’: list of 600 EU laws to be scrapped is published
Rules on fisheries, sensitive habitats and access to EU-wide criminal database among legislation to be discarded

Lisa O'Carroll, Jamie Grierson and Michael Goodier

15, May, 2023 @10:18 PM

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Listen to a toadfish’s grunt! AI helps decode a ‘symphony’ of ocean sounds
In ‘a major breakthrough’, scientists are using algorithms to identify the clicks, calls and bleeps of marine life, as part of a 10-year project mapping noise under the sea

Alice Hutton

15, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘You sometimes feel like Noah’: the London zoo team bidding to save doomed species
The birth of a Socorro dove, extinct in the wild, has boosted conservationists’ hopes of rewilding captive species

Robin McKie Science Editor

14, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Police in Spain and France break up international eel smuggling gang
Officers arrest 27 people and seize tonnes of baby eels, seen as a delicacy but critically endangered

Sam Jones in Madrid

12, May, 2023 @12:36 PM

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Artificial rockpools in south of England successfully attract sea creatures
Creatures like crabs, barnacles, molluscs are drawn to havens built in Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight

Helena Horton Environment reporter

11, May, 2023 @12:01 PM

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