Tuesday, 28 June 2011

In the Papers...


Swarms of venomous jelly fish and poisonous algae are migrating into British waters due to changes in the ocean temperatures, a major new study has revealed - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/8598597/Warming-oceans-cause-largest-movement-of-marine-species-in-two-million-years.html

Global clothing companies and environmental groups are joining forces to protect the lives and crops of Pakistan's cotton famers - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/sally-williams/8592326/How-Pakistans-farmers-are-cleaning-up-cotton.html


VW named as Europe's least green car maker Europe's largest car maker, Volkswagen, is accused of exaggerating its green record and resisting attempts to make popular models such as the market-leading Golf more fuel efficient - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/motoring-news/vw-named-as-europes-least-green-car-maker-2303655.html

China is set to launch its once-a-decade panda census, state media reported Monday, as it tries to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild amid efforts to boost numbers - http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/china-to-launch-panda-census-2303749.html


Nicolas Sarkozy makes €1bn commitment to nuclear power. French president says post-Fukushima abandonment of nuclear 'makes no sense' as he announces push for new technology - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/27/nicolas-sarkozy-france-nuclear-power

Salmon numbers leap to reverse two decades of decline in UK rivers. Conservationists say counts are up everywhere except in waters around commercial fish farms. But they don't know why and warn that last year's increase may be a one-off - http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/26/salmon-numbers-leap


Genome plan for Tasmanian devil. Scientists sequence the genome of the Tasmanian devil to try to protect the endangered marsupial against a contagious facial cancer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13909703

Madagascar's 'tortoise mafia' on the attack. Madagascar's poachers, known in conservation circles as "the tortoise mafia", are increasingly hunting the reptiles, threatening them with extinction, writes the BBC's Hannah McNeish - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13799205

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