Litter: keep it out our beaches

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) have launched the Cold Water Beach Clean Series, a new initiative calling for community volunteers to join the SAS beach clean team on UK beaches come rain, snow, sleet or shine.


Just as some of the UK's best waves unfurl on our beaches during the coldest months, marine litter accumulates in huge quantities on the coastline, threatening the safety and enjoyment of beaches by surfers, walkers and sports enthusiasts during the winter months.

The Cold Water Beach Clean Series will take place from September to November, and will be calling at 20 locations including Thurso in the far north of Scotland, Benone Magilligan in Northern Ireland and Saltburn perched on North Sea.

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Blue Halo: Atlantic's biggest marine reserve

Officials from The Pew Charitable Trusts and Philippe Cousteau, one of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau's grandsons, are urging Bermuda to create the Atlantic's biggest marine reserve.


The ambitious "Blue Halo" plan would create a vast reserve in ecologically rich waters to safeguard significant parts of the Sargasso Sea.

The Sargasso Sea is a two million-square-mile body of warm water that is a major habitat and nursery for numerous marine species.

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Maldives: losing war to rising sea level

New Orleans, New York, Miami, Venice, Bangkok, Shanghai, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, and Maldives are losing war with rising seas.


According to a study published in the Geophysical Research Letters by John A. Church and Neil J. White, the Earth's oceans rose by an average 7.7 inches (195 mm) between 1870 and 2004.

People tend to be drawn to coastal cities for their beauty and beautiful views, which is why they are such heavily populated areas and so desirable for summer vacations.

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