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BeachClean, Conservation, NewQuay, PlasticFree, Wildcove -

Photo: Mark Willis (right), co-founding Director of Wavehill, presents Charles Lloyd Harvey (left), Founder and Managing Director of Wildcove and Community Leader of Plastic Free New Quay, with a new bilingual #2MinuteBeachClean board in New Quay, Cardigan Bay.New #2MinuteBeachCleanBoard For New Quay Wavehill, an independent social and economic research company with offices in Aberaeron, London, Bristol and Gateshead, has generously donated funds to enable Plastic Free New Quay to purchase the first of three fully bilingual #2MinuteBeachClean litter pick boards for the village. The first board will take pride of place above Dolau Beach with two more planned for the Harbour...

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Environment, Habitat, Study, Vulnerable Species, Wales -

Plans to reintroduce beavers to Wales after an absence of centuries are moving ahead after wildlife experts submitted an application to release 10 of the creatures into the wild. The trial in an undisclosed location in southern Wales could begin this year. Scotland recently listed beavers as a protected species there following a successful reintroduction. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said it would have to consider the impact on existing wildlife and land use. The Welsh Beaver Project first submitted an application over a year ago to NRW and said, following this subsequent submission, a public consultation would be held. The...

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Environment, Habitat, Study -

Around 300 people signed a petition on Saturday (03/12/16) calling on the Welsh Government to protect Cardigan Bay from scallop dredging. Aberystwyth University Nature Society hosted a Save Our Sea event at Aberystwyth bandstand. The Welsh Government approved plans to reopen areas of Cardigan Bay to scallop dredging in October. But opponents argue it is a "highly destructive fishing method". The Welsh government said a two-year study found limited fishing was possible in specific areas. Revised legislation was introduced in 2010 which imposed restrictions on scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay. Naomi Davis from the university's Nature Society said there was...

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Arctic, ClimateChange, Environment, Habitat, Science, Sea Ice, Study -

The word glacial should be redefined to mean 'rapidly diminishing' rather than slow, researchers say, as the pace of change in the Arctic begins to outstrip their ability to understand what's happening Parts of the Arctic were an average of 11 degrees Celsius warmer than they were in the late 20th century as the region experienced “extreme record temperature anomalies”, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said. Scientists who produced the annual Arctic Report Card warned the situation was changing so quickly it was “outpacing our ability to understand and explain” what they were witnessing. They even...

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Oceans, Science, Study -

The highest-ever wave of 19 metres (62.3ft) has been recorded in the North Atlantic. An automated buoy recorded the wave in the ocean between Iceland and the United Kingdom, the World Meteorological Organization said. It was created in the aftermath of a very strong cold front with 43.8 knot (50.4mph) winds on 4 February 2013. Image: WMO The WMO, which released the data, said the previous record was 18.275 metres (59.96ft) in December 2007. That wave was also in the North Atlantic. Image: The wave was captured by a buoy The buoy is part of the UK Met Office's network of...

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