conservation

Oil and gas surveys and Moray Firth’s bottlenose dolphins

The UK Government will allow two companies to conduct seismic oil and gas surveys in Scotland’s Moray Firth this autumn. Moray Firth, which has been classified a European Special Area of Conservation (SAC), supports the only known resident population of bottlenose dolphins in the North Sea. This decision seems at odd with European legislation, which …

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Protect the Arctic

Greenpeace LIVE: we’ve scaled and occupied Cairn’s Arctic rig: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/live-weve-scaled-and-occupied-cairns-arctic-rig-20110422?utm_source=20110420ebulletinArcticTurkey&utm_medium=email&utm_term=oil&utm_campaign=climate Cairn Energy’s Leiv Eiriksson oil rig is currently on its way to Baffin Bay, Greenland, to begin deep sea drilling in the Arctic – a prospect Cairn Energy’s boss Bill Gammell has described as ‘like going to the casino’. Nice guy. Any oil spill in …

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The beginning of the end for Patagonia?

The proposed damming of the Rio Baker and Rio Pascua in Chilean Patagonia has been debated for quite some time – and the fact that it’s still even a remote possibility is both deeply depressing and profoundly shortsighted…. Chilean Patagonia has some of the most beautifully unspoilt landscapes I have ever seen, anywhere. Click here …

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