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Priorities for the marine environment after Brexit

Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop
| 15th June 2018
The decision to leave the EU will have a major impact on environmental policy and legislation. How this will apply to the marine environment remains an issue of great debate. The British Ecological Society and Marine Biological Association came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities arising from Brexit. Dr ABIGAL McQUATTERS-GOLLOP provides a summary of the findings

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How a mathematical model could help protect forests

Catherine Harte
| 10th April 2018
Scientists say there is a growing urgency to understand how affected forests may or may not recover as forest fires increase in frequency. A team from the Smithsonian Institute has come up with a mathematical model which they say will help identify the forest areas most at risk. CATHERINE HARTE has the story

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How seaweeds can help offset the acidity of our oceans

Catherine Harte
| 27th March 2018
Our oceans act as a very effective carbon storehouse, absorbing about a third of CO2 emissions. This has led to an increase in the acidity of our seawaters - which is harmful to marine life. However, new research shows that seaweeds can influence the acidity of the water around them and in turn provide vital shelter for organisms at risk from higher pH levels. CATHERINE HARTE reports

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