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Archive for the ‘Climate change’ Category

Abandoned pipelines could release poisons into North Sea

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Decaying oil and gas pipelines left to fall apart in the North Sea could release large volumes of poisons such as mercury, radioactive lead and polonium-210, notorious for its part in the poisoning of Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko, scientists told Watershed Investigations.

Why Britain is running out of sea

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For the Sunday Times, Watershed mapped the demands on the seabed around Britain from energy companies to industrial fishing to conservation, highlighting the need for each of the interests to work together to create a win-win for climate, wildlife and people.

Water missing from climate planning despite threat to billions

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Water is being overlooked in climate planning and funding, experts have said, despite half the world’s population facing acute water stress by 2030.

At the UN Water Conference in New York, the Secretary-General said “vampiric overuse” and pollution are draining the “precious lifeblood” while climate change is “wreaking havoc” on the natural water cycle.

Watershed - Investigative Journalism