Tag: environment

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, with Europe trying to push through legislation to limit our sport, it seems a Russian aircraft carrier has accidently spilt an estimated 1000 tonnes of oil into the Irish sea. We can only hope that the oil will disperse out at sea before being washed onto the Irish and Welsh coasts causing untold environmental damage to these beautiful areas. A couple of links on the breaking story can be found below. Sky News: Russia Denies Oil Spill Threat To Ireland BBC…

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Just a quick plug for a couple of blogs regarding one of our local rivers, the Ribble. Internationally important for it’s diverse ecosystem it meanders 75 miles from West Yorkshire through Lancashire into the Irish Sea. The Ribble Cycle Diaries A blog dedicated to the River Ribble, one of Britain’s last great wilderness areas, full of wild beauty, with many moods and seasons as it meanders through its Green Belt and Floodplains. Save The Ribble Dedicated to preserving the beauty of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks ‘vision’ to…

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After the announcement during last week of the oil slick spotted in the Menai Straits, between Anglesey and the North Wales mainland, many people were very concerned about the ecological ramifications of such an event. The BBC had this to say last monday so it appears that the scale of the slick was not as great as it first appeared and according to the local coastguard and the environment agency the environmental impact on the area should be minimal. Lets hope the slick disperses quickly, leaving this beautiful area untouched…

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