Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, but many of our coastal towns need more love | Sarah Ditum

Britain’s resorts have been largely left to struggle. But their joys can still be revivedMy summer holiday of choice involves no passport, minimal cultural outings and as much time as possible spent immersed in 15C water. When I tell people that I am s…

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Southern Water must pay for its pollution spills, watchdog told

Environmental groups condemn cutting of company’s fine from £37.7m to £3mEnvironmental groups are demanding one of Britain’s biggest water companies be made to pay tens of millions of pounds to restore the damage to habitats and wildlife caused by thou…

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Toilet paper is getting less sustainable, researchers warn

Major brands are using less recycled paper, meaning more trees cut down unnecessarilyToilet paper – the one product that the majority of us use just once and flush away – is becoming less sustainable, according to research. Analysis from Ethical Consum…

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In too deep: why the seabed should be off-limits to mining companies | Chris Packham

We still know so little about the wonderful world at the bottom of the oceans. Sending in giant bulldozers is a terrible ideaWhen I was filming Blue Planet Live, I was struck by just how much of the ocean has been altered by humans. From industrial fis…

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The secretive traders fulfilling demand for a Chinese delicacy | Geoffrey Kamadi

Highly prized for its swim bladder – served in soups and stews – the fish could disappear altogether from Africa’s Lake Victoria thanks to the lucrative tradeA thriving trade in fish maw – made from the swim bladders of fish – could lead to the extinct…

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The secretive traders fulfilling demand for a Chinese delicacy | Geoffrey Kamadi

Highly prized for its swim bladder – served in soups and stews – the fish could disappear altogether from Africa’s Lake Victoria thanks to the lucrative tradeA thriving trade in fish maw – made from the swim bladders of fish – could lead to the extinct…

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