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Marine, Seagrass

Sewage and livestock waste is killing Britain’s seagrass meadows

Posted on 16 February 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University Britain’s seagrass is a refuge for numerous species of fish, stabilises sandy beaches, and helps to lock away the carbon which humans produce. The meadows that surround the country’s coast have been called the “canaries of the sea”, due to their sensitivity to
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Conservation, Nature

Sharing Stories, Sharing Collections

Posted on 9 February 2018 by Sustainable Places

Poppy Nicol In November 2017, I started a placement with the Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales (AC-NMW). The four-month placement is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council Valuing Nature Programme. It aims to investigate ways in which the AC-NMW’s Economic Botany Collection can improve societal understanding and valuing of biodiversity and contribute to the AC-NMW
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Brexit, Food, Policy

Mind the Gap(s): Food Brexit, regulatory divergences and the need for a new UK agri-food framework.

Posted on 3 November 2017 by Sustainable Places

Terry Marsden Discussing and debating with a wide range of food industry and representatives from key food organisations over recent months, since the publication of our report: ‘ Food Brexit: time to get real’[1]; there is a general and growing consensus that with the dire spectre of a hard Brexit looming (i.e moving outside both
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Marine, Seagrass

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Posted on 28 September 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Richard K.F. Unsworth, Swansea University; Benjamin Jones, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Lina Mtwana Nordlund, Stockholm University Originally published on The Conversation   Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. And just as we began
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