Archive for June 19th, 2017:

Inflatable whales used as training tool

Volunteer rescuers have been using inflatable whales and seals to simulate saving stranded marine life. The team from British Divers Marine Life Rescue took part in a training course in West Runton, Norfolk. In the past 12 months, a number of whales have been washed up on beaches around East Anglia. Article source:

Scientists fear new EU rules may ‘hide’ forest carbon loss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trees are said to absorb about 10% of Europe’s carbon emissions every year Leading researchers have condemned attempts to change the way carbon from trees will be counted in Europe. The scientists fear that millions of tonnes of CO2 from forests will disappear from the books if the changes

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Brexit ‘will enhance’ UK wildlife laws

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Gove was announced as the new environment secretary following the 8 June general election Any Brexit changes to the UK’s wildlife laws will increase – not reduce – environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged. The new Environment Secretary said he wanted to enhance current rules safeguarding Nature wherever possible.

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