Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

EU Trial Project to Compensate Fishermen for Catching Plastic Waste

The European Union’s fisheries commissioner, Maria Damanaki, revealed new plans to pay fishermen to catch plastic trash in order to solve the simultaneously detrimental issues of decreasing fish stocks and the buildup of plastic debris in European fishing waters. A pilot … Continue reading

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Protests after Chile backs giant dams in Patagonia’s valleys

Chilean authorities have approved a £1.8bn plan to dam two rivers in Patagonia for hydroelectricity, triggering angry protests and claims that swathes of pristine wilderness will be destroyed. The HidroAysén project envisages five dams to tap the Baker and Pascua rivers, an … Continue reading

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