The "Clean-up mussel" - A nasty-tasting shellfish could be just the job for cleaning rivers - Filtering out the pollutants The Economist December 9th 2018 Its traditional to have a "spoof" paper in the Christmas edition of some professional magazines. I was not sure...read more
The Nitrates in Drinking water: we were warned in 2010, and short termism, like in health systems, reaps its rewards.
There is a real risk that once the EEC has no influence, the environment will come second or third in politicians minds. The recent rejection of an NVZ in Wales, against the advice of all environmentalists, is a case in point. The European Protection Agency Health...read more
Aberporth shows the UK the way. The tide of plastic needs halting, and those Welsh “Canutes” think they have the answer. Bring back the milk bottle…
Since it is a media fact that "Just 10 rivers carry 90% of plastic polluting the oceans - They comprise some of the world's longest rivers, and those with large populations alongside them, research has found", the example of Aberporth may seem insignificant. But a...read more
Is there plastic in your tea? Moral fibres reports that "Pukka" brand uses only cotton. Why not all of us? The price will of course rise. The Sydney morning Herald 27th September 2019: Do you take your tea with plastic? - The Sydney Morning Herald The Guardian 27th...read more
Rubbish: why your recycling isn’t working. Remember to reduce, and re-use as well as recycle, and “pick it up”.
Our rivers, estuaries and beaches are all polluted and covered with debris, cans and plastic being the main offenders. We are all encouraged to "recycle" (also to reduce, and re-use when possible) but this report lets us know the reality. Failing to address the...read more
All Wales NVZ is denied. The environement loses when pitched agains the farmers. Lessons from NZ and history have been ignored by the minister…
The minister has disappointed all environmentalists in her announcement yesterday that she wants (BBC News) a: 'Flexible' approach to farm pollution favoured We have had a flexible approach for decades, and it has not worked. For farmers, profit will always trump the...read more
New Zealand is “like a beautiful person with cancer”…. The rivers and tourist industry are dying, just like ours in Wales. And the Tweed is following..
I warned readers that Wales is at risk of following New Zealand with regard to the rivers and the water pollution with agro-chemicals. Fishermen in West Wales and most of the UK will be asked to comply with "catch and release" next season, and the number of licences...read more
We are so lucky to have kites back in the air. We often see Red Kites on the Cleddau Trail and above all the rivers in West Wales. Now it seems we are poisoning them in several ways.. In February ITV news on 8th February reported -in the North of England: Eight...read more
It is nearly a year since the Welsh Government closed it's consultation into Nitrate vulnerable zones in Wales and over a year (29th September 2016) since the consultation began. Will the WG do the right thing? Will the agricultural lobby be trumped by the...read more
Wales is similar to NZ. Cows and Sheep: Dairy farming is polluting New Zealand’s water. Government data suggests that 60% of rivers and lakes are unswimmable…
Wales is similar to NZ. It's not just swimming, but the health and edibility of fish that are threatened. Blue Green algae abound in NZ, and have been associated with clusters of neurological disease around the world. We have too many Cows and Sheep in Wales: Dairy...read more