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Where did all the cod go? Fishing crisis in the North Sea

With an international council now on the brink of declaring the species unsustainable – and Brexit looming –what is the future for one of the nation’s favourite meals? Harriet Sherwood By 7.30am all the cod at Peterhead fish market had been sold, snapped up by competing buyers wearing thick fleeces, woolly hats and rubber boots against the chill of the vast ...

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A bold move to save Halda

Asian Paper Mills declared closed WT24 Desk The Department of Environment (DoE) here on Sunday ordered the closure of Asian Paper Mills for polluting the Halda River, the country’s largest fish spawning ground, Agencies report. DoE director (Chattogram) Azadur Rahman Mollick said a team from the divisional office of the department visited the mill on August 14 and issued the ...

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Khulna city goes under rainwater

WT24 Desk Heavy monsoon rain inundated most parts of the city on Saturday, inflicting immense sufferings on the city dwellers, UNB reports. Bangladesh Meteorological Department recorded 114 millimeters rain in six hours till 9 am. Most of the areas including Satrasta and Royal Hotel intersections, Iqubalnagar, Moulvipara, Nirala, Khalishpur and Dowlatpur get waterlogged after the heavy downpour that started at ...

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‘Bees, not refugees’: the environmentalist roots of anti-immigrant bigotry

Recent mass shootings have been linked to ‘eco-xenophobia’ – part of a tradition that dates to America’s first conservationistsWT24 Desk The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest violent turn, according to ...

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The rain in Spain: how an ancient Arabic technique saves Alicante from floods

To protect itself from destructive flooding, the city has built a park designed to store and recycle rainwater WT24 Desk In Alicante it never rains but it pours. The city in southeast Spain goes without rain for months on end, but when it comes it’s torrential, bringing destructive and sometimes fatal flooding, according to The Guardian. Or at least, it used ...

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Signal 3 for sea ports

WT24 Desk The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No 3 on Wednesday, Agencies report. For the inland river ports, cautionary signal number 1 was issued. In a regular bulletin, the Met Office said a low persists over the southern part of Jharkand and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal. Monsoon ...

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Signal 3 for maritime ports

WT24 Desk Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No. 3 on Tuesday, UNB reports. Fishing trawlers and boats have been asked to remain close to the coast until further notice. A low has formed in the north-western Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas. It may cause stormy winds over ...

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‘Ecological grief’: Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

Islanders are struggling to reconcile impact of global heating with traditional way of life, survey finds WT24 Desk The climate crisis is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety to people in Greenland who are struggling to reconcile the traumatic impact of global heating with their traditional way of life, The Guardian reports. The first ever national survey examining the human ...

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Giant river animals on verge of extinction, report warns

Populations of great freshwater species, from catfish to stingrays, have plunged by 97% since 1970 WT24 Desk Populations of the great beasts that once dominated the world’s rivers and lakes have crashed in the last 50 years, according to the first comprehensive study, The Guardian reports. Some freshwater megafauna have already been declared extinct, such as the Yangtze dolphin, and ...

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13 killed, 16 missing as Typhoon Lekima hits China

National Meteorological Centre (NMC) has said that the typhoon will move north at a speed of about 15 km/h, with gradually weakening force and that the storm will sweep through Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces before making another landfall in the southern coastal areas of the Shandong Peninsula. WT24 Desk At least 13 people were killed and 16 others missing after ...

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