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2008-06-17 00:00:00

By Phil Lockley Scallop dredgers and trawlermen may be slung out of Lyme Bay in a matter of days if rumours are true that Fisheries Minister Jonathan Shaw will "give way to the greens". To protect the habitat of rare and regionally endangered species like pink sea fan corals, for some time now conservationists have sought to ban scallop dredging and trawling within a 60 square mile area of Lyme Bay. On Friday Defra's fisheries secretary, Rodney Anderson, refused to deny strong and...

2006-08-03 07:16:10

By Ben Hirschler LYME REGIS (Reuters) - The quaint seaside town of Lyme Regis with its narrow, winding streets seems a million miles from the melting polar ice caps or the flooded coral atolls of the Pacific. But the exposed steel piling behind the promenade and the newly reinforced beach, designed to stop Lyme from crumbling into the sea, show that this, too, is a corner of the planet threatened by climate change. Many scientists reckon the world is warming due to the "greenhouse...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'