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Banana Farms Contaminating Costa Rica's Crocs
2013-09-19 12:18:12

Wiley Shoppers spend over £10 billion on bananas annually and now this demand is being linked to the contamination of Central America's crocodilians. New research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, analyses blood samples from spectacled caiman in Costa Rica and finds that intensive pesticide use in plantations leads to contaminated species in protected conservation areas. "Banana plantations are big business in Costa Rica, which exports an estimated 1.8 million...

2011-11-17 11:26:00

DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland, November 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has been voted the top ferry company for a record 19th time at the annual Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards. The 'Best Ferry Company' award was presented to the ferry company at a glittering awards ceremony at the Slieve Donard Resort in Newcastle in October. Northern Ireland Travel News has been organising the awards for the past 20 years. This year's ceremony was hosted by TV...