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No Significant Environmental Impacts From SeaGen Found
2012-01-17 13:52:36

Scientists have determined that the world's first tidal current energy turbine will not cause an environmental impact. SeaGen was lowered into place and bolted to the seabed in 2008 in Strangford Lough, one of the world's fastest tidal currents. However, questions were asked about what kind of environmental impact the device would have. Strangford Lough is one of Europe's most protect areas because it provides a unique habitat for marine and bird life. The location was chosen for...

2010-12-28 00:00:38

The civil engineering profession stands to reap a harvest in recruitment numbers if a proposed tidal energy farm, Scotland's first, is given the green light. (PRWeb UK) December 27, 2010 The civil engineering profession stands to reap a harvest in recruitment numbers if a proposed tidal energy farm, Scotland's first, is given the green light. The project is till three years away from implementation, pending confirmation of a lease agreement, planning permission and the necessary funding by...

2009-01-22 10:54:41

Queen's University Belfast is working on a three-year study to conserve and restore endangered horse mussel reefs in Strangford Lough. Marine biologists based at the University's marine research and outreach centre in Portaferry in County Down, which is part of the School of Biological Sciences, will provide scientific and technological research to map and monitor the species and undertake trials to restore it. Horse mussel reefs are important to the marine environment because they are...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.