Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower peninsular of South Wales. Photograph taken by Jamie O'Shaughnessy September 5, 2003, released to the public domain
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Coastal Cities' Futures Depend on Today’s Climate Decisions
Authors: climatecentral, Oct 12, 2021

Societies can adapt to sea level rise in three different ways: implement managed retreat, accommodate coastal change, or protect against sea level rise through hard-construction practices like seawalls or soft approaches such as dune rehabilitation and beach nourishment. Sometimes these adaptation strategies go hand in hand, but at other times choices have to be made among different strategies. For some human environments, such as so called sinking cities, adaptation to sea level rise may be compounded by other environmental issues such as subsidence. Natural ecosystems typically adapt to rising sea levels by moving inland; however, they might not always be able to do so, due to natural or artificial barriers. W


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High & Dry: How UK Fishermen Were Sold Out by Brexit
Authors: Greenpeace UK, Jan 28, 2022

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  • Mussel Farming Is Healing the UK’s Coastal Food Chain, (Dec 22, 2022)
  • Climate change: UK sea level rise speeding up - Met Office, BBC News (Jul 28, 2022)


Coastal saltmarsh 'engineered' to fight climate change, Nov 11[1]...Ecological restoration Scotland

Seagrass: The plant that removes carbon 30 times faster than a rainforest, Sep 30[2]

Blue Carbon – Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis outlines the importance of the UK's seas in helping the UK to reach its goal of net zero by 2050. May 4[3] The Marine Conservation Society and Rewilding Britain are calling on UK governments to adopt ocean-based solutions at pace and scale by 2030.

Ocean rewilding: England's largest seagrass restoration project begins, Apr 21[4]


Penzance wins first plastic-free status award to help clean up beaches, Dec 5[5]...Cornwall

Millions of native oysters to be returned to the Solent, Apr 20[6]...Hampshire


Number of plastic bags found on UK beaches falls by nearly half, Nov 22[7]

Number of England's marine conservation zones nearly doubles; new zones branded useless by expert, January 17[8]

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  • Living Seas, The Wildlife Trusts
  • Marine Conservation Society campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and protection of marine life. Through education, community involvement and collaboration, the Marine Conservation Society raises awareness of the many threats that face our seas and promotes individual, industry and government action to protect the marine environment. The Marine Conservation Society provides information and guidance on many aspects of marine conservation and produces the Good Fish Guide as well as involving thousands of volunteers in projects and surveys such as Beachwatch.[9] added 16:15, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Blue New Deal, "...stronger economies for UK coastal communities through a healthier marine environment."
  • #2minutebeachclean

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