22nd Sep 2015

When will it be the end of the line?

A recent film by this title charts the recent demise and future of our oceans in light on the continualgrowth of commercialised fishing from the 1950s onwards.

sewer flooding
17th Sep 2015

Although largely not an issue to the majority of the population, sewer flooding is an occurrence that may be far too familiar to some and can be often overlooked when considering sources of property flooding. Although generally not a direct result of natural sources of flooding, sewer flooding events generally occur when the provisions put in place to alleviate the risk of flooding become overwhelmed from heavy flash flooding, collapsing drains or as a result of blockages caused by the inappropriate disposal of everyday waste, most notably toiletries and kitchen waste.

eating insects
12th Sep 2015

This BBC documentary explored whether eating insects could provide a real solution to the global food crisis; with 40 tonnes of insects per human in the world. The presenter visited both Thailand and Cambodia where hunting and eating insects are part of everyday life.

7th Sep 2015

Argyll Environmental Limited (AEL) is delighted to play a supporting technical role to aid in the progression of the Furnace Park regeneration scheme in Sheffield. As the environmental consultants for the project, AEL provided a commercial professional opinion regarding the potential for contamination to be present, and the risk of environmental liabilities arising from historical operations with a view to the proposed regeneration of the Site. Argyll saw this as a great opportunity to get behind the project to push forward the regeneration of a brown field Site for the use as a temporary outdoor creative space for the local community.

Marine Conversation
3rd Sep 2015

As the UK begins to consider the possibility of expansion and greater development into our surrounding marine and coastal areas, the abundant wealth of the UKs aquatic wildlife is under greater threat from degradation and destruction. Protection measures such as Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs -under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009) are to be put in place to safeguard the diversity of threatened, rare habitats and species. They are also great enough and close enough together to protect against the fragmentation of large communities, and valuable systematic relationships that function within an operational ecosystem.

keep off of the groynes
30th Aug 2015

A brilliant talk by Café Scientifique on coastal erosion in Sussex reminded me how lucky we are in Brighton to have our coastal defences. People often grumble that we have a pebbly beach. Well, it is that beach that keeps Brighton from washing into the sea. If you have a look at the picture below, you can see the extent of our wonderful beaches.

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