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Study suggests climate change has stunted fish size up to 29% over four decades

By Renee Lewis / Al Jazeera Climate change may be stunting fish growth, a new study has said. Fish sizes in the North Sea have shrunk dramatically, and scientists believe warmer ocean temperatures and less oxygenated water could be the causes. The body sizes of several North Sea species have decreased by as much as … Continue reading Study suggests climate change has stunted fish size up to 29% over four decades

North Sea suffers 4,123 oil spills since 2000; only seven resulted in government fine

By Leo Hickman / The Guardian Oil companies operating in the North Sea have been fined for oil spills on just seven occasions since 2000, even though 4,123 separate spills were recorded over the same period, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has confirmed. The disclosure came as Decc said on Thursday that the … Continue reading North Sea suffers 4,123 oil spills since 2000; only seven resulted in government fine

Oceans emptying out as 85% of fish species suffer severe decline

By Gaia Vince / BBC News Global fish stocks are exploited or depleted to such an extent that without urgent measures we may be the last generation to catch food from the oceans. It has been some time since most humans lived as hunter-gatherers – with one important exception. Fish are the last wild animal … Continue reading Oceans emptying out as 85% of fish species suffer severe decline

In 2012, North Sea has been suffering oil and chemical spills more than five days a week

By Karrie Gillett / Press Association Sixty-nine oil and chemical spills in the North Sea have been reported in three months. Eighteen companies were named in a table published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The most recent incident was a gas leak at Total’s Elgin platform on 25 March. Professor Andrew Watterson, … Continue reading In 2012, North Sea has been suffering oil and chemical spills more than five days a week