International sea lettuce conference in Jersey – our thoughts

International sea lettuce conference in Jersey – our thoughts
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Help spread the word!The States of Jersey hosted an international conference on sea lettuce on Thursday 05 and Friday 06 October 2017. SOS Jersey weren’t invited, but went nonetheless; our representative, environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel’s details weren’t included on the

Increasing population and environmental effects

Increasing population and environmental effects
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Help spread the word! The official population of Jersey is now 104,200 – and we don’t know how many are here unofficially. This, of course, has an effect on our environment. In terms of our SOSJ remit, we’ll briefly outline

Sea lettuce problem update ~ 15 May 2017

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Help spread the word!We hope to be wrong, but we fear the sea lettuce blooms, which are the scourge of St Aubin’s Bay, will be back in force this year. Here is a brief report on what’s happening (or not)

Flamanville explosion, asbestos, fertilisers and sea lettuce

Flamanville explosion, asbestos, fertilisers and sea lettuce
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Help spread the word!It’s been busy media-wise. Our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel has been on Channel TV on various subjects three times over the last week and is due to speak on Radio Jersey tomorrow morning (Wed 15 Feb). Here’s a brief

The Nitrate Problem in Jersey and its Consequences [Report]

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Help spread the word!In this short report, we will look at the problems we are experiencing with the Island’s water supplies and marine environment.

Sea lettuce worries mainly sidestepped by Eddie Noel but new study ordered

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Help spread the word!Today saw an oral question from Senator Sarah Ferguson (plus supplementaries from Deputies Andrew Lewis and Monford Tadier) on the levels of nitrates being discharged from the Bellozanne sewage effluent outflow into St Aubin’s Bay and the legality

SOSJ’s response to the Environment Department ‘alarmist’ claims

SOSJ’s response to the Environment Department ‘alarmist’ claims
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Help spread the word!This response is with reference to the article in the Jersey Evening Post (Monday 03 October 2016), ‘Environment hit back over alarmist pollution claims’ and a couple of other erroneous statements we have heard/seen on the media.

SOS Jersey will be this evening’s news

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Help spread the word!In the wake of our sea lettuce report, SOSJ Committee Member Jacqui Carrel spent time on the beach this morning being interviewed by Channel TV and BBC TV (Jersey & SW UK) about the sea lettuce problem.

Sea lettuce update – possible solution?

Sea lettuce update – possible solution?
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Help spread the word!We were astonished and dismayed to read last week’s JEP story where Ministers were quoted saying there was nothing to be done about our burgeoning sea lettuce problem! Why the astonishment and dismay? Well,

SOS Jersey meeting with Chief Minister

SOS Jersey meeting with Chief Minister
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Help spread the word!In recognition of their longstanding and important stakeholder role with the island’s environmental and closely associated matters, Michael du Pre (SOSJ Chairman) and David Cabeldu (SOSJ Coordinator) were invited to a discussion with the Chief Minister on

Problems in St Aubin’s Bay? July 2014

Problems in St Aubin’s Bay?  July 2014
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Help spread the word!SOSJ friend and colleague Chris Perkins sent us photographs of St Aubin’s bay showing what we believe is because of the phenomenon known as eutrophication. This is how it looked on Wednesday evening: