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Knowledge is power......but beyond that I don't have a particular agenda to push here. I don't necessarily have answers to the questions our environment is demanding of us.....but I do have the desire to get more people talking about environmental issues even if we don't all see eye to eye.

Problems are unlikely to be addressed let alone resolved unless folk know what is going on around them. And to that end, information & debate are ultimately better than ignorance or sticking our heads in the sand.

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    A wild boar lies dead on a Brittany beach, one of three found dead that day on the shores of the Gouessant estuary.  18 more were found dead the previous day, making a total of 31 this month.
Ecologists attribute the deaths to blooms of toxic green algae along the coast, which are commonly believed to feed on the enormous amounts of agricultural fertilisers that are washed off fields, into rivers and streams and ultimately out to sea.
The cause of death has not yet been determined by autopsy but a local police official, Philippe De Gestas, was recorded saying: “They were not [otherwise] sick and they did not drown.”
The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy has dismissed those making links between fertilisers and algal blooms as ‘environmental fundamentalists’.

    A wild boar lies dead on a Brittany beach, one of three found dead that day on the shores of the Gouessant estuary.  18 more were found dead the previous day, making a total of 31 this month.

    Ecologists attribute the deaths to blooms of toxic green algae along the coast, which are commonly believed to feed on the enormous amounts of agricultural fertilisers that are washed off fields, into rivers and streams and ultimately out to sea.

    The cause of death has not yet been determined by autopsy but a local police official, Philippe De Gestas, was recorded saying: “They were not [otherwise] sick and they did not drown.”

    The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy has dismissed those making links between fertilisers and algal blooms as ‘environmental fundamentalists’.

    Tags algae algal bloom green algae environment Brittany France Bretagne pollution fertilisers agriculture farming Nicolas Sarkozy wild boar

     Source Guardian