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Are flatulent shellfish really contributing to climate change

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Clamite change? Photograph: Ivan/Getty Images

Scientists investigating marine life in the Baltic Sea have found mussels, oysters and clams are emitting greenhouse gases – but cows still trump them

October 16, 2017 — Swedish scientists have found that flatulent shellfish are creating vast amounts of greenhouse gases, leading to a predictable slew of comments about farting cockles and clams. But Continue reading Are flatulent shellfish really contributing to climate change

Chile’s salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish

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Salmon are loaded on to a truck at the Fiordo Austral company in Calbuco, near Puerto Montt, Chile. Photograph: Jaime Peña/AFP/Getty Images
High ocean temperatures helped cause toxic bloom that has wiped out up to 20% of Chile’s total production for the year

March 11, 2016 — A deadly algal bloom has hit the world’s second biggest salmon exporter, Chile, where nearly 23 million fish have already died and the economic impact from lost production has Continue reading Chile’s salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish