Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cruising has major negative social and environmental impacts

The visit by Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas to Southampton has raised again the issue of the pollution caused by cruise lines. Noxious emissions and air pollution near airports is a major problem but pollution around marine ports is also an issue. … Continue reading






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For seven consecutive months the global average temperature has been at least 1C above the 1951-80 mean for that month.

Last month was the hottest April on record globally – and the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records. Nasa data shows that the global temperature of land and sea was 1.11C warmer in April than the … Continue reading






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The ancient Town and Port of Faversham has a new Mayor

Last night Faversham invested its new Mayor in the presence of  Lord Boyce, Lord Warden of Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, Faversham is a member of the Confederation of the Cinque Ports and many Mayors of the Cinque … Continue reading






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Airbnb – bringing hosts and guests closer together

Speaking in India Nathan Blecharczyk told the BBC the willingness of people to stay in the home of a stranger showed the demand for personal connections while travelling. Airbnb enables travellers to “experience a place like you live there” – in … Continue reading






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