Tag Archive for 'Jersey'

European lobster colour morphs in Channel Island waters

July 4th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Bright blue European lobsters, Homarus gammarus, with white markings are not very rare in Guernsey fishermen’s catches.  One or two may be caught each year. Guernsey commercial lobster and crab fisherman Arthur Blondin landed on 30 June 2011 off Port Grat on Guernsey’s north-west coast a grey-blue lobster with no white markings.

Jersey fisherman lands spotted bass, Dicentrarchus punctatus, on 8 June 2011

June 22nd, 2011 by Richard Lord

Andrew Syvret reports that a spotted bass, Dicentrarchus punctatus, was captured by Lee Allen off the west coast of Jersey, Channel Islands on 8 June 2011.  This is the second one he has seen.  The fish was caught with a live sand eel.  It appears to be a new British angling record so it has […]

Sir David King to speak at Durrell Wildlife Park about how climate change can affect small islands

June 17th, 2011 by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Sir David King, formerly Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government, and one of the leading advisers on climate change will give a presentation on Thursday 14 July 2011 from 6 pm to 7.30 pm on how climate change can affect small islands.  His presentation will take place at the Princess Royal Pavilion at the […]

An engineering perspective on resource consumption and energy and water use in the Channel Islands

June 14th, 2011 by Peter Cadiou

Whether you are converted to the persuasion that Climate Change is upon us or not, the profligate consumption of finite natural resources is unacceptable on any level and should not be considered normal in any well educated society. From an engineering, and from a practical, point-of-view it is rational to conserve natural resources and our […]

Marine worms light up foot prints

May 17th, 2011 by Dr. Paul Chambers

A friend reported recently that his footprints glowed when walking at night on a beach on the south-east coast of Jersey. When the sediment (a poorly sorted gravelly sand) was disturbed, there were a series of brief but bright pinpoints of light, some of which glowed for a few seconds. If the sediment was kicked […]

Channel Design Consultants provide energy advice for the built environment

April 13th, 2011 by Channel Design Consultants

Channel Design Consultants is a pan Channel Island Building Services Consultancy, which specialises in the design of low energy, environmental solutions within the built environment.  Projects range in size and complexity from domestic dwellings, commercial and industrial properties to large scale specialised data centres. We offer a complete building services and environmental consultancy service from […]

States of Jersey has committed to reducing its environmental impact by going Eco-Active

April 6th, 2011 by States of Jersey Planning and Environment Department

The States of Jersey has committed to reducing its environmental impact through ECO-ACTIVE States, a new programme being introduced across the organisation. All departments will have to change the way they work to achieve a ten percent target reduction in energy and water consumption and a 15% reduction on staff travel. The States of Jersey […]

Schroders Private Banking staff adopt Fermain Bay and Petit Bot for beach cleaning

February 7th, 2011 by Genevieve Langford

Schroders Private Banking have adopted three Channel Islands beaches to clean regularly. In Guernsey, Schroders Private Banking staff pick-up litter from Fermain Bay and Petit Bot, and in Jersey they clean Beauport. Schroders Private Banking policy allows each staff member to use two work days per year for charity and community projects so employees may […]

Jersey to save energy with building bye-laws to be introduced in January 2011

December 15th, 2010 by States of Jersey Planning and Environment Department

The States of Jersey has published new building bye-laws relating to the conservation of fuel and power in all newly constructed, extended and altered buildings. The proposals take account of Jersey’s international obligations as a Kyoto signatory to reduce carbon emissions, and are in line with the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which requires […]

St Helier Parish food waste produces wonderful compost

October 30th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Food waste is collected from St Helier households in certain districts on a voluntary basis. Initially the participating households were provided with biodegradable bags and a caddy for the kitchen, and to put out on the street for collection. Early trials showed that the biodegradable bags got caught in the blades of the shredder so […]