Tag Archive for 'Channel islands'

Guernsey re-establishes electricity supply from France

October 8th, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity engineers, working closely with Jersey Electricity engineers, have completed the latest stage of restoring Guernsey’s undersea inter-connector cable to Jersey. The cable has been successfully reconnected and re-energised. Guernsey Electricity has begun the gradual process of bringing it up to capacity supplying the island’s network. Bob Beebe, Operations Director at Guernsey Electricity Ltd., […]

IEA produces roadmap to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by 50 percent

September 20th, 2012 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) shows how the right policies and technologies could improve the fuel efficiency of road vehicles by 50% by the middle of the century, saving as much as 80% of current annual global oil consumption. The transport sector currently accounts for a 20% of global final energy consumption, and increased demand […]

States of Jersey offering reward for information on their tagged fish

June 7th, 2012 by States of Jersey Department of the Environment

The Fisheries and Marine Resources section of the Department of the Environment of the States of Jersey is in the process of setting up an expanded fish tagging programme to compliment its existing projects. If you capture a bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, or a ray (rajidae) with one of their tags please return the tag to […]

Ellie Harrison of BBC’s Countryfile goes ormering around Lihou Island

January 27th, 2012 by Richard Lord

BBC One’s Countryfile came to Guernsey in early January 2012 to film island life. Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison searched the intertidal area around Lihou Island off Guernsey’s west coast for the ormer, Haliotis tuberculata, which is a large marine snail that is a culinary delicacy.

UK universities helping Guernsey research macro renewable marine energy opportunities

December 7th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

The States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department (C&E) is forging strategic and long term alliances with leading UK Universities to progress macro renewable energy in Guernsey’s waters. This initiative will involve multiple research projects from various Universities focused on Guernsey’s marine renewable energy resource. It is intended to be the start of a long […]

Air pollution from traffic associated with increase in premature births

October 7th, 2011 by BioMed Central Limited

A Californian-based study, Traffic-related air toxics and preterm birth: a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County, California, has looked in detail at air quality and the impact of traffic-related air pollution on premature birth. Published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health, results from this study show that traffic-related air pollution, especially polycyclic aromatic […]

Guernsey Mind: Employment and Mental Health Resource Factsheet

September 20th, 2011 by Guernsey Mind

Guernsey based resources for employment and mental health This article lists local sources of information or services that may be able to help if you are an employer, working or looking to return to work after a period of mental ill health. These are not comprehensive and we hope to add to this list during […]

The plight of the bumblebee

September 15th, 2011 by Jamie-Lee Loughlin

This short film is about the plight of the humble bumblebee which has declined dramatically in numbers and range during the 20th Century, to the extent that half of the 25 British species are now rare and 2 are extinct.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Business Sustainability Seminar in St Helier on 12 October 2011

August 15th, 2011 by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust requests the pleasure of your company at the 2011 Business Sustainability Seminar taking place at the Pomme D’Or Hotel, St Helier on 12 October 2011 from 8 am to 10.15 am. Please RSVP to Anne-Marie Neale of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust by email: anne-marie.neale @ durrell.org or telephone 01534 860093

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.