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Channel Smog ?

People often come down to the beach and marvel at the fresh, clean sea air... but it's not as clean as they might think. During calm conditions, like this mornings photo above, there is often a brown layer on the horizon and I suspect it is from the high sulphur fuel used by ships. The English Channel is the world's busiest seaway, with over 500 ships per day. From the Sussex shore we can just see the westward shipping lane and the prevailing wind brings this smog over our shores...

But there is some hope of improvement. Our government has just a started a consultation on the sulphur content of maribe fuels, but it is a worldwide problem, that is concentrated just off our beaches. Click here to read more.

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