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COSTING THE EARTH
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Thursday 21:00-21:30
Costing the Earth tells stories which touch all our lives, looking at man's effect on the environment and at how the environment reacts. It questions accepted truths, challenges the people in charge and reports on progress towards improving the world we live in.
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Thursday 1 Sept 2005
The Ardamurchan Lighthouse across the Sound of Mull (the most westerly point of British mainland)
What is the sea for?

Saving the Life Aquatic

The seas around Britain are increasingly in demand - fishermen, wind farms and tourists are amongst those competing for a slice of the action, whilst ecologists are calling for protected areas and no-fishing zones. The government has promised to draft a new law to control what happens off the coast of Britain. They are hoping to balance the needs of wildlife protection and industry. Can a Marine Act really achieve this goal?

For this week's Costing the Earth, Tom Heap travels to the Isle of Mull to explore the battle for the oceans, whilst diving, whale watching and examining the age-old relationship between people and the sea in our coastal towns.

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