Monday, October 23, 2017

Environment

Scotland: Scottish Islands at the Forefront of Renewable Wave Energy Technology

The Oyster - Photo Courtesy of www.theinstitute.ieee.org

A series of pioneering renewable wave energy technologies are currently being put to the test within Northern Scotland’s Orkney Islands. Private Island News takes a closer look.

Two Pelamis Machines of the Coast of the Orkney Isalnds – Photo by Colin Keldie at EMEC

The countless islands of Scotland are rarely far …Read More: Scotland: Scottish Islands at the Forefront of Renewable Wave Energy Technology

Environment

United Kingdom: Seals Take Shelter on Little Green Holm

Thanks to the efforts of a marine life conservation group, a remote isle in the Orkneys has become a special haven for widely-hunted grey seals.

(Image of Little Green Holm by Ian Balcombe)

Despite being just the size of a football field, Little Green Holm is very important, indeed – …Read More: United Kingdom: Seals Take Shelter on Little Green Holm