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30.07.2019

After 316 hours of cycling and 79 beach cleans, Kiko Matthews finished her mammoth coastline bike ride – Kik-Plastic – with a “beach clean” in London.

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Kicking back – 7,000km plastic pollution crusade concludes on the tidal Thames
23.07.2019

London’s Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Shirley Rodrigues, has been announced as one of the main speakers for the capital’s first Greening Inland Shipping conference at The Crystal, London, on Tuesday 10 September.

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Deputy Mayor for Environment heads Greening Inland Shipping Conference line-up
17.07.2019

It’s all in a day’s work for the custodians of the world-famous River Thames, after nearly 70 dumped shopping trolleys were recovered in ONE DAY.

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Supermarket heap: trolley haul uncovered during South London foreshore clean-up
16.07.2019

Enhancement of riverside public open space along the Thames and other UK rivers, for people and wildlife, is highlighted in updated guidance for planners and developers, now available online for the first time.

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Estuary edges guidance for developers goes online
20.06.2019

A half-a-million pound grant from the London Mayor's Air Quality Fund will drive work to reduce pollution from boats on the tidal Thames.

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£500,000 boost for greener vessels on the tidal Thames
08.05.2019

An £80,000 network of air pollution monitors, funded by the Port of London Authority (PLA), is in place, ready to record the affect of emissions locally from cruise ships docking in Greenwich this summer.

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Greenwich ship emissions monitoring underway
04.03.2019

Boat operators on the tidal Thames can now assess their fleet’s green credentials, thanks to a Port of London Authority (PLA) monitoring scheme.

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Fund pushes the boat out for a cleaner environment
18.01.2019

Greener ships calling on the tidal Thames will be entitled to a 10% reduction in conservancy charges, as the PLA prepares to launch the UK's first hybrid pilot cutter.

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Doubling of green tariff discount to boost tidal Thames air quality in 2019
11.12.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) hosted 20 specialists from ports and incentive providers around the world recently, when the steering group for the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) met in London.

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London hosts global port environment experts
27.09.2018

British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and the Port of London Authority (PLA) are urging river users to steer clear of the beluga whale, which is currently in the Thames Estuary first spotted on 25 September 2018.

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Update on whale in Thames near Gravesend

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