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Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
Telephone: 01671 403011 · Fax: 01671 402248 · Scottish Registered Charity No. SC020751

Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch

Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park

Looking upstream on the River Luce

North American Signal Crayfish

The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch

Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'

Fly fishing on the River Cree

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Acid news update

28 October 2013

The latest edition of 'Acid News' highlights that emissions of the main air pollutants could be significantly further reduced if power plants were to utilise the best available techniques. Improving air quality is the key driver required to reduce acid rain. A recent report by the European Environment Agency stated that if large combustion power plants (LCP's) all had the best available emissions abatement techniques applied then emissions of sulphur dioxide could have been 94 % lower and nitrogen oxides 69 % lower. The report looked at 1,600 LCP's across EU27. It is a small number of large scale coal plants which dominate the emissions. Germany, Poland and UK reported the highest NOx emissions from LCP's. Legislation needs to force EU countries to take all necessary measures to reduce their emissions quickly.

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