Netting a living (and cleaner seas)

MANILA, Approach Guindacpan island in the Philippines by boat, and it looks like yet another tropical paradise. Closer to shore, however, the idyllic scene is decidedly tarnished.

Plan for golf course net angers Pacific Grove residents

Residents in Pacific Grove are not happy about a new net planned for the golf course, saying it will block their view of the bay.The city doesn’t have much of a choice — a court order is forcing them to install the netting.

Katie Eary SS17 displayed fishing nets

Splitting the catwalk in two was a wall of red and white netting, evocative of trawlers’ fishing nets that drag through the ocean trawling for catch. Weighed down by buoys to mark for reefs and other hazards (perhaps the barracudas?), the netting made it obvious from the start that Katie Eary was taking us diving. The netting was a contrast against the high-quality silk and cashmere and linear graphics that Eary presented throughout the collection, and got us totally immersed in Eary’s watery world.

Firefighters rescue pigeon stuck on roof netting of 120ft pumping station

A bird-brained pigeon sparked an elaborate rescue operation after getting stuck in roof netting. Firefighters and RSPCA inspectors were lifted 120ft into the air in a cherry-picker to help the distressed creature, which got trapped in netting atop a derelict pumping station in Croydon town centre.

Netting can break some birds’ bad habits

Have you ever spotted a big, red, ripe strawberry, reached to pick it, and found something else had already taken a bite out of it? I have and more than once.
My grandfather was a Swedish immigrant and a farmer. Actually, Grandpa worked at anything that would provide for his family. He had several acres planted in strawberries.