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US lakes have increased threat of toxin

US lakes have increased threat of toxin

Posted Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:12:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Can global warming create more dangerous water problems than we had predicted? It seems now that shallow lakes are in great danger of contamination if we feed them agricultural fertilizers. Chinese, African and now American water supplies are regularly affected and made unusable with Microcystis toxins.

US lakes have increased threat of toxin

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

Posted Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The disgraceful lack of control and study of the Alberta tar sands exploitation is leading to people's health problems. As the US considers its imports from Canada, it would be wise to consider just how neglectful the Canadians have been to their residents, air quality, water purity and forests.

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

Old King Coal has a Texan hole?

Old King Coal has a Texan hole?

Posted Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

We have ideas and giant international conferences coming up, on how to combat global warming and specifically what we can do with greenhouse gases. It could be, though, that some of the jokers in the pack are simply sequestering while Rome burns. After all, their employment depends on maintaining the coal, oil, gas and even fracking industries. Maybe replacing these industries with renewable energy technologies would use different engineers and spoil the party for many profitable companies?

Old King Coal has a Texan hole?

Mediterranean demise

Mediterranean demise

Posted Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

After such a long time, it's amazing that the Mediterranean hasn't been swamped by industrial revolutions or the effects of so many wars. Now the ancient writing on the wall is coming true as recent pollution from fossil fuels acidify and warm the troubled waters. What can we all do about our whole earth climate, after the Med, it’s the Atlantic and then the Pacific. How long can nature hold out against the onslaught of ignorant emissions that we provide?

Mediterranean demise

Carbon dioxide's rise and rise

Carbon dioxide's rise and rise

Posted Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:22:21 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mauna Loa gives us the most useful data from relatively unpolluted air at 11,000 feet. However we regard greenhouse gases, it’s far too late to ignore the obvious warming effect. We need action to stop using fossil fuels-completely.

Carbon dioxide's rise and rise

Beach Watch

Beach Watch

Posted Thu, 29 May 2014 06:11:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Europe is setting a standard which all should copy. It's not hard to keep your own bit of seaside clean, if everybody is involved in the clean-up when necessary.

Beach Watch

City clean up with nanotechnology

City clean up with nanotechnology

Posted Mon, 19 May 2014 08:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

We suffer in cities. To alleviate the pollution that affects our lives, new technologies are beginning to relieve us of traffic emissions, although the removal of large vehicles is another useful move that some more enlightened cities have achieved.

City clean up with nanotechnology

Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate

Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate

Posted Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:45:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Air pollution is rarely linked to water pollution, but the strong links will soon be obvious, just as the surface air movement is influenced by the ocean currents and the temperatures of both. While scientific models can tell us what is going to happen as the earth warms, climate change will also be influenced by small so far neglected fluctuations in chemistry such as these pH changes in our oceans, affecting billions of creatures, and of course, us.

Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate

Ecological challenges in Central Asia

Ecological challenges in Central Asia

Posted Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:24:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

One of the gravest global environmental disasters of modern times is the tragedy of the Aral Sea facing the countries of Central Asia and their population of some 60 million.

Ecological challenges in Central Asia

Manhattan's 'methane sieve' warning a year before explosion

Manhattan's 'methane sieve' warning a year before explosion

Posted Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:11:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The gas explosion that brought down two Harlem apartments, and killed at least seven, is the awful face of a long-running problem – one with global ramifications.

Manhattan's 'methane sieve' warning a year before explosion

New ozone threat:small but deadly

New ozone threat:small but deadly

Posted Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:45:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

We have enough pollutants already, but 4 newly-discovered ozone-destroyers could be the most dangerous yet, if we can’t find where they come from.

New ozone threat:small but deadly

Canada moves on Utah's tar sands

Canada moves on Utah's tar sands

Posted Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

We have written on the disaster that is tar sand waste, but now several more problems are being noticed, when, to be honest, they should have been included in a thorough investigation on these processes before they were initiated.

Canada moves on Utah's tar sands

To bee or not to bee (again)

To bee or not to bee (again)

Posted Sun, 01 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

When will the bees and other helpful insects be protected in the same way as (some) mammals and birds? It's obvious that the fruit industries will collapse without them, so for the most selfish of reasons, we know we have to try and preserve these species. Unfortunately, there are always those who suffer from short sight, or simply greed for bigger and bigger short-term profits.

To bee or not to bee (again)

The worst of climate change conferences?

The worst of climate change conferences?

Posted Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Is the incredible damage and loss of life in the Philippines linked to more severe storms as our climate changes? Credibility of any detractors seems lacking, as we wait for even more signals that we need to construct strong solutions at Warsaw, and not wait until Paris in 2015.

The worst of climate change conferences?

Pet coke expands, and pollutes everywhere

Pet coke expands, and pollutes everywhere

Posted Tue, 22 Oct 2013 06:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When nations export their fossil fuels, it is normally impossible to prescribe how much carbon dioxide (and the rest) will be released, stored or 'mitigated'. In this case, though, we should not be simply hiding our heads in the tar sand.

Pet coke expands, and pollutes everywhere

Air quality study with benefits

Air quality study with benefits

Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

We must have a look at western cities and their special problems before we begin criticising the admittedly awful pollution that surrounds some other urban and deforested areas. The European Environmental Agency takes great care to remind us of their problems.

Air quality study with benefits

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Solutions to the sad case of the Aral Sea

Posted Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Quagga mussels invade your waterways!

Posted Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Global Commission adds pressure to climate debate

Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:10:18 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Particle and nitrous oxide pollution in your car

Posted Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ban Ki-moon asks for the earth

Posted Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:36:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Air pollution means death in cities

Posted Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

US lakes have increased threat of toxin

Posted Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:12:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

Posted Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Old King Coal has a Texan hole?

Posted Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Mediterranean demise

Posted Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Clean-up for Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand's most polluted Lake

Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:26:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Time to tax plastic carrier bags?

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:57:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Caribbean bottlenose dolphins severely ill after spill

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:42:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Call it the Acidic Ocean now

Posted Tue, 07 May 2013 16:33:57 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Nitrogen, from Benefactor to Pollutant

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:39:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Gold fever is driving Amazon loss and mercury pollution in Peru

Posted Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

How the developed world is hiding its growing emissions

Posted Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:17:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Soil takes years to recover from pollution spills

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:50:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Pesticides Killing Bees

Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 12:55:01 GMT by Michelle Simon

More powerful software to estimate CO2 emissions

Posted Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:05:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop