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Corals need more spawning, not more light.

Corals need more spawning, not more light.

Posted Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:33:36 GMT by Paul Robinson

What a mess the oceans are becoming. Climate change and surface temperatures currently occupy our thoughts, alongside the acidification so drastically affecting reefs and molluscs. Light pollution on beaches has misled turtle egg-laying habits and now is proved to prevent corals from spawning in this paper. When we finally reduce carbon footprints, it is likely the sea can breathe easier, but human ecologies must soon recover their ethics as far as all of these neglected species are concerned.

Corals need more spawning, not more light.

China comes clean (legally at least.)

China comes clean (legally at least.)

Posted Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

With respect for China in many countries becoming more important, the new legislative powers being used there seem to be having some effect. Prosecutions for the well-known and disastrous pollution of air and water in cities and countryside, will certainly stem the political and social consequences of some of the hazards in the nation.

China comes clean (legally at least.)

Photography competition (Atkins CIWEM) for all

Photography competition (Atkins CIWEM) for all

Posted Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Lots of animals, their habitats and people were harmed before the production of these photographs. Without these records, we might imagine we were conquering our problems of pollution, climate change and habitat destruction. Not so.

Photography competition (Atkins CIWEM) for all

Japan's Struggle after Fukushima

Japan's Struggle after Fukushima

Posted Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:57:32 GMT by JW Dowey

Americans worry about how the Pacific can be crossed by cesium-134. Tuna is possibly the greatest concern, but don’t worry. Keep on noshing that sushi!

Japan's Struggle after Fukushima

Unhappy home pollution is rife.

Unhappy home pollution is rife.

Posted Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:48:03 GMT by JW Dowey

How clean is your home? Rephrase that now and ask yourself how polluted it is, compared to the fresh air, if your neighbourhood has any. You may be hygienic too, which is another kettle of fish (smelly that is). Whatever your situation, we all become complacent. It is not only the drains, polluted with too much detergent. Your own life, that of children and that of older and sick people is endangered by what you do. Awareness is a very simple science, pure and logical, but we must keep up. New products often turn out to be unexpectedly dangerous, even to the manufacturer. The testing now is rigorous, but simpler science is best.

Unhappy home pollution is rife.

Lima Call for Climate Change !

Lima Call for Climate Change !

Posted Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:20:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Climate change and carbon dioxide emissions are the simple link. The science tells us about all the other greenhouse gases and the links to rainfall in Europe, Asia and South America, drought in Australia, North America and Africa plus the rise in sea levels. That should make the problem seem more urgent, but has it had the required effect on those chosen to perform the actions we all need?

Lima Call for Climate Change !

 Relief for American groundwater worries (or is it?)

Relief for American groundwater worries (or is it?)

Posted Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Water, water everywhere, as far as groundwater is concerned. But this precious resource, as California has discovered, can so easily be contaminated for not only your people, but also any hope for industry. Good news from the Northern US is that their groundwater seems intact at the moment, unlike some states where fracking has interfered with deep systems. While some of the biggest states cry over spilt water, or rather drought, perhaps we can all learn from the mistakes of the recent past-or maybe not.

Relief for American groundwater worries (or is it?)

 China reveals “magic” land treatment success.

China reveals “magic” land treatment success.

Posted Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Little is known of the most highly-developed bacterial action against some heavy metals. Against organic toxins in oil they have been tried for decades, but extra safety precautions will be essential before crops can be used for human consumption. We have had enough of Minamata disease.

China reveals “magic” land treatment success.

Solutions to the sad case of the Aral Sea

Solutions to the sad case of the Aral Sea

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

A conference looks likely to enliven debate on both the Aral Sea’s fate and the need for interventions on environmental problems that are causing international problems for health, ecology and vast pollution.

Solutions to the sad case of the Aral Sea

Quagga mussels invade your waterways!

Quagga mussels invade your waterways!

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

The UK is about to receive a visit from the infamous quagga mussel. It’s a rock star you won’t like, living in hard substrates and a softie too! Many species such as freshwater fish could be affected, as well as poisoned, while the blockages caused by the high population levels often bring power station or other water inlets to a full stop.

Quagga mussels invade your waterways!

Global Commission adds pressure to climate debate

Global Commission adds pressure to climate debate

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

More on climate change and changing over from fossil fuels? The crunch is indeed coming for all of us. But like those who resisted the idea of global warming itself, will we refuse to get on with the job of adopting new ideas and, more important, dissuading many from polluting so much and failing to change.

Global Commission adds pressure to climate debate

Particle and nitrous oxide pollution in your car

Particle and nitrous oxide pollution in your car

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

Who is aware of their city’s invisible pollution problems and how can the health of urbanites be improved? Too often, we are too late in saving the health of our workers and children. Those who know the truth have probably moved out already.

Particle and nitrous oxide pollution in your car

Ban Ki-moon asks for the earth

Ban Ki-moon asks for the earth

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

Sorry, we're boring the pants off the polluters. But we have to report that yet another approach is being made to solving climate change. The UN will draw together influential organisations and people to finally make a push towards redeeming ourselves, after the failures of Copenhagen and Kyoto. The politics seems impossible, but this is one parley that has to be concluded, and rapidly.

Ban Ki-moon asks for the earth

Air pollution means death in cities

Air pollution means death in cities

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

Throughout Eurasia, we have several developments in regulations that may protect your health. Particulate matter of both PM2.5 and PM10 sizes is being recognised as an enormous health risk, almost parallel to the former risks taken by farmers, mine and other workers with pneumonocosis.

Air pollution means death in cities

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

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UK supermarkets must take lead in tackling plastic pollution

Posted Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:45:00 GMT by Sian Sutherland

Nations that are cleaning up ---- part 1!

Posted Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:59:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

California butterflies and neonicotinoids!

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:40:31 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A whale of a problem with shipping, noise, and conserving life.

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:10:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Smogmobile could rule city roads.

Posted Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rivers of despair, polluted from Basel to Shanghai and Melbourne

Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Corals need more spawning, not more light.

Posted Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:33:36 GMT by Paul Robinson

China comes clean (legally at least.)

Posted Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Photography competition (Atkins CIWEM) for all

Posted Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Japan's Struggle after Fukushima

Posted Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:57:32 GMT by JW Dowey

Hudson River fish evolve toxic immunity

Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:34:03 GMT by Lucy Brake

'Nano-Velcro' detects mercury pollution in water

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:22:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Mountain pine beetle blight creates air pollution in forests

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 22:27:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Mercury caused mass extinctions, say scientists

Posted Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:56:39 GMT by Adrian Bishop

New ozone threat:small but deadly

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

Soil takes years to recover from pollution spills

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

Pollution from Silesia to Scunthorpe

Posted Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

CO2 emissions rising sharply despite cutbacks among industrialised nations

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:35:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Link from Florida's toilets to coral-killing white pox disease proved

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Cleaning the waters with the power of the Sun

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:54:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts