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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

Less carbon reduction and more pollution = global warming

Less carbon reduction and more pollution = global warming

Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:54:40 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A debate from Britain on the European predicaments on emissions control. Climate change is guaranteed. How soon can we negotiate a way to get people to act and changing our predicament?

Less carbon reduction and more pollution = global warming

CCS or going renewable? The answer is now obvious

CCS or going renewable? The answer is now obvious

Posted Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:48:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The battle within the carbon emission lobbies is probably over. The rush in China and Europe, especially, to develop more efficient renewable energies has overtaken the old ideas of capturing carbon dioxide and ''hiding it.''

CCS or going renewable? The answer is now obvious

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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

Carbon dioxide's rise and rise

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

Beach Watch

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

Less carbon reduction and more pollution = global warming

Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:54:40 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Reef Destruction is Ecological

Posted Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:34:28 GMT by Paul Robinson

Nuclear waste from Cold War-era is here to stay

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:03:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

The worst of climate change conferences?

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

Alaskan waters get new 'oceanic acidity monitors'

Posted Fri, 13 May 2011 12:11:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Bleak news from WMO on greenhouse gas levels

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:12:47 GMT by Dave Collier

Computer modelling aids carbon capture

Posted Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:11:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Caribbean bottlenose dolphins severely ill after spill

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

A New Year gift of dead birds and fish?

Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:32:51 GMT by Paromita Pain