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US carbon costs the earth

US carbon costs the earth

Posted Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:43:40 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Laurie Johnson and her colleagues work hard to impress upon her government and the US public that their energy addiction cannot continue with fossil fuels. The only future seems to be renewable. For some, the future has been blackened with environmental disaster. Perhaps that will help to change the stubborn politicians' minds.

US carbon costs the earth

Dire Pollution in Central Asia

Dire Pollution in Central Asia

Posted Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:49:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

When push comes to shove, the cross-boundary politics of central Asia have to resolve a nightmare situation where pollution incidents affect even everyday lives. Here, an ancient aluminium plant stands in the way of any accord between two neighbours.

Dire Pollution in Central Asia

Whales and sound - the full story

Whales and sound - the full story

Posted Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:53:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

When your average whale hears the medium frequency noises emitted by many naval vessels, the response varies from speedy and deep diving to almost null response. There is no excuse, however, for ignoring the obviously complex creature and the damage to feeding success when populations are reduced as low as they are.

Whales and sound - the full story

Pollution from Silesia to Scunthorpe

Pollution from Silesia to Scunthorpe

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

This report is explosive in its hard-hitting expose of health concerns for every European (and for that matter, every other) country that uses coal for power.

Pollution from Silesia to Scunthorpe

The carbon dioxide milestone

The carbon dioxide milestone

Posted Tue, 14 May 2013 11:58:37 GMT by Colin Ricketts

As carbon sequestration and other measures of mitigation are argued, the old figures become more and more worrying. Will anything start these non-scientific heads of state considering real logic and effective measures to stop emissions temperature rises and the huge risks!

The carbon dioxide milestone

Call it the Acidic Ocean now

Call it the Acidic Ocean now

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

While the warming has been catastrophic, the underlying effects of our treatment of the Arctic have been overlooked. This is a truly enormous chemical change, joining with global warming to destroy communities and possibly ecosystems.

Call it the Acidic Ocean now

Neonicotinoid nightmares

Neonicotinoid nightmares

Posted Fri, 03 May 2013 06:39:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pesticide use in increasing with a concurrent loss in the abundance of many animals. Here, a Dutch team discover some new correlations between the two.

Neonicotinoid nightmares

Pesticide is costly for bees, then birds, then?

Pesticide is costly for bees, then birds, then?

Posted Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The way in which we have allowed concerns about neonicotinoid insecticides to go unnoticed is parallel to the Silent Spring ignorance that reigned supreme for Rachel Carson.

Pesticide is costly for bees, then birds, then?

Reef Destruction is Ecological

Reef Destruction is Ecological

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

The plight of coral reefs: Those pretty fish and panoramic colours of soft and hard coral that we see on one of those rare undisturbed reefs are down to a complex ecology similar to tropical forest ecosystems.

Reef Destruction is Ecological

Pollution of the Chinese air (and people)

Pollution of the Chinese air (and people)

Posted Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:18:40 GMT by Paul Robinson

The Chinese government has failed to halt unprecedented pollution of the air, as well as rivers and the sea.

Pollution of the Chinese air (and people)

Hope for the Ocean and its Resources

Hope for the Ocean and its Resources

Posted Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The ''high seas'' are certainly spoilt and polluted; certainly in no way comparable to the oceanic treasure house left to us a century ago, or even before the production of plastic wastes.

Hope for the Ocean and its Resources

Trash Islands

Trash Islands

Posted Sat, 15 Dec 2012 21:38:14 GMT by Michelle Simon

Unnatural islands, created from litter strewn throughout the oceans. This marine pollution eventually accumulates as floating trash islands.

Trash Islands

More powerful software to estimate CO2 emissions

More powerful software to estimate CO2 emissions

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

New computer modelling system can estimate carbon dioxide (CO2) emission levels of US cities and even individual buildings.

More powerful software to estimate CO2 emissions

The toxic dumps flowing under your feet

The toxic dumps flowing under your feet

Posted Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:14:13 GMT by Martin Leggett

The scale and nature of the oil industry's waste-dumping underground has been revealed in a report by ProPublica, which was released yesterday. It describes how lax regulation, industry mismanagement and corruption – and growing risks from fracking waste - are brewing a perfect cocktail of troubles for future generations: right under our feet.

The toxic dumps flowing under your feet

'Nano-Velcro' detects mercury pollution in water

'Nano-Velcro' detects mercury pollution in water

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

A new nanoparticle technology that has been dubbed 'nano-Velcro' can detect even small amounts of mercury and other heavy metals in water and fish.

'Nano-Velcro' detects mercury pollution in water

Cooler coal plant emissions are cleaner, say physicists

Cooler coal plant emissions are cleaner, say physicists

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:14:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Using refrigeration to cool coal plant emissions could cut the production of dangerous chemicals, such as CO2, by more than 90%, say physicists.

Cooler coal plant emissions are cleaner, say physicists

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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

NASA launches planes to tackle air pollution

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:18:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Shell's North Sea oil spill is ''worst for a decade''

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:03:01 GMT by Laura Brown

'Deepwater' oil snatched from depths helps to map lurking oil plumes

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic particle content up 100-fold

Posted Wed, 09 May 2012 10:50:15 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Pollution from Silesia to Scunthorpe

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

US carbon costs the earth

Posted Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:43:40 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Film focuses on river pollution

Posted Sat, 16 Apr 2011 11:09:00 GMT by John Dean

Caribbean bottlenose dolphins severely ill after spill

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

Companies misleading over greenhouse super gases says report

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:12:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Dame Helen Mirren against 'super sewer' plans

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:27:00 GMT by Louise Saunders