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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

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

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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

Unhappy home pollution is rife.

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

Lima Call for Climate Change !

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

Relief for American groundwater worries (or is it?)

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

China reveals “magic” land treatment success.

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

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

Dame Helen Mirren against 'super sewer' plans

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

Unsafe disposal of water waste in Pennsylvania

Posted Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:45:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Droughts may turn Amazon Rainforest into major polluter, scientists warn

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:55:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic particle content up 100-fold

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

Remediating the Hudson River

Posted Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:53:41 GMT by Michelle Simon

Charging electric cars at night eases ozone haze

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Acid Rainfall on the Decrease

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:35:00 GMT by James Mathews

Pollution from the Stratosphere

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:24:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Beer bottles could help clean up lead pollution - Updated

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Laura Goodall

The toxic dumps flowing under your feet

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