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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

Computer modelling aids carbon capture

Computer modelling aids carbon capture

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

Computer modelling is being used by scientists to boost carbon capture in power plant flues.

Computer modelling aids carbon capture

 First red mud remediation treatment developed

First red mud remediation treatment developed

Posted Mon, 06 Aug 2012 12:20:20 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Clean technology company develops the first environmentally-sustainable technology to treat red mud, the biggest issue in the aluminium industry. The red mud remediation process is the first commercial treatment available to remove toxic pollutants.

First red mud remediation treatment developed

Marine Turtle Ingestion of Plastic Investigated

Marine Turtle Ingestion of Plastic Investigated

Posted Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Plastic pollution continues to kill marine turtles around the world as they mistake plastic debris for prey. Turtles in Australia are making their own sad statement on reducing plastics in their marine environment.

Marine Turtle Ingestion of Plastic Investigated

Guyana Suspends Gold and Diamond Mining Permits

Guyana Suspends Gold and Diamond Mining Permits

Posted Sun, 08 Jul 2012 11:15:33 GMT by Jenny Green

Guyana, whose name means 'land of many waters', has implemented a moratorium on the issue of new permits for gold and diamond mining in its rivers.

Guyana Suspends Gold and Diamond Mining Permits

Remediating the Hudson River

Remediating the Hudson River

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

Remediation of the Hudson River. The Hudson has had to endure almost 200 years of human garbage, chemical and sewage pollution.

Remediating the Hudson River

Mountain pine beetle blight creates air pollution in forests

Mountain pine beetle blight creates air pollution in forests

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

Mountain pine beetles not only kill trees, they increase VOC levels in forested areas, a new study shows.

Mountain pine beetle blight creates air pollution in forests

Light Pollution: Animals affected by HPS lighting interference

Light Pollution: Animals affected by HPS lighting interference

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Study looks at the impact of artificial light on the environment. Light pollution can be just as severe as any, given its immense significance to living organisms, their physiology, behaviour, reproduction and predator - prey interactions.

Light Pollution: Animals affected by HPS lighting interference

Pesticides Killing Bees

Pesticides Killing Bees

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

Without bees two-thirds of our natural crops would not be propagated but how often have we thought about the consequences of pesticide and toxic chemical use on the insect world?

Pesticides Killing Bees

Air pollution linked to heart health, Beijing olympic study finds

Air pollution linked to heart health, Beijing olympic study finds

Posted Wed, 16 May 2012 13:52:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Even a short fall in air pollution can improve heart health, a study undertaken during the Beijing Olympics has discovered.

Air pollution linked to heart health, Beijing olympic study finds

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic particle content up 100-fold

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic particle content up 100-fold

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

Plastic particle content has increased 100-fold in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch since the 1970s. Plastic content in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre off the California coast is causing changes to sea creatures like sea skaters, who are laying their eggs on discarded plastic rubbish.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic particle content up 100-fold

EV Project: Electric Vehicles save a million gallons of petrol

EV Project: Electric Vehicles save a million gallons of petrol

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:22:20 GMT by Linden Volsun

Data gathered from 24 million miles of Electric Vehicle journeys shows they have saved a million gallons of petrol and 8,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

EV Project: Electric Vehicles save a million gallons of petrol

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Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate

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

Ecological challenges in Central Asia

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

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

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

New ozone threat:small but deadly

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

Canada moves on Utah's tar sands

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

To bee or not to bee (again)

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

The worst of climate change conferences?

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

Pet coke expands, and pollutes everywhere

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

Air quality study with benefits

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

Less carbon reduction and more pollution = global warming

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

US children put at risk by school's polluting neighbors

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 13:12:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Gulf coral damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:48:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gold fever is driving Amazon loss and mercury pollution in Peru

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

Air pollution linked to heart health, Beijing olympic study finds

Posted Wed, 16 May 2012 13:52:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Local communities empowered to take on ocean's acidic hotspots

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Australia's carbon emissions rising

Posted Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:49:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Beer bottles could help clean up lead pollution - Updated

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

Deepwater damage limited by bacteria and 'geography of the Gulf'

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:36:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A new danger for city cyclists?

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:50:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Could California ban styrofoam cups?

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:12:00 GMT by Laura Brown