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'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

Dundee cyanide water pollution

Dundee cyanide water pollution

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:35:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Cyanide leaks into river system in South Africa. The cyanide leaked into a tributary of the Ngagane River near the town of Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal.

Dundee cyanide water pollution

Gulf coral damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Gulf coral damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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

Gulf of Mexico coral has been affected by the Deepwater Hoizon oil spill. Macondo well oil has damaged deep-water corals up to 11km away from the blowout site.

Gulf coral damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Caribbean bottlenose dolphins severely ill after spill

Caribbean bottlenose dolphins severely ill after spill

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

Bottlenose dolphins ill from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. NOAA marine biologists examined 32 dolphins and found they were underweight, anaemic, had low blood sugar and have some symptoms of lung disease and liver disease.

Caribbean bottlenose dolphins severely ill after spill

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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

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

Pollution of the Chinese air (and people)

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

Soil takes years to recover from pollution spills

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

NASA launches planes to tackle air pollution

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

Time to tax plastic carrier bags?

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:57:00 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

Call it the Acidic Ocean now

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

Minorities and the poorest not hit by emissions trade schemes says study

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

New ozone threat:small but deadly

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

Pesticides Killing Bees

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

Unsafe disposal of water waste in Pennsylvania

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