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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

Improvements bring carbon capture method nearer

Improvements bring carbon capture method nearer

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:45:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A technique that mirrors carbon dioxide capture in natural gas has been improved and could be used on coal-fired plants.

Improvements bring carbon capture method nearer

One year on and a bleak future for the people of Fukushima

One year on and a bleak future for the people of Fukushima

Posted Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:01:55 GMT by Michael Evans

The slow process of decontaminating the area around the damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima and the uncertainty of many of the local population ever being able to return to their homes.

One year on and a bleak future for the people of Fukushima

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

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

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

Gulf geography helped bacteria to breakdown harmful compounds leaking from the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and quantity estimates have been confirmed.

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

Mercury caused mass extinctions, say scientists

Mercury caused mass extinctions, say scientists

Posted Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:56:39 GMT by Adrian Bishop

For the first time, scientists say that huge levels of mercury from volcanic eruptions may have caused most of life on earth to be wiped out 250 million years ago.

Mercury caused mass extinctions, say scientists

Nitrate contamination of UK water 'may get worse' fear

Nitrate contamination of UK water 'may get worse' fear

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:03:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Reductions in the use of nitrates in agriculture can take decades to take effect in rivers and groundwater, a UK study suggests.

Nitrate contamination of UK water 'may get worse' fear

Pollution from the Stratosphere

Pollution from the Stratosphere

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

Now oxidised mercury seems to be raining down on us, especially in certain parts of America and near the tropics. Recently, the Dead Sea was found to have one of the highest oxidised mercury levels outside the polar regions.

Pollution from the Stratosphere

Groundwater contaminated by toxins, say environmentalists

Groundwater contaminated by toxins, say environmentalists

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:50:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Groundwater and soil at 19 sites near coal ash ponds and landfills contain unsafe levels of arsenic and other toxic pollutants, the Environmental Integrity Project claims

Groundwater contaminated by toxins, say environmentalists

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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

City clean up with nanotechnology

Posted Mon, 19 May 2014 08:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

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

Companies misleading over greenhouse super gases says report

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

Public Workshops Scheduled by EPA on Housatonic 'Rest of River' Cleanup

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 05:56:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Neonicotinoid nightmares

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

Link from Florida's toilets to coral-killing white pox disease proved

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Charging electric cars at night eases ozone haze

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

Government must cut air pollution, not safety standards, say MPs

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Fukushima radioactive load nailed-down by sulfur study

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

CO2 emissions rising sharply despite cutbacks among industrialised nations

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:35:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Plastic Contamination in the Atlantic Ocean

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 08:29:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

US children put at risk by school's polluting neighbors

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