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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

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

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Smogmobile could rule city roads.

Posted Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rivers of despair, polluted from Basel to Shanghai and Melbourne

Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Corals need more spawning, not more light.

Posted Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:33:36 GMT by Paul Robinson

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

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

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

Bleak news from WMO on greenhouse gas levels

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:12:47 GMT by Dave Collier

Light Pollution: Animals affected by HPS lighting interference

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

More powerful software to estimate CO2 emissions

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

Chernobyl 25 years on

Posted Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:07:07 GMT by Michael Evans

Mountain pine beetle blight creates air pollution in forests

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

Charging electric cars at night eases ozone haze

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

Can green gloop make nuclear waste safe?

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:59:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Soil takes years to recover from pollution spills

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

Nuclear waste from Cold War-era is here to stay

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:03:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer