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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

'Other CO2 problem' research shows that fish won't be OK

'Other CO2 problem' research shows that fish won't be OK

Posted Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

As well as raising global temperatures, rising CO2 levels are making our oceans more acidic. Until now it was thought that fish would not be damaged but new research shows their eggs and larvae could be devastated by acidification.

'Other CO2 problem' research shows that fish won't be OK

Milk and wine is good news for dairy lovers and the planet

Milk and wine is good news for dairy lovers and the planet

Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:26:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Feeding cattle on a byproduct of the wine industry has produced startling reductions in methane emissions from cows as well as health benefits for milk drinkers.

Milk and wine is good news for dairy lovers and the planet

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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