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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

Record global fossil fuel emissions in 2010

Record global fossil fuel emissions in 2010

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:11:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Fossil fuel emissions rose 5.9% last year and an average of 3.1% every year in the last decade, far above the 2% target annual set to avoid severe consequences caused by global warming.

Record global fossil fuel emissions in 2010

Urgent action requested by RUG over ocean acidification

Urgent action requested by RUG over ocean acidification

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:00:00 GMT by James Mathews

World experts from the International Ocean Acidification Reference User Group (RUG) have called for an urgent decision to address the growing problem of ocean acidification. The announcement, along with the IUCN has been made at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Urgent action requested by RUG over ocean acidification

South Africa's Contradictory New Development with mega-carbon footprints

South Africa's Contradictory New Development with mega-carbon footprints

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:14:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

South Africa has gone to great lengths to market it's green-fronting as host to the COP 17, while in not so far away provinces the reality of polluting Business as Usual proceeds.

South Africa's Contradictory New Development with mega-carbon footprints

Bleak news from WMO on greenhouse gas levels

Bleak news from WMO on greenhouse gas levels

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

The WMO have released a report showing the increase in radiative forcing over the last 20 years. The article covers the World Meteorological Organization report relating to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Bleak news from WMO on greenhouse gas levels

Acid Rainfall on the Decrease

Acid Rainfall on the Decrease

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:35:00 GMT by James Mathews

A long-term study on acidic rainfall has been carried out by researchers at the University of Illinois. It shows that emissions regulations do indeed appear to have a real impact on the environment.

Acid Rainfall on the Decrease

Air pollution increases floods and droughts, study shows

Air pollution increases floods and droughts, study shows

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Aerosols in the atmosphere can create severe storms, rain and snow in some areas and increase drought in others, according to leading scientists.

Air pollution increases floods and droughts, study shows

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

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

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

While air pollution is endangering tens of thousands in UK cities, the Government is seeking to reduce standards, so it can avoid European Union fines, it is claimed.

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

High toxins at school near e-waste recycling site

High toxins at school near e-waste recycling site

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:06:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Dangerous pollutants found at African school, market and church, near a salvage site, recycling electronic waste from Europe and North America.

High toxins at school near e-waste recycling site

Nuclear waste from Cold War-era is here to stay

Nuclear waste from Cold War-era is here to stay

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

Cold War-era nuclear waste last forever. Now the U.S. Dept. of Energy is struggling to deal with the fallout. The bulk of the deadly waste was generated during the Cold War era arms race, as the superpowers developed and stockpiled ever-deadlier nuclear weapons and technologies.

Nuclear waste from Cold War-era is here to stay

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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

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

A new danger for city cyclists?

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

Gold fever is driving Amazon loss and mercury pollution in Peru

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

Scientists measure Deepwater spill atmospheric pollution

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:47:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Pesticides Killing Bees

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

Remediating the Hudson River

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

Dire Pollution in Central Asia

Posted Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:49:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Marine life under threat because of our dependence on plastic

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:44:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Britain's most improved rivers revealed

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:18:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Groundwater contaminated by toxins, say environmentalists

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

Air pollution linked to premature births

Posted Sat, 08 Oct 2011 14:06:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer