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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

Pollution Postcard from the Great Lakes, some Mercury Rising

Pollution Postcard from the Great Lakes, some Mercury Rising

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:22:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Organic salts in the form of methyl mercury, threaten the great clean up of the Great Lakes. 170 researchers compiling a third of a million measurements have documented in a major BRI (Biodiversity Research Institute) report exactly how mercury pollution affects the region around the Great Lakes.

Pollution Postcard from the Great Lakes, some Mercury Rising

Air pollution linked to premature births

Air pollution linked to premature births

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

Air pollution exposure has been linked to a 30-percent increase in the risk of premature low-weight births among women living in Los Angeles, California. Air quality information was derived from three separate sources, and included data regarding concentrations of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and fine particulate matter.

Air pollution linked to premature births

Beer bottles could help clean up lead pollution - Updated

Beer bottles could help clean up lead pollution - Updated

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Laura Goodall

The beer bottles we throw into our recycling bins could ultimately help clean up water polluted with lead, thanks to a new development by scientists at the University of Greenwich, London. Nichola Coleman, a materials chemist at Greenwich, has come up with a way of reusing cullet, fragments of glass jars and bottles, to create a naturally-found rock mineral called tobermorite.

Beer bottles could help clean up lead pollution - Updated

A new danger for city cyclists?

A new danger for city cyclists?

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

It may seem like common-sense to think that an individual living in the city is more likely to suffer from the effects of air pollution than someone in the country. However, you may want or need to consider a face mask if cycling in the city as a study has found increased black carbon intake for city cyclists.

A new danger for city cyclists?

CO2 emissions rising sharply despite cutbacks among industrialised nations

CO2 emissions rising sharply despite cutbacks among industrialised nations

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

Greenhouse gases continue to climb despite Kyoto Protocol. Scientific evidence demonstrates that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fossil fuels, the primary driver of climate change, have continued to rise dramatically, according to a comprehensive report.

CO2 emissions rising sharply despite cutbacks among industrialised nations

Scientists measure Deepwater spill atmospheric pollution

Scientists measure Deepwater spill atmospheric pollution

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

In order to keep oil away from the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico large amounts of the oil spilled by the Deepwater Horizon well in 2010 were burned, now scientists have measured the impact that decision had on air quality.

Scientists measure Deepwater spill atmospheric pollution

Microbes can cleanup uranium

Microbes can cleanup uranium

Posted Mon, 05 Sep 2011 19:01:01 GMT by Louise Murray

A naturally occurring soil bacteria can render toxic uranium in contaminated areas safe. Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU), have discovered how Geobacter, an ancient form of bacteria can use hair-like structures called microbial nanowires on the exterior of the cell's wall to precipitate out uranium.

Microbes can cleanup uranium

Britain's most improved rivers revealed

Britain's most improved rivers revealed

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

The Environment Agency has named the top 10 most improved rivers in the country - changed from industrial dead zones to thriving wildlife habitats. Britain's rivers are the healthiest for over 20 years and otters, salmon and other wildlife are returning for the first time since the industrial revolution.

Britain's most improved rivers revealed

Could California ban styrofoam cups?

Could California ban styrofoam cups?

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:12:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Senator proposes bill to ban styrofoam containers, but opponents say it risks job losses. California, are considering a bill prohibiting restaurants, retail stores and other food outlets from serving or handing out food in expanded polysterene containers.

Could California ban styrofoam cups?

Call to tackle nitrogen's multi-pronged threats

Call to tackle nitrogen's multi-pronged threats

Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2011 23:31:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A presentation today, on nitrogen's pivotal role in a host of environmental issues, is trying to flag up the need to tackle man's nitrogen emissions. Papers being presented at the ACS annual meeting, held in Denver this week, outline both the scope of the problem - and the fact that solutions are far from being out of reach, if the will is there.

Call to tackle nitrogen's multi-pronged threats

Clean-up for Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand's most polluted Lake

Clean-up for Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand's most polluted Lake

Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:26:00 GMT by Laura Brown

$11.6 million to clean-up Lake Ellesmere, the most polluted lake in New Zealand, but how effective will it be? Lake Ellesmere, in the Canterbury region of the South island and the fifth largest in the country was noted for the levels of pollution, damaging indigenous wildlife and its ecology, in a report last year.

Clean-up for Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand's most polluted Lake

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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

Canada moves on Utah's tar sands

Posted Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

To bee or not to bee (again)

Posted Sun, 01 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The worst of climate change conferences?

Posted Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Pet coke expands, and pollutes everywhere

Posted Tue, 22 Oct 2013 06:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Air quality study with benefits

Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Less carbon reduction and more pollution = global warming

Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:54:40 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How the developed world is hiding its growing emissions

Posted Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:17:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Marine creatures trapped by toxic plumes with effects on genetic diversity

Posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 07:20:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Mass poultry production causes water pollution

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:34:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Marine life under threat because of our dependence on plastic

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

Groundwater contaminated by toxins, say environmentalists

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

Scott's Antarctic work lives on in new carbon survey

Posted Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:17:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Computer modelling aids carbon capture

Posted Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:11:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Nuclear waste from Cold War-era is here to stay

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

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

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

Marine Turtle Ingestion of Plastic Investigated

Posted Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong