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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

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

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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

Nitrogen, from Benefactor to Pollutant

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:39:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Droughts may turn Amazon Rainforest into major polluter, scientists warn

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:55:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Could California ban styrofoam cups?

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

Gold fever is driving Amazon loss and mercury pollution in Peru

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

Unsafe disposal of water waste in Pennsylvania

Posted Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:45:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Tibetan Plateau soot damage driving stronger monsoons

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate

Posted Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:45:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Carbon dioxide's rise and rise

Posted Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:22:21 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mercury caused mass extinctions, say scientists

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

Mountain pine beetle blight creates air pollution in forests

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