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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

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

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Zero Waste Week starts

Posted Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:58:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

UK supermarkets must take lead in tackling plastic pollution

Posted Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:45:00 GMT by Sian Sutherland

Nations that are cleaning up ---- part 1!

Posted Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:59:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

California butterflies and neonicotinoids!

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:40:31 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A whale of a problem with shipping, noise, and conserving life.

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:10:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Ecological challenges in Central Asia

Posted Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:24:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Air pollution increases floods and droughts, study shows

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

Quagga mussels invade your waterways!

Posted Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Charging electric cars at night eases ozone haze

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

Gulf coral damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:48:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Companies misleading over greenhouse super gases says report

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:12:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Droughts may turn Amazon Rainforest into major polluter, scientists warn

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

Now you can check your nitrogen footprint too

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Nightingale Island penguins still at threat

Posted Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:40:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Carbon dioxide's rise and rise

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