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Public Workshops Scheduled by EPA on Housatonic 'Rest of River' Cleanup

Public Workshops Scheduled by EPA on Housatonic 'Rest of River' Cleanup

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 05:56:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

New public workshops have been announced by the EPA that will address the cleanup efforts made necessary from years of pollution in Massachusetts' Housatonic River. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will sponsor a series of public workshops for local citizens who want to be involved in the ongoing analysis surrounding the Housatonic River's clean up efforts

Public Workshops Scheduled by EPA on Housatonic 'Rest of River' Cleanup

EPA Warns of Illegal, Harmful Pesticide Sales Online

EPA Warns of Illegal, Harmful Pesticide Sales Online

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 02:00:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Ant control substance Fast Ant Bait, sold online at fastpestcontrol.com was found by the EPA to contain the harmful pesticide mirex, which was banned in the late 1970s. More than 2,800 online shoppers across the US have been warned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about potentially serious risks that are linked to a banned substance found in an ant killing product that has been sold online at fastpestcontrol.com.

EPA Warns of Illegal, Harmful Pesticide Sales Online

Stricken ship threatens environmental disaster, putting endangered wildlife at risk

Stricken ship threatens environmental disaster, putting endangered wildlife at risk

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:17:00 GMT by Helen Roddis

The wreckage of a cargo vessel that has grounded off a South Atlantic Island is causing an impending environmental disaster, threatening one of the world's most endangered penguins. 1500 tonnes of heavy crude oil has spilled into the sea.

Stricken ship threatens environmental disaster, putting endangered wildlife at risk

Can green gloop make nuclear waste safe?

Can green gloop make nuclear waste safe?

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:59:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Nuclear power not only poses risks from catastrophic failure, its waste products pose health risks for millions of years. But a special type of green rust may help in keeping that hazard locked up longer, if a scientist from the University of Copenhagen is right. That could help future generations avoid the dangers of long-lived neptunium dumps.

Can green gloop make nuclear waste safe?

Dame Helen Mirren against 'super sewer' plans

Dame Helen Mirren against 'super sewer' plans

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:27:00 GMT by Louise Saunders

Dame Helen Mirren has joined a campaign against a ''super sewer' being built over her local park in London. The Oscar winning actress has backed the fight to save King Edward Vll Memorial Park in Wapping, East London, close to her £2 million home.

Dame Helen Mirren against 'super sewer' plans

Marine creatures trapped by toxic plumes with effects on genetic diversity

Marine creatures trapped by toxic plumes with effects on genetic diversity

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

Marine pollution does demonstrable harm to sea creatures and new research suggests it also acts as a barrier to movement and makes major changes in the genes of affected populations. The dirtiest outpourings of US land livers are sewage from municipal treatment plants and urban runoff from highly modified river basins.

Marine creatures trapped by toxic plumes with effects on genetic diversity

New centers will examine pollutant mix

New centers will examine pollutant mix

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 17:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

We all know chemicals in the air can harm us but new research centers in American universities are getting government cash to examine how pollutants interact. Scientists in American universities will receive money from the US Environmental Agency to investigate how pollution in the air affects us by examining how pollutants act together when mixed. Each of four new centers will receive $8million dollars over the next five years to examine how possibly harmful chemicals interact with each other.

New centers will examine pollutant mix

Tibetan Plateau soot damage driving stronger monsoons

Tibetan Plateau soot damage driving stronger monsoons

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

Researchers have found that the effect of soot - rising from the newly industrialised economies of Asia - could have an even more damaging effect on the climate than CO2 in the Himalayas. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Universityof Michiganand NOAA looked at the effect of soot on the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayasand found that soot is a worse offender in climate change than CO2.

Tibetan Plateau soot damage driving stronger monsoons

Plastic Contamination in the Atlantic Ocean

Plastic Contamination in the Atlantic Ocean

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 08:29:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Discusses the problem of plastic 'islands' in the ocean and what we can do to correct it. It is a tragic fact the Atlantic has large amounts of plastic contamination which is cluttering up the ocean and causing problems with sea life and marine birds. The plastic containers come in all shapes and sizes take practically forever to biodegrade due to their chemical makeup

Plastic Contamination in the Atlantic Ocean

Beijing air pollution levels off the scale

Beijing air pollution levels off the scale

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:12:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

As China heads towards revealing a major plan to reduce air pollution, residents of Beijing are suffering from some of the worst air conditions to date. Beijing air quality levels were recorded by the U.S. Embassy staff based in the city as exceeding the standard levels. The maximum level of the air quality charts is 500 API (Air Pollution Index), but in Beijing the recordings soared to a massive 595 API.

Beijing air pollution levels off the scale

Chernobyl 25 years on

Chernobyl 25 years on

Posted Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:07:07 GMT by Michael Evans

Plants near the devastated Chernobyl nuclear reactor thrive in radioactive soil. On 26 April 1986, at 1.23 am local time, reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 62 miles from Kiev in the Ukraine, suffered a massive explosion to its core. The results were catastrophic. Within a few months 28 of the 134 severely exposed emergency workers were to die from acute radiation syndrome and 19 more later died from different causes.

Chernobyl 25 years on

Scott's Antarctic work lives on in new carbon survey

Scott's Antarctic work lives on in new carbon survey

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

Tiny Antarctic organisms are growing more quickly because of an increase in carbon say scientists who used the polar legend's century's old collections. Scientists have been examining tiny creatures called bryozoans. These sea-bed dwellers feed on microscopically small marine plants called phytoplankton, which need carbon dioxide to survive.

Scott's Antarctic work lives on in new carbon survey

Now you can check your nitrogen footprint too

Now you can check your nitrogen footprint too

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

Excess nitrogen is responsible for marine dead-zones, global warming and smog, and now two scientists want us all to measure our nitrogen footprints. Scientists at the University of Virginia have produced a 'nitrogen footprint' calculator to raise awareness of an environmental problem little known outside specialist circles.

Now you can check your nitrogen footprint too

An innovative way of re-using contaminated harbour sediment

An innovative way of re-using contaminated harbour sediment

Posted Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:12:00 GMT by Michael Evans

A new nethod of making building material using contaminated harbour sediment. Hazardous chemicals and heavy metals that were once commonly used in heavy industry are now rightly subject to strict controls, but their legacy lives on in the environment where polluted soil is a constant problem when a former industrial site is being redeveloped for other uses.

An innovative way of re-using contaminated harbour sediment

UK project gets the fat out of VAT

UK project gets the fat out of VAT

Posted Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:25:00 GMT by Rachel England

Volunteer group encourages turning waste oil into vehicle fuel. An novel new project in Birmingham sees residents hitting back at the recent VAT rise by turning waste fat into vehicle fuel. The 'Grease Lightening' scheme is working with a disadvantaged Birmingham community to encourage them to recycle their fat, oil and grease.

UK project gets the fat out of VAT

Hudson River fish evolve toxic immunity

Hudson River fish evolve toxic immunity

Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:34:03 GMT by Lucy Brake

Scientists have discovered fish feeding at the bottom of Hudson River have developed a gene that means they have a special immunity to PCB toxins. Polychlorinated biphenyls, otherwise known as PCBs started to be used in many commercial and industrial products in the late 1920s and up until the late 1970s, when they were finally banned, they polluted major rivers and waterways around the world.

Hudson River fish evolve toxic immunity

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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

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

Pesticides Killing Bees

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

Air quality study with benefits

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

Beijing air pollution levels off the scale

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:12:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Pollution of the Chinese air (and people)

Posted Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:18:40 GMT by Paul Robinson

Scientists measure Deepwater spill atmospheric pollution

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

Deepwater damage limited by bacteria and 'geography of the Gulf'

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:36:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Dire Pollution in Central Asia

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

Remediating the Hudson River

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

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

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

Scott's Antarctic work lives on in new carbon survey

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