Category Archives: Health

Thames Tideway tunnel … the super sewer for London.

Article London’s current sewer network, which was built by Joseph Bazalgette in the second half of the 19th century, was hailed as a major engineering achievement in its day and collects sewage and rainwater runoff together. Sewer network overload  Today, … Continue reading

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Birds stressed out by our urban environment.

The Observer reports this weekend on various studies that show urban songbirds are increasingly streesed from competing in their communications with the noises humans are producing. Noise from traffic, both road and air and from industrial estates are causing songbirds … Continue reading

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Mozzarella scare blamed on Italian waste crisis

  image: Salvatore Laporta/Associated Press Italy’s waste crisis is being blamed for the contamination scare surrounding their much loved mozzarella. Italy sought to allay fears on Wednesday over high dioxin levels found in the milk used to make the country’s … Continue reading

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2008 Environmental Performance Index: know your nation’s eco-performance

  The UK has come fourteenth in an international league table ranking national environmental performance. It received a score of 86.3 out of 100 and was ranked according to sanitation, greenhouse gas emissions, agricultural policies, air pollution and 20 other … Continue reading

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The Dead Zone – plastic fcuktastic.

Plastic. We all know it well. We all use it. Our oceans know it well too. The dead zones within oceans are becoming plastic junk yards where 100’s of miles of plastic crap can be found. Not fresh oceans producing … Continue reading

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The American Chemistry Council.

Image: Enviroblog; from article: Industry challenges ban on phthalates in kid’s toys. In their words; ACC believes that information and dialogue have the power to create change: in our industry, in our communities, and in our world. Our member companies … Continue reading

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UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook – latest report.

The United Nations Environment Programme says that major threats to the planet such as climate change, the rate of extinction of species, and the challenge of feeding a growing population are among the many that remain unresolved, and all of … Continue reading

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Humidity on the rise: implications for future human health and comfort

A study, reported in the journal Nature, confirms the global increase in humidity found in previous studies. “This confirmation that humidity and temperature are increasing as expected has important implications for future human health and comfort,” observed the Hadley Centre’s … Continue reading

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Can We Save Planet Earth? – watch on Google video.

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing the world, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said. You can now watch his programme on just how we might change our behaviour as societies and individuals for the better of the planet and … Continue reading

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