Category Archives: Pollution

Ship Breaking in Bangladesh

Source: http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/WORKS/Ships/Shipbreaking/Shipbreaking_11.jpg The Observer on 6/5/12 highlighted the dangers in the recycling yards in Chittagong. It is estimated that over the last ten years hundreds of men working in the 125 breaking yards have died or been maimed or poisoned. … Continue reading

Posted in Pollution, Recycling

Paradox of green.

Article: New York Times Rare earth elements such as dysprosium are increasingly relied upon in the production of so-called ‘green’ components and products.  Much of the supply of these rare earth elements comes from China. The image above of dysprosium … Continue reading

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Tell Shell

Delusional Shell oil company prides itself on its progressive Green initiatives and like other big energy companies, Shell likes to put on an ethical mask and pretend to do good in the world.  But the world isn’t stupid and the … Continue reading

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US protest against coal / US wind power overtook coal in 2008.

image: the Capitol Power Plant to the right (behind road signs), not far from Capitol Hill US Protest. A national coalition of more than 40 environmental, public health, labor, social justice and other advocacy groups today announce plans to engage in … Continue reading

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EU emissions law forces Vespa to go automatic.

  Article Strict European emission legislation means Vespa will now only produce machines that have a fully automatic gear box. Scooter fans are not a happy bunch right now! UK general manager Tony Campbell said: “In an effort to clean … Continue reading

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Fancy Dubai steeped in sewage

image: Dubai International City Hit with SEWAGE Floods Article Tourists who use Dubai’s beaches run the risk of contracting serious illnesses – including typhoid and hepatitis – as the Middle Eastern resort struggles to combat a tidal wave of illegally … Continue reading

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China suggests ‘west’ keeps up technology transfers to tackle climate change.

Article The slowdown in the global economy caused by the financial crisis should not be allowed to hamper efforts to deal with global warming, said Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, and more technology should be transferred to poorer countries. “It … Continue reading

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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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The Oregon energy debate: a case study.

Oregon is a part of a region in the U.S. that has long been ahead of the national curve on alternative energy. With this has come intense debate about the way forward for supplying the energy needs of its citizens. … Continue reading

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Clean Development Mechanism failure.

image: govt says ‘up yours’ to the public over environment policy direction It is estimated that between 20% and 60% of CDM projects do not save additional CO2 this BBC article reports. This comes as the UK government is looking … Continue reading

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