Category Archives: Pollution

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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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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The Theft of Biodiversity

Picture: Independent Graphics Species are dying out at a rate not seen since the demise of the dinosaurs, according to a report published today – and human behaviour is to blame. The Independent Yes, the human footprint is to blame according … Continue reading

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Company’s Texas nuclear waste plan

Article: The Texas Observer, by Forrest Wilder In December Forrest Wilder of The Texas Observer wrote a piece on how a privatized radioactive waste fantasy in West Texas is fast becoming a reality. The article relayed the concerns of experts at … 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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