pollution

people holding placards take part in a demonstration against climate change

Pollutionwatch: time to dispel the myth of the inconvenient youth

In 2015, a poster competition for Utah schools was launched to encourage teens to consider the air pollution implications of their driving privilege and to learn strategies to preserve air quality. Although the competition was directed at the teenagers, it soon became clear that they were talking to their parents and encouraging them to change behaviour too.

emissions for the year to september 2018 were up 0.9% on the previous year, primarily due to a 19.7% increase in lng exports

Australia’s annual emissions continue to rise, driven by LNG production

Emissions for the year to September 2018 went up 0.9% on the previous year, according to the latest inventory, primarily due to a 19.7% increase in LNG exports, but there were also increases in stationary energy, transport, fugitives, industrial processes and waste sectors.

a girl stands near green snow in pervouralsk, russia

What Russia’s green snow reveals about the rise of pollution

A spate of incidents in Russia has grabbed internet attention. Residents of Siberian towns watched with dismay as the snow around them turned green and black, with toxic emissions forcing some to wear masks. These seem to be connected to local factories, with a chrome plant in particular behind the green snow, and, as protests gather pace, the Putin government has come under pressure.

dove lake, in tasmania’s popular cradle mountain tourist spot

Tasmania’s lakes among most contaminated in the world

Historic mining has polluted lakes with lead, copper and arsenic, including in World Heritage Area — Metal contamination levels in some of Tasmania’s lakes are among the highest in the world, a new study has found, while those within the state’s Wilderness World Heritage Area have also been badly polluted by mining. The Australian National …

Tasmania’s lakes among most contaminated in the world Read More »

the report estimated 352,474 metric tonnes of electronic waste is being illegally shipped from the eu to developing countries each year

UK worst offender in Europe for electronic waste exports – report

Electronic waste hazardous due to toxic parts was tracked to developing countries — The UK is the worst offender in Europe for illegally exporting toxic electronic waste to developing countries, according to a two-year investigation that tracked shipments from 10 European countries. The investigation by the environmental watchdog the Basel Action Network (BAN) put GPS …

UK worst offender in Europe for electronic waste exports – report Read More »

brexit demonstrators outside westminster in december 2018

No deal Brexit to leave UK without green watchdog for two years – report

Changes to UK environment oversight and the Irish power market will not be set by 29 March, the Institute for Government said, and a crash out will leave no time to do so — A no deal departure from the EU in March would leave Britain without oversight of key energy and environment problems until …

No deal Brexit to leave UK without green watchdog for two years – report Read More »

fossil fuels

New US Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

The great American fracking boom threatens to undermine efforts to avoid climate catastrophe in this century — Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth …

New US Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050 Read More »

Scroll to Top