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Waste and Emissions News

Giant rubbish islands threaten China's dams and bridges

Rivers choked with islands of debris after recent floods, threatening to block floodgates of dams and top ...

Wednesday, August 4,2010

BP gets wake-up call and 32 billion dollar in spill charges

BP Plc's newly named chief executive on Tuesday called the Gulf oil spill a "wake-up call" for the entire ...

Wednesday, July 28,2010

'Too early' to determine Gulf spill fallout

The UK oil and gas industry has said it does not expect a backlash against deep water drilling in the wak ...

Wednesday, July 7,2010

Global carbon emissions steady for first time since 1992

Global carbon emissions steady for first time since 1992Drop in rich countries' emissions caused by reces ...

Friday, July 2,2010

UK firm Octel bribed Iraqis to keep buying toxic fuel additive

UK firm Octel bribed Iraqis to keep buying toxic fuel additiveExclusive: Officials in Iraq were bribed to ...

Thursday, July 1,2010

BP oil spill: The sums just don't add up for Kevin Costner's clean machine

We could be waiting millions of years before the Hollywood star's 'clean machines' wash BP's oil from the ...

Thursday, June 17,2010

President likens the impact of oil spill to that of 9/11

President Barack Obama has compared the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to the 9/11 terror attacks because of th ...

Tuesday, June 15,2010

Fishing gear bigger threat to birds than oil

More seabirds have been killed by fishing gear in the past 10 years in European Union waters than by oil ...

Tuesday, June 8,2010

Gulf oil spill: US begins criminal investigations

The US government has begun criminal and civil investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Attorney ...

Wednesday, June 2,2010

BP clashes with scientists over deep sea oil pollution

Obama team 'incensed at being kept in the dark' as company denies existence of underwater oil clouds. BP ...

Tuesday, June 1,2010

Nine-bin recycling system introduced

Families are being forced to separate their rubbish into nine different bins in order to meet tough recyc ...

Tuesday, June 1,2010

Scientists forecast decades of ash clouds

Many more of Iceland’s volcanoes seem to be stirring - THE Icelandic eruption that has caused misery fo ...

Tuesday, June 1,2010

Oil, risk and technology: Choices we need to make

The oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico should be a wake-up call to governments and energy companies, argues W ...

Friday, May 28,2010

Gulf oil spill: BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan

BP says its operation to pump mud into a breached Gulf of Mexico oil well to try to stem the flow of oil ...

Thursday, May 27,2010

US may bar BP from federal contracts as oil closes beaches

The Obama administration is studying options to bar BP from receiving federal contracts - a move that cou ...

Monday, May 24,2010

Obama takes tougher line on oil spill

Obama administration directed more fire against BP, ordering it to provide daily updates on its efforts t ...

Friday, May 21,2010

BP's Update on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response

BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of ...

Wednesday, May 19,2010

BP oil spill siphon catches 1,000 barrels a day

BP shares rose more than 2.5pc on Monday after the oil company said it was capturing about a fifth of the ...

Monday, May 17,2010

BP readies dome to stem Gulf of Mexico oil spill

A steel dome designed to cap the damaged oil well polluting the Gulf of Mexico will hopefully be operatio ...

Thursday, May 13,2010

Englands Best Beaches

England's cleanest beaches and the best places for swimming in the sea are revealed, with 150 locations a ...

Thursday, May 13,2010

Gulf oil spill: plugging the leak

BP engineers may try to bung up the Deepwater Horizon leak by pumping debris such as bits of tyres and go ...

Tuesday, May 11,2010

100-tonne box to prevent oil spill

Deepwater team attempts to put 100-tonne box over blown-out oil well - 'Cofferdam' has never been used in ...

Friday, May 7,2010

Oil spill: US communities watch, uncertain

Along the southern shore of Dauphin Island, troops from the Alabama National Guard splash in the warm sha ...

Thursday, May 6,2010

BP fights oil spill with welding torches, cash

BP Plc sought to stem the damage from a giant oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico with technology, welding to ...

Wednesday, May 5,2010

Oil spill reaches US coastline

Louisiana declares a state of emergency amid reports that oil from gulf rig Deepwater Horizon has hit mou ...

Friday, April 30,2010

Volcano had little impact on air quality

The recent eruptions of the Icelandic volcano has little impact on air quality across the rest of Europe. ...

Thursday, April 29,2010

Q&A: Deepwater oil disaster

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig oil spill is becoming one of the worst spills ever seen in the Gulf of ...

Thursday, April 29,2010

Gulf of Mexico oilspill spreads

An oil spill from a leaking underwater well grew to cover 1,900 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico on Mon ...

Tuesday, April 27,2010

The great 'real' nappy debate

Ethical Consumer's Dan Welch asks whether parents should ditch the eco-angst this Real Nappy Week Ethical ...

Monday, April 26,2010

Blackpool - fall foul of packaging waste rules

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has become the latest in a string of big names to fall foul of packaging waste r ...

Friday, April 16,2010

Iceland volcano: UK flights grounded for second day

Flights across the UK are to remain grounded for a second day as volcanic ash from Iceland drifts across ...

Friday, April 16,2010

Volcanic ash disrupts northern Europe air traffic

Air traffic in much of northern Europe was halted Thursday by ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland, av ...

Thursday, April 15,2010

Tackling litter has just got a lot messier for you

Spring is a month late this year, by which I mean a month later than any year in the past decade. Spring ...

Tuesday, April 6,2010

Beach litter survey reveals plastics toll

Piles of plastic rubbish, ranging from thousands of drinks bottles and carrier bags to a joke severed fin ...

Monday, March 29,2010

Why don't we use urinals in the home?

The use of urinals has never taken off in the home – would you ever consider installing one? Urinals se ...

Monday, March 29,2010

Beijing to sweeten stench of rubbish crisis with giant deodorant guns

High-pressure fragrance sprays will be installed at Asuwei dump, one of several hundred overflowing landf ...

Friday, March 26,2010

The air in there

Air pollution levels in homes are often two to five times higher than outdoors, but you can improve the h ...

Wednesday, March 24,2010

Something in the air in Mexico City - less pollution

Long famous as one of the world's most polluted megalopolises, gritty Mexico City is beginning to see the ...

Tuesday, March 23,2010

Indian environmentalists to take lead from UK Counterparts

A prominent Indian environmentalist will meet leaders of the UK Green party today in his attempt to set u ...

Friday, March 19,2010

Hazourdous Algae Caused by Farming Pesticides

Its rugged northern coastline is a favourite summer destination for Britons. But holidaymakers have been ...

Friday, March 19,2010

Sting in the tail of the big chill: miles of potholes and piles of rubbish

Potholes in their thousands are emerging as the cold spell continues, with road user groups calling yeste ...

Tuesday, March 2,2010

China to Move Residents Near Smelter

China plans to move 15,000 residents in its biggest lead smelting area away from the plants in order to a ...

Monday, October 19,2009

Gas Leaks - Low cost Fix, High Impact Saving

To the naked eye, there was nothing to be seen at a natural gas well in eastern Texas but beige pipes and ...

Thursday, October 15,2009

It's not all about the C02

As the UN climate summit in Copenhagen approaches, we must remember that 50% of climate change is caused ...

Thursday, September 17,2009

Environment Agency concerns over increase in Algae

The green seaweed saps oxygen from water - meaning other marine life cannot survive - and spreads, taking ...

Tuesday, September 1,2009

Chinese Children Suffer Lead Poisoning

Public health officials are now testing more than 850 children from a village in Shaanxi Province, centra ...

Friday, August 14,2009

Reducing Air Pollution Could Prevent Millions of Deaths

A recent report produced by the Netherlands Environment Agency has highlighted how reducing air pollution ...

Wednesday, July 29,2009

Goverments proposals are paper thin!

Well, at least that clears up the mystery. Over the past year I've been fretting over an intractable cont ...

Tuesday, July 14,2009

Carbon Neutral Airlines by 2020?

The world's airlines have committed to achieve carbon neutral growth by 2020, the head of the global avia ...

Tuesday, June 9,2009

Is zero carbon building agenda setting expectations too high?

The chief executive of a leading consultancy has said that the quest for zero carbon buildings is good fo ...

Thursday, May 14,2009

China Looks at Putting a Tax on Carbon

A study is being developed by China's Ministry of Finance that explores the impacts and effects of levyin ...

Tuesday, May 12,2009

Ghost Fishing Damaging Ocean Life a New Report Claims

A new report has stated that fishing nets dropped into the world's seas have the potential to cause "ghos ...

Monday, May 11,2009

Toxic Hotspots - A Problem We Can Solve

600 million people around the world could die young from toxic waste, as a result of poor industry practi ...

Friday, May 8,2009

UK to Study C02 Impact on Oceans

A  scientific study has been launched by the British government looking into ocean acidification. The st ...

Friday, May 8,2009

Lower C02 for Biofuels

US to rule on Biofuel, Catch 22. More fuel, less trees?  United States President Barack Obama's administ ...

Thursday, May 7,2009

When Black Bags Go Green

Yes you can Recycle from mixed waste  Boffins in Germany believe that it is technically feasible to ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009

Solid Carbon Fix?

Turning C02 into Solid Rock Scientists in Iceland are confident they can dispose of up 30,000 tonnes of ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009

Ship Emissions Kill Thousands

A recent study has revealed that approximately 40,000 people a year around Europe are dying prematurely a ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009

Air Pollution?

Air Pollution Stimulates C02 Conversion by Plants Another Spanner in the Works? Air pollution may b ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009