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The fossil fuel industry may say that fracking does not cause pollution in our water ways, that it is an urban myth, but hundreds of complaints have been made in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas, according to the Associated Press. The Pennsylvania complaints can include allegations of short-term diminished ... keep reading
In December 2013 the Liberal National Government of Australia, headed by Tony Abbot, approved to dredge 3 million cubic metres of the Great Barrier Reef in order to expand the port facilities in Point Abbot. The Port, just 50 Kms north of the Tourist haven that constitutes the Whitsunday Islands ... keep reading
Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. This message does not only come from 'buy-local' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report published recently. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It ... keep reading
The interesting youtube channel 'SciShow', looks into the sudden disappearance of bees, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, and what effects this could have on world agriculture. Hint: it's not good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgc5w-xyQa0 keep reading
When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants. Burning the garbage in the incinerators generates 20 percent of Sweden’s district heating, a system ... keep reading
The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.” The Duma today voted for an amendment that extends an amnesty ... keep reading
The Chinese government is pushing manufacturers, and in particular, steelmakers, to be more energy efficient, reducing demand for Australian coal. Image: Johannes 'volty' Hemmerlein Rapid increases in energy efficiency in Chinese manufacturing, especially in the steel production sector, will temper demand for Australian coal exports and put billions of dollars ... keep reading
Despite being the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, China is increasing its renewable sources of energy- Image: Fernando Tomás China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released some remarkable data on the addition of new electric generating capacity in 2013. China’s electric power system has been ... keep reading
A new scientific organization—ALERT, the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers—has urged Indonesian officials to support World Heritage listing for a critically endangered ecosystem on the island of Sumatra. In recent years, Sumatra’s forests have been rapidly felled for industrial plantations and slash-and-burn farming. Now the ... keep reading
For a lazy Sunday here and everywhere, here is a quick animation from one of our readers explaining ice cores and how they teach us about climate change. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BgD9xul16g&feature=youtu.be keep reading
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