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The Scary Consequences of Old Electronics

Have you ever thought about what happens when you get rid of your old phone? Electronic waste may not be a splashy cause, but it's a necessary one. …

E-waste

World's Largest Beer Maker to Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Renewables

Now, you can sip that ice cold brew without feeling guilty. The world's largest beer manufacturer, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, has vowed to completely …

Noise Pollution Forces Whales and Dolphins From Their Homes

By Jason Bittel<p>Waves lap at motionless heaps of blubber and fins and the sun bears down on chapped skin. Gulls start to, well, do what gulls do. This …

Popular Farm Pesticide Found in Drinking Water

After evidence of pesticides killing off pollinators surfaced in 2016, scientists went on a quest to see if pesticides were seeping into anything …

Plants Are Gobbling Up Our Carbon Emissions, But Not Fast Enough

It’s one of the biggest mysteries in this global experiment we’re conducting by pouring 10 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year: …

Scientists Say We Can Fix The E-Waste Problem by Pulverising Electronics Into Nanodust

Particle theory.<p>Scientists have come up with a new solution for the mounting piles of e-waste that are rapidly building up on the planet, which are …

New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change

With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable.<p>But the …

Chocolate just became way more environmentally friendly, so snack on

Chocolate is one of the most delicious things in the world. It’s sweet and delicious. But unfortunately, producing chocolate affects the environment. …

Mexican sewage routinely fouling San Diego beaches, ocean waters

During the 17 days that 140 million gallons of raw sewage poured from Mexico into the Tijuana River and then into the ocean fronting several popular South San Diego communities, no Mexican official disclosed the potential health and environmental hazards.<p>Despite the silence when the spill began …

B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution

<b>B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests.</b><p>Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may "completely offset" the damage caused by very fine particulate matter.<p>The scientists involved say the effect is real but …

Not even the world's deepest ocean trenches are free of pollution, scientists discover

For the new study, the researchers checked for the presence of these chemicals in two of the world's deepest ocean trenches - the Mariana trench in …

5 Cities Leading the Charge on Climate Action

For centuries, cities have been at the heart of the arts and culture, thriving businesses and innovative ideas. More than 90 percent of urban areas …

How a new tool can predict coastal flooding in Nova Scotia down to the metre

The developers of a made-in-Nova Scotia web tool say it can predict the flow of coastal flooding right down the metre, precise information that will …

The legacy of Deepwater Horizon: What researchers learned about oil spills

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in 2010 caused an environmental disaster. But an oil spill like that could happen again, …

Nuclear Fuel From the Ocean Would Provide Thousands of Years Worth of Energy

Harvesting the Ocean<p>Let’s face it. Nuclear power isn’t going away any time soon. The International Atomic Energy Agency even predicts that overall …

The Global Drain: Why China’s Water Pollution Crisis Should Matter to the Rest of the World

Last year, Chinese and international media reported that more than 80% of shallow groundwater wells in areas of northern China were polluted. This followed a previous national survey in 2013, which estimated that more than half of the nation’s groundwater aquifers were contaminated. Groundwater …

Farmer-turned-surfboard-maker uses lemongrass 'foam' to produce eco-friendly boards - ABC Rural - ABC News

A Gold Coast farmer has dropped in on the surfboard manufacturing industry, by growing lemongrass and turning it into foam to make eco-friendly …

Your lawn clippings could be turned into (greener) biofuels to power jet planes

A new NASA study has confirmed that when jet engines use biofuels, they emit fewer particle emissions in their exhaust trails. So yes, biofuels are, …

We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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Despite Pollution, Coal Plant Is Cleared to Reopen in New Delhi

NEW DELHI — The 43-year-old Badarpur Thermal Power Station, a coal-burning plant on the edge of what has been called the world’s most polluted city, New Delhi, was quietly cleared to resume pumping smoke into the air last week.<p>In Parliament, around the same time, India’s environment minister …

Pollution

Germany supports e-waste disposal in Ghana

The German government has unveiled a plan to help Ghana deal with electronic waste at Agbogbloshie, a major dumping site outside of the capital, …