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Cutting down on cutting down

IN THE 1990s, when an area of Brazilian rainforest the size of Belgium was felled every year, Brazil was the world’s environmental villain and the …

Weighing the future

OVER the past two weeks the world has received sobering news concerning the melting of polar ice. Unexpectedly deep canyons in Greenland's bedrock …

Morwell mine fire: air monitoring was lacking as pollution hit hazardous levels

Air pollution was 10 times acceptable levels during the peak of the Morwell coalmine fire in Victoria, but scientists were unable to measure it accurately at the time, an inquiry has heard.<p>Staff from the state’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) who were sent to measure air quality near the …

Obama plan to reduce pollution will allow some states to increase emissions

Barack Obama's new power plant rules will still allow some states to increase their share of the carbon pollution that causes climate change, officials admitted for the first time on Wednesday.<p>Obama and supporters cast the new rules for power plants as an historic step to fighting climate change …

Beauty Brand’s Floating Billboard Cleans a Polluted River by Absorbing Toxins

Japanese natural cosmetics brand Shokubutsu Hana and TBWA\SMP have floated an unconventional idea in the Philippines to help clean Manila's …

UK environmental science: in association with Shell

Today, the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with Shell. My thanks to Greenpeace for the tip.<p>From what I can make out, the memo doesn’t contain specific details of joint activities; it’s more a formal expression of shared interests and a desire to …

Claws in the dirt

WHAT would life in America be like if the Clean Air Act of 1970 had never been passed? In terms of breathing, an activity that's easy to overlook …

Risk posed by China mountain removal

<b>China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say.</b><p>Researchers from Chang'an University in China have warned that dozens of mountains have already been flattened - and this is causing air and water pollution, soil erosion …