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Environmental pollution News

Panama City landfill fire still raging after four days

Panama City - An aggressive fire broke out on Tuesday March 19 at Panama City's main landfill, Cerro Patacón, causing panic and major health and environmental concerns. The fire has yet to be extinguished.
In the Media by Jeff Campagna - 3 comments

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 12 comments

Fukushima two years on — The plight of 300,000 displaced Japanese

Monday March 11 is the second anniversary of the tsunami which inundated Japan’s eastern seaboard causing an estimated 16,000 deaths and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a legacy that will last for generations.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Sharp rise in atmospheric CO2 levels in 2012 say US Scientists

US scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have reported a sharp leap in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in 2012.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

China: Grow now, clean up later

The South Africa-based Standard Bank announced that the future BRICS development bank will focus on financing infrastructure development projects, despite China claiming that it would shift its budget to energy efficiency and sustainable development.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

Extreme pollution doesn’t deter Chinese celebrations

Beijing - Record breaking levels of air pollution in China haven’t stopped people from buying and setting off thousands of fireworks for the Chinese New Year’s week-long festivities.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

Massachusetts town bans sales of bottled water

Concord - One of the oddest laws in the US that came into force January 1 was a ban on the sale of single serving bottled water by the town of Concord, Massachusetts. The ban is the result of a three-year campaign by activists.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Video: Greenpeace goes anime for its Detox campaign

The environmental activist organization known as Greenpeace has tapped into the popularity of Japanese anime for its "Detox Campaign."
In the Media by Can Tran

NASA: Antarctic sea ice grows – but the climate’s still changing

A NASA study has reported a rise in Antarctic sea ice. For cherry picking climate change deniers, it may be a neat counterweight to Arctic ice melt but, as the NASA study shows, Antarctic ice expansion is another worrying trend in global climate change.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 8 comments

Greenpeace says Fukushima radiation monitoring seriously flawed

Fukushima - International environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace claims that Japanese government radiation monitoring stations in the city of Fukushima are seriously underestimating residual radiation levels and public health risks in and around Fukushima.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 8 comments

Erika Oil Disaster — France's top court upholds Total conviction

France's highest appeal court, the Court of Cassation, on Tuesday upheld energy giant Total’s conviction for negligence arising from the 1999 shipwreck of the oil-tanker Erika.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Op-Ed: Canadian environmental destruction under C-38 to mine Uranium

New uranium mining projects in the Northwest Territories & Nunavut threaten the people, and environment. Canada mines gold, silver, and home to the world's third largest producer of diamonds.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 3 comments

How healthy is the air in your town? New web tool reveals all

Orono - How green is your valley? Now you can find out with 10Green, a new web tool that scores air quality based on measurements of pollutants considered the most threat to human health.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 11 comments

Op-Ed: China is an environmental nightmare for the world

Liuzhou - China's disregard for the environment can be described as ignorant at best, arrogant at worst. The country's latest disaster involves dumping 20 tons of carcinogenic cadmium into the Longjiang River.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Australia’s carbon tax set to pass after pathetic 'debate'

Sydney - Australia is about to pass its controversial carbon tax, complete with what is arguably one of the most pitiful “debates” in Australian history. That ain’t good. In fact the level of debate was downright embarrassing.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 9 comments

Australia: World's worst per capita Greenhouse Gas polluter

According to a list of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per capita compiled by the World Resources Institute, the “annual per capita GHG pollution” in units of “tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year”, Australia is the world's leading polluter.
In the Media by Andre C James - 4 comments

Hungary to take control of aluminum refinery after CEO arrested

Ajka - The head of the Hungarian company which owns the failed tailing pond which sent a tide of toxic red sludge pouring through several villages has been arrested by police.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 4 comments

Hungarian toxic sludge reservoir wall in danger of collapse

Ajka - Hungarian officials, trying to calm the public over contamination fears, have had to admit the problem is far from resolved after discovering another portion of the reservoir wall is at risk of collapsing.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 4 comments

Hungary still struggling to contain release of toxic red sludge

Ajka - Thousands of emergency workers are still struggling to stop the flow of toxic red sludge into the river system a day after an unknown amount of the stuff was accidentally released on Tuesday from a reservoir.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 1 comment

Kurri Residents Oppose CDA’s Waste Processing Plant

Residents of Kurri and neighboring villages will not allow the establishment of a soild waste management plant in Kurri. They may even go to the Supreme Court to get the plant cancelled.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Bottled water and plastic bags

That English reviewer, Giles Coren, has a valid point about bottled water, and I've got one to make about the overuse of plastic bags.
In the Media by Viga Boland - 11 comments
 

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Greenpeace activists at an official Japanese radiation monitoring station in Fukushima city
Noriko Hayashi - Greenpeace Fukushima Monitoring
Greenpeace activists at an official Japanese radiation monitoring station in Fukushima city
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An arial view of one of the villages innundated with toxic red sluged in Hungary.
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An arial view of one of the villages innundated with toxic red sluged in Hungary.
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Marine debris accumulation locations in the North Pacific Ocean
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Marine debris accumulation locations in the North Pacific Ocean
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Flood at Ikeja area of Lagos State  Nigeria
Flood at Ikeja area of Lagos State, Nigeria
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Sea ice around Antarctica - British Antarctic Survey
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Sea ice around Antarctica - British Antarctic Survey
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Toronto s waterfront: A Porter Airline plane approaches the island airport flying extremely low.
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Toronto's waterfront: A Porter Airline plane approaches the island airport flying extremely low.
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A factory along the Yangtze River in China. The effects of the country s economic boom and industria...
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A factory along the Yangtze River in China. The effects of the country's economic boom and industrialization on the environment, is being felt around the world.
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About one million cubic metres of red toxic mud erupted over six villages after a mining waste dam b...
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About one million cubic metres of red toxic mud erupted over six villages after a mining waste dam burst at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar alumina plant in Hungary. The highly corrosive sludge contains heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and chromium.
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