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Areva says in line to build British nuclear waste plant

Paris - French nuclear power group Areva said on Tuesday it was part of a consortium retained for a major contract in Britain to handle radioactive metallic waste.
In the Media by AFP

Veolia predicts better times and shares surge

Paris - French water and waste services group Veolia reported a net loss of 2013 on Thursday but said it expected better times this year, sending its shares surging.Veolia, a world leader in its sector, reported a net loss of 135 million euros ($184 million) a...
In the Media by Marc Preel (AFP)

Plastic bag recycling available to most Canadians

Toronto - Recycling of plastic carry-out shopping bags is locally available to 93 percent of the Canadian population according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

A third of the world's food goes to waste, U.N. says

A U.N. report published on Wednesday says a whole third of the world's food goes to waste, making it the third major source of greenhouse gas emission behind those of U.S. and China.
In the Media by Dragos Ilca - 4 comments

Plastic ocean junk harbors pathogenic bacteria

Pathogenic bacteria are residing in the masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans. Scientists have named this ecological hazard the "Plastisphere."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New method for detecting waste medicines in river water

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf laboratory (HZDR) have developed a simple color sensor which detects the presence of dangerous, polluting waste medicines in water.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

UK garbage industry is worth $4.5 billion

London - One man’s waste is another man’s gold. According to a report by a British government agency the country’s garbage disposal is potentially worth over $4.5 billion.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Op-Ed: Science research indicates increase in pharmaceutical pollution

A research review suggests that pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are affecting the water quality of rivers and streams, which is also impacting upon aquatic life and water quality.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Serial dumper to pay hefty fines

Sydney - A Sydney man caught dumping waste just outside the city on numerous occasions will need at least 60 years to pay off his fines.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer

Up to half our food ends up in the trash, says new British study

Buy one get one free, often means buy one and bin the other one reports a new British study on food waste from the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers titled Global Food, Waste Not Want Not.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments
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