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Pollution in our drinking water

Drinking Water Pollution May Be Ruining Our Health

As human consumption of natural resources grows, so does the stress we put on our supply of fresh drinking water, risking the health and well-being of millions of people.

The UK Shows How Governments Can Reduce Emissions

By 2040, the UK could see an end to the production of new diesel and gas vehicles. This ambitious new step comes on the heels of continued calls for air pollution reform all across the UK, but particularly within urban areas. It also marks the arguably largest single step the UK government has taken toward securing a greener and fresher…

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Healthier Polar Bears Mean Less PCBs

Polar bears act as a natural litmus test for the amount of PCBs in the enviornment, so healthier polar bears means less PCBs.

Carbon Emissions: Can the U.S. set and meet targets?

Carbon Emissions Spike to Historic High

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released estimates on Monday showing that CO2 emissions have soared to record highs after a lull in 2009 due to the global recession. 30.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide where emitted into the atmosphere in 2010, mostly from burning fossil fuels, a rise of 1.6 gigatons over 2009 according to estimates from the IEA, and up…

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Carbon capture and storage pros and cons explained

Carbon Capture And Storage: Solution or Boondoggle? – The Pros And Cons

Is CCS, or carbon capture and storage, a promising technology to help the world deal with carbon emissions from coal-fired power plant, or a dangerous and unproven boondoggle offering false hope?

New MIT Study Shows Risks of Climate Change Doubled from Previous Assessment If No Action Taken Now

MIT has released a new study showing that risks of non-action in mitigating climate change could make expected temperature rise twice as bad as expected by the end of the century.

Will Europe Become Energy Independent in a Generation?

The Europeans seem confident they’re at a competitive advantage in the current climate and economic crisis because they’ve been playing by the (environmental) book for the past decade. Brussels has just adopted an Energy and Climate Package (pdf) that insiders boast will set the scene for a “new global industrial revolution”.  Those are the very words the European Energy commissioner…

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