Pollution & Climate Change

Pollution & Climate Change

Are storms getting heavier? Where exactly are the oceanic garbage patches? And what's being done?

 

www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jun/10…

"Sewage could provide a novel way of helping consumers with soaring food bills and reducing pollution in our waterways – if sewage plants separated out phosphorus, a vital ingredient of fertiliser, according to a new report.

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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/01/sea-fo…


"Seaweed’s high protein content and immune-boosting properties makes it a great animal feed, and as a side benefit, feeding livestock seaweed also “cuts methane emissions”, said Doumeizel. If every cow was fed just 100 grams of seaweed a day, he said, it...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/19/ban-bo…

"The companies with the biggest executive payouts include United Utilities, which was responsible for the most spills over 2020 and 2021, which paid bonuses of nearly £6m. Severn Trent awarded executives £5.5m in bonuses while dumping sewage 120,000...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/12/sunscr…

Seagrass seems to be cropping up a lot recently. i was at the MMO presentation anout the nw voluntary no anchor zone near South Beach last night (the idea has not gone down well with sailors as the sea grass beds are all in the sheltered areas), I...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/12/free-w…

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www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/14/severn-tr…

"Severn Trent and Anglian Water say they will accelerate efforts to protect rivers after the government and regulators called on the sector to do more.

Last month, the environment minister Rebecca Pow called on water companies to significantly...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/11/lib-de…


"Many Conservative MP faced a backlash after voting against the amendment. The government replaced it with a measure that, campaigners said, was notably less stringent for water companies.

Recent polling for the Lib Dems showed that 36% of UK...
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www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/11/syd…

"Swimmers are typically advised to avoid swimming in ocean beaches for one day after rainfall, and for three days in harbours and enclosed bays."

There is no such advice in Poole Harbour

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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/02/enviro…

93% of pollution downgraded to a warning letter or no action and then the EA come up with this tiresome spin "“Over 90% of our prosecutions are successful.."

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www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/12/sewage-dis…

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Phil the long sea pipe idea might be useful for Poole Harbour 4 months ago
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Huge amounts of sediment dredged from the freeport work on the River Tees has been dumped in the ocean.

Independent scientists believe that it contains vast qualities of Pyridine (a toxic chemical primarily used in pesticides - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyridine) which has caused collossal die-off of...
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www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/18/the-…

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www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/plastic-…

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enterprise.dji.com/news/detail/water-sampling-with…

At last - an application for drones that doesn't centre of violation of people's right to privacy!

"Pit lake water sampling is a treacherous, high-risk activity commonly performed by environmental staff at active mine sites around the world...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/13/bathin…

"Water companies in England should each designate a stretch of river as bathing water by 2025 to drive the cleanup of a chemical cocktail of sewage, agricultural waste and plastic pollution that is suffocating biodiversity and risking public...
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www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/bacteria…

"Species that can cause illness in humans were detected in samples from three of these: Chichester Harbour, Osea Island and Whitstable Bay.

Dr Wagley said: “Increasing abundance and diversity of Vibrio bacteria creates health risks not only for...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/11/meet-m…

"Research in 2017 found that 10 river systems transport 90% of all the plastic that ends up in the world’s oceans (two in Africa – the Nile and Niger – with the other eight in Asia: the Ganges, Indus, Yellow, Yangtze, Haihe, Pearl, Mekong and...
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Some good news for a change..

www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/14/bugs-a…

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www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/29/nurdle…

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www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/19718420.dorset-oys…

"The director of Dorset Oysters said they’ve not had any complaints from their products but claimed the food wouldn’t be contaminated if Wessex Water weren’t “pumping sewage” into the sea. "

"A Wessex Water spokesman said it doesn’t pump sewage into the...
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