Tag Archive for 'pollution'

Air pollution and poor lung health tightly linked

September 12th, 2014 by European Lung Foundation

New data has identified a clear link between higher levels of exposure to air pollution and deteriorating lung health in adult European citizens. This study confirms previous findings that children growing up in areas with higher levels of pollution will have lower levels of lung function and  a higher risk of developing symptoms such as […]

Dog walkers warned about material washing up on Guernsey sea shore

November 1st, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department is warning dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on Guernsey beaches. A white waxy substance in a hard lump was found in Saints Bay on the morning of 31 October 2013 and removed by the Environment Department for analysis. This follows reports […]

MARPOL must ban discharge at sea of polyisobutylene which is killing European sea birds

April 24th, 2013 by Alderney Wildlife Trust

On 22 April 2013 the Alderney Wildlife Trust recovered a dead Guillemot from Braye Harbour in Alderney. This is the first bird recorded in the Channel Islands that is believed to have been killed by Polyisobutylene (PIB). The discovery of this bird occurred at the same time as it was announced that over the previous […]

New rules for cleaner ship fuels will improve English Channel air quality

December 19th, 2012 by European Commission

New European environmental rules on marine fuels, entered into force on 17 December 2012. These rules will substantially reduce air pollution and its impacts on human health. Air pollutants from maritime shipping are transported long distances and contribute increasingly to the air quality problems in many European cities. Without any action, sulphur emissions from shipping […]

Increasing amounts of plastic litter on the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean

October 24th, 2012 by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Dr. Melanie Bergmann, biologist and deep-sea expert at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association, has found that the amount of plastic litter on the Arctic sea floor has increased. Her findings are reported in the paper “Increase of litter at the Arctic deep-sea observatory Hausgarten” published in Marine […]

BMWs C evolution near-production electric scooter for the commuter

August 2nd, 2012 by BMW Group

BMW recognises that growing traffic volumes, rising energy costs, and increasingly stringent CO2 emission restrictions on vehicles are going to require drastic changes in the requirements for individual mobility. With this in mind, BMW Motorrad have developed the BMW C evolution, which is a near-production prototype electric scooter, which is designed for commuter traffic between […]

Diesel engine exhaust carcinogenic to humans

June 13th, 2012 by International Agency for Research on Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is a part of the World Health Organisation has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. In 1988 IARC classified diesel exhaust as probably carcinogenic to humans. There has been […]

Multiple ocean stressors may cause enormous economic losses by 2100

March 21st, 2012 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Climate change alone could reduce the economic value of key ocean services by up to $2 trillion a year by 2100, a new study shows – but so many threats are converging on the oceans at once, that a global, integrated approach is urgently needed. The study, Valuing the Ocean, is the work of an […]

What is the cost of petrol?

March 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

What is the cost of petrol? The Center for Investigative Reporting find out.

Waste management and recycling can make a big contribution to economic growth and job creation

January 15th, 2012 by European Commission

Full implementation of EU waste legislation would save €72 billion a year, increase the annual turnover of the EU waste management and recycling sector by €42 billion and create over 400,000 jobs by 2020 according to a European Commission study. Illegal waste operations in EU Member States are causing missed opportunities for economic growth, but […]