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News Roundup 18/01/2019: Plastic in the Sea Will Triple in 10 Years as We Treat Our Oceans as Sewers, MPs Have Warned

News Roundup 18/01/2019: Plastic in the Sea Will Triple in 10 Years as We Treat Our Oceans as Sewers, MPs Have Warned

Plastic litter, untreated sewage, fertilisers and heavy metals, is pouring into the oceans, the UK’s Environmental Audit Committee has warned. … read more Full Carbonate Chemistry at the Site of Calcification in a Tropical Coral Coral calcification: Microscope-guided microsensor measurements reveal full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coralResearchers from the … Continue reading “News Roundup 18/01/2019: Plastic in the Sea Will Triple in 10 Years as We Treat Our Oceans as Sewers, MPs Have Warned”

News Roundup 11/01/2019: ‘Fine to Flush’ Label for Wet Wipes to Aid Fight Against Fatbergs

News Roundup 11/01/2019: ‘Fine to Flush’ Label for Wet Wipes to Aid Fight Against Fatbergs

Logo drawn up by water firms aims to ensure only wipes that degrade properly are flushed. The fight to eliminate “fatbergs” is to receive a major boost with the launch of a universal standard for wet wipes, clarifying which can be safely flushed down the toilet. Manufacturers of wipes will be able … read more … Continue reading “News Roundup 11/01/2019: ‘Fine to Flush’ Label for Wet Wipes to Aid Fight Against Fatbergs”

News Roundup 04/01/2019: Judge Fines Thames Water £2m Over River Pollution

News Roundup 04/01/2019: Judge Fines Thames Water £2m Over River Pollution

Utilities firm breached environmental regulations over raw sewage flowing into a brook in the Cotswolds. Thames Water has been handed a £2m fine for a “reckless failure” which led to the polluting of a tributary of the Thames with raw sewage.The £2bn-turnover utilities firm admitted breaching environmental regulations in relation to … read more Trappist … Continue reading “News Roundup 04/01/2019: Judge Fines Thames Water £2m Over River Pollution”

News Roundup 14/12/2018: ‘Blocked Drains in Grantham Town Centre Are a Disgrace’

News Roundup 14/12/2018: ‘Blocked Drains in Grantham Town Centre Are a Disgrace’

‘Blocked Drains in Grantham Town Centre Are a Disgrace’ A frustrated resident is demanding to know why more isn’t being done to clear the drains at a busy junction near the town centre. The resident…read more Drain in Sheerness High Street, Sheppey, Blocked The chairman of Sheerness Town Team has waded into the row over … Continue reading “News Roundup 14/12/2018: ‘Blocked Drains in Grantham Town Centre Are a Disgrace’”

News Roundup 07/12/2018: World Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change

News Roundup 07/12/2018: World Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change

World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN Rapid emissions turnaround needed to keep global warming at less than 2C, report suggestsCountries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the 2015 Paris agreement … Continue reading “News Roundup 07/12/2018: World Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change”

How Do Cesspits Work?

Cesspits are commonly found in rural properties that cannot connect to a mains sewer system. Cesspits do the messy work for homeowners, collecting and storing the wastewater and sewage before it is taken away to be treated. Cesspits do not treat the sewage that comes from your property, they simply store it until and over … Continue reading “How Do Cesspits Work?”

News Roundup 23/11/2018: How to Election is Raising Environmental Stakes

News Roundup 23/11/2018: How to Election is Raising Environmental Stakes

Victoria’s forestry fight: how the election is raising the environmental stakes Major parties want ‘sustainable logging’ in native forests, but experts warn of ‘endgame’ for endangered species and drinking water. To understand the campaign to save Victoria’s old growth forests, ecologist David Lindenmayer says, you just need to turn on a tap in Melbourne.Forget about … Continue reading “News Roundup 23/11/2018: How to Election is Raising Environmental Stakes”