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  • Illegal gas work costs lives warns HSE

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning anyone working on gas appliances and systems without having their competence assessed that they are acting illegally and dangerously. The warning comes as Peter Tongue, a gas fitter from Brecon, was jailed for three years for each manslaughter charge, to run concurrently, after being found guilty by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court of two charges of ...

  • Scientists warn of livestock greenhouse gas boom

    Soaring international production of livestock could release enough carbon into the atmosphere by 2050 to single-handedly exceed 'safe' levels of climate change, says a study. Scientists combined figures for livestock production in 2000 with Food and Agriculture Organization projections for population growth and meat consumption by 2050. They found that the livestock sector's emissions alone could ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • California City Pursues Gas-Pump Warning Labels

    The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley is moving forward with plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps in what could be the first such requirement of its kind in the nation. The city's community environmental advisory commission called on the city manager last week to draft an ordinance for the labels. The city council is expected to vote on the ordinance in the fall, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Natural Gas Price Outlook Warns of Price Bottom

    Advancements in horizontal drilling technologies have made accessibility to shale natural gas supplies very cost effective. In addition to improved drilling rig efficiencies, lower ...


    By Marketwire

  • IEA warns of `oil crunch` by 2030

    “We cannot let the financial and economic crisis delay the policy action that is urgently needed to ensure secure energy supplies and to curtail rising emissions of greenhouse gases. We must usher in a global energy revolution by improving energy efficiency and increasing the deployment of low-carbon energy,” said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) today in ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Leading world organisations warn on biofuels

    A report by a coalition of leading inter-governmental organisations has called for an end to all subsidies and targets for biofuels. The report, whose backers include the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation, also calls for an acceleration in research into alternative ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and securing energy supplies. At a time when the ...

  • Ontario Residents Warned of Formaldehyde Dangers

    North Bay residents on a private water system near Trout Lake in Ontario were warned last month not to drink the water.  The warning followed an accident that caused a tanker truck to crash and spill its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake which provides drinking water for some area residents. The driver of the crash died and investigators are working to determine if he died because of the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Carbonetworks issues statement of support for EPA greenhouse gas health hazard warning

    Carbonetworks™, a leading software company that provides performance management for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability solutions, has announced its support for the Environmental Protection Agency's declaration that carbon dioxide is a health hazard.Issued on December 7, 2009, the EPA’s statement allows the agency to issue rules to govern heat-trapping pollution ...


  • Past presents warning on greater warming

    If the distant past is anything to go by, then climate scientists may have under-estimated the hazards of greenhouse gases, and future global warming could be a lot worse than anybody thought. The calculation rests on two things. One is a detailed reconstruction of rising greenhouse gas concentrations and an interlude of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Head of UNEP issues stark warning on fracking

    The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a stark warning that shale gas could put severe strain on global efforts to limit climate change. Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP and Under Secretary-General of the UN, was speaking at a high-level ocean summit and also voiced concerns that switching from a fossil based industry and economy to natural gas ...


    By Climate Action

  • Action needed to expose ‘hidden` emissions, expert warns

    Globally around a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions are being exported through trade and are not being captured within global climate policy. This is the warning of leading sustainability expert Professor John Barrett from the University of Leeds. Professor Barrett will present the findings of his latest research which is funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), alongside Tim Yeo ...

  • School Kids Warn About Dangers of Radon

    Six middle school children received kudos from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the acting U.S. Surgeon General for their efforts raise awareness on radon. Radon, an invisible radioactive gas, causes lung cancer and kills about 20,000 Americans each year. The only way to know if your home contains high radon levels is to test for it. The poster contest, for children ages 9 - 14, is ...

  • UN warns against delayed action on global warming

    Delaying action on global warming will only increase the costs and reduce the options for dealing with the worst effects of climate change, according to a draft report by U.N. experts. The final draft of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, says that global warming will continue to increase unless countries shift quickly to clean ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

    The all-too-familiar story of ice loss in the world’s polar regions, repeated over and over by researchers in the last two years, is being told yet again – this time for the benefit of delegates at the UN climate change conference currently being held in Lima, Peru. A report in Earth’s Future journal by distinguished scientists from an international group called ...


    By Climate News Network

  • WHO warns of growing chemical risks to developing world

    The World Health Organisation says the growing dangers posed by chemical use in developing countries are putting worsening strain on health professionals. In a paper submitted to ICCM2, the second International Conference on Chemicals Management, the WHO says: 'The health sector is faced with additional roles and responsibilities due to increased production and use of chemicals in developing ...

  • Public Warned of Carbon Monoxide Threats as Weather Cools

    As the weather cools across the nation, the public is advised to be on the lookout for carbon monoxide in their homes, offices and places of business.  Carbon monoxide can be become an indoor air quality (IAQ) threat when heating units malfunction or are not properly vented to the outdoors.  Machinery with combustion engines and generators can also create environments with high levels ...

  • Scientists warn of profound changes in World`s oceans

    Climate change is transforming the world's oceans by increasing the temperature and acidity of seawater, and altering atmospheric and oceanic circulation, reported a panel of scientists this week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, annual meeting in Boston.  'The vastness of our oceans may have engendered a sense of complacency about potential impacts from ...

  • U.S. Lawmakers Hear Stern Warnings on Climate Change

    By J.R. Pegg WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The United States has vested economic interests and a moral obligation to tackle global warming, economists, corporate leaders, and environmentalists told two Senate committees Tuesday. The panelists urged U.S. lawmakers to quickly impose mandatory restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions and to demonstrate that the United States is willing to ...

  • India set to defy warnings on coal’s climate impact

    The man responsible for maintaining India’s power supply says he wants the country’s coal production to double within the next five years. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable energy, says India needs to dig twice as much coal as it does today if it is to meet its soaring energy demand. By 2019, it is expected to be consuming two trillion units of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Scientists warn of hot, sour, breathless oceans

    Greenhouse gases are making the world's oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a grimmer outlook for global waters, according to a new report Wednesday from 540 international scientists. The world's oceans are getting more acidic at an unprecedented rate, faster than at any time in the past 300 ...


    By Associated Press

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