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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Water looms as “the next oil,” warns MIT professor

    With US gasoline prices edging toward the recently unimaginable price of US$4 a gallon, consumers are beginning to drive less and energy efficiency is again a hot topic. But the pain caused by high oil prices is nothing like what looms as an even more basic and essential natural commodity — water -- faces dwindling supplies and growing demand. As essential as it is taken for granted, water is The ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Homeowners Warned of Formaldehyde Exposure Following Chemical Spill

    Last month, residents of North Bay in Ontario were warned of potential formaldehyde dangers in their home.  This resulted following a tanker truck crash that spilled its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake that provides drinking water for many area residents.  The truck driver died during the accident and investigators are working to determine if his death was caused by the accident or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Recyclers warn over severe Lollini baler delays

    Materials recycling firms have contacted MRW about the appalling service they have received from a Romanian scrap baler manufacturer. Lollini Recycling Systems and Machinery has failed to make deliveries of its bigger baling machines due to its suppliers shutting down. MRW has spoken to five separate firms which have been awaiting the delivery of their scrap balers for at least five to nine ...

  • Federal study warns of sudden climate change woes

    Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday. The 200-page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur in years instead of centuries. The report ...


    By Associated Press

  • Eminent Scientists Warn of Disastrous, Permanent Global Warming

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - The leaders of the world's largest general scientific society issued an imperative climate change warning Sunday. 'The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, a critical greenhouse gas, is higher than it has been for at least 650,000 years. The average temperature of the Earth is heading for levels not experienced for millions of years.' ...

  • UK government needs to drive biofuels in right direction, warns Royal Society

    Biofuels risk failing to deliver significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from transport and could even be environmentally damaging unless the Government puts the right policies in place warns a new Royal Society report. (Click here to view the full report).  The report Sustainable ...


    By Royal Society

  • Humans undermine nature’s help in war on climate change, UN agency warns

    Humankind is undermining a crucial natural ally in the battle against climate change through its activities in the world’s oceans and marine ecosystems, such as seagrasses, salt marshes and coastal wetlands, according to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). These ecosystems absorb and remove large quantities of global warming carbon emissions from the atmosphere each day, yet “the ...


    By United Nations

  • CO2 threats to world`s oceans risings scientists warn

    In Monaco, scientists at the IAEA's Marine Environment Laboratories (MEL) have joined more than 150 experts from 26 countries calling for urgent actions to halt rising levels of acidity in the world's oceans. 'It is the other CO2 problem that must be grappled with alongside climate change. Reining in this double threat, caused by our dependence on fossil fuels, is the challenge of the century,' ...

  • Time Running Out to Avoid a Devastating Climate Crisis, UN Warned

    NEW YORK, New York, September 25, 2007 (ENS) - United States President George W. Bush today told the UN General Assembly that he supports a 'strong and vibrant' United Nations empowered to carry out the shared goals of the world body and its host country, from addressing global pandemics to stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to dealing with climate change.'As ...

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