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Pollution in Deepest ocean trenches, high levels

PHOTO: Pollution levels in amphipods in the Mariana Trench were higher than in estuaries of polluted rivers in China (Wikimedia Commons: Daiju Azuma) An interesting item which reminds of reference by Tim Flannery in book Atmosphere of Hope, about worries that emissions … Continue reading

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Oceans de-oxygenated

Ocean anoxia – widespread oxygen-starved dead zones in oceans – did the killing of ocean life in several mass extinctions of Earth’s past.  Anoxia went hand-in-hand with CO2emissions, rising global temperatures, and (often) ocean acidification, a situation which today’s climate change is recreating … Continue reading

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Gold Mining devastated Peruvian Amazon

…mining pollution has become so severe that last week Peru declared a 60-day emergency to curtail mercury poisoning from illegal gold mining. “Forty-one percent of the population of Madre de Dios is exposed to mercury pollution,” On a good day, a … Continue reading

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Climate change believers can still be climate change deniers, says author

She says bleaching of up to 95 % of Great Barrier Reef, the worst ever recorded coral bleaching event, should be a Hurricane Katrina-like “wakeup call”. From Cairns to Torres Strait, once colourful ribbons of reef are ghostly white. It’s the third mass … Continue reading

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Help politic$ become donation and pollution free

This is a call to action to allocate a little high quality time with your local Federal member next week. With such lack of action on climate change, all possibilities need to be actioned, up to and including “helping”, in person, at … Continue reading

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Look out Beijing – Haze-lwood catching up

This pic has Haze-lwood on the horizon, so you can see what health hazard we inflict on our neighbours in La Trobe Valley when we don’t bother to buy clean electricity.

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Australia’s weaker emissions standards allow car makers to ‘dump’ polluting cars

Australia has no regulatory CO2 emission standards to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and its impact on climate change. This allows car manufacturers and importers to dump their high CO2 emitting vehicles because there are no restrictions….The regulation stated that “environmental considerations“ … Continue reading

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Russian big business heavily subsidised in Australia

As Abbott demonises Russia about MH17-“…Oleg Deripaska…Russia’s richest man for 2008…wrote to Department of Climate Change in Canberra…dire warning: oligarch’s considerable investment in Australia was being threatened by plan to tackle global warming being advanced by the Rudd Government.” Thanks … Continue reading

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Beijing Expected To Endure Heavy, Choking Smog For Another Week

Beijing issued yellow pollution alert on Thursday, which was upgraded to orange on Friday, prompting city authorities to order 36 Beijing manufacturers to halt production and another 75 to reduce production in an attempt to clear the air a little. An … Continue reading

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New aircon fluid – fire and extreme corrosion hazard

Because current type aircon fluid is still a worry with hole in ozone layer, Dow Chemical, with Honeywell, have spent squillions developing a replacement. For car aircon, first adopter is Mercedes. But fault simulation exposes fireball and poison problem. Ironically, … Continue reading

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