Marathon Plastics

Well done to everyone in the London Marathon today – all running for wonderful charities. BUT … The streets of London will be covered in plastic today from water bottles and plastic cups By 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish …             How many of runners are using re-usable water holders and stopping for long enough to refill them? Buxton Water – a major sponsor??  Are you being a responsible producer and finding alternatives to your plastic...

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A day to celebrate

        Friday 21st April 2017 was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution Read more:...

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Trucks on the go – friend or foe?

Hi everyone, As some of you ae aware I live in the beautiful county of Kent – but we are becoming the truck capital of the UK – with so many lorries coming in at the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel.  So this article is for anyone (me included) who wonders just how much pollution a truck produces – and whether anyone out there is doing anything about it.   Well – they are and here are the details.   How are the Truck Designs of Tomorrow Preparing to Tackle the Issue of Pollution? Along with vast industrial factories, few images are more synonymous with...

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New Writer

  Hi everyone, I have come across a new writer on Environmental Issues – Joe Thomas.   Here is his article on Air Pollution. What you need to know about air pollution: Its importance and effective solutions Air pollution is now one of the most pressing environmental concerns. While nine out of the ten most polluted cities in the world lie in India and Pakistan that leaves no room for complacency amongst other countries; partly because they too have their own issues and also because we live in a connected ecosystem. What Is Air Pollution? Air pollution is a complex topic as so...

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Arctic Ice

ARCTIC – Two news items – one story 1. Arctic Ice has now shrunk by one million square miles:   Arctic ice has melted to the second lowest level on record, with a million fewer square miles of sea frozen than in the 1980s and 1990s. – figures issued by the National Snow and Ice Data Centre in the US.   The summer Arctic sea ice coverage has decreased by more than 13% per decade since satellite records began in 1979.   (The Times 19/09/2016) 2.  A cruise liner ‘first’.  A Crystal cruise liner has just completed a journey from Alaska to New York –...

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