Environment

Coal power stations disrupt rainfall, global study finds

Modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine dust particles than road traffic and can even modify and redistribute rainfall patterns, a new 15-year international study shows. The study indicates filtration systems on modern coal-fired power stations are the biggest source of ultrafine particles and can have considerable impacts on climate in several ways. In urban[Read More…]

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Climate change could devastate painted turtles, according to new study

An Iowa State University biologist is sounding the alarm for the painted turtle, one of many reptiles for which climate change could prove particularly threatening. Fluctuations in temperature driven by climate change could devastate a range of species for which sex is determined by temperature during critical stages of development, according to recently published research led[Read More…]

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UK vessels illegally threw away 7,500 tons of cod in North Sea, campaigners say

Exclusive: ‘It is incomprehensible and indefensible that such rampant non-compliance would be simply ignored’ Cod fishing vessels have been accused of illegally dumping thousands of tons of fish into the North Sea in a bid to sidestep strict new European rules. Official data collected by the UK fisheries body shows there were no unwanted, undersized[Read More…]

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