Environment

Suez Waste Management helps to recycle waste that traditionally could not be reused

UK recycling firm turns low-grade waste into fuel

A UK recycling and waste management firm is trying to help solve the plastic problem by turning waste into fuel. SUEZ UK, a company based in Rugby, reuse any rubbish that is too low-grade or low-value (such as mixed materials) to be recycled and turns it into specially-designed mulch, which is then packaged and sold to other companies as an[Read More…]

Julie Greenwalt, is a Jacksonville oncologist and cancer survivor

Tap water chemicals spark cancer fears in Florida

Cancer fears remain after carcinogenic chemicals were found in the groundwater in two beachside cities. And beachside schools tested at trace levels of one compound, with the highest level at Satellite High School. Although authorities gave Brevard County’s beachside schools a clean bill of health, this was little consolation to hundreds of cancer survivors demanding answers as to why these[Read More…]

UK government creates laws to fast-track fracking and bypass public consent

UK government creates laws to fast-track fracking and bypass public consent

The government has pressed ahead with its plans to do more fracking in Blackpool, despite widespread protests. The government has launched two consultations to fast-track fracking bids. People have until October 25 to take part. One proposal is to allow shale gas exploration schemes to go-ahead without the need for a planning application by turning them into a “permitted development.”[Read More…]

Free energy inventor investigated by the FBI

Free energy inventor investigated by the FBI

The Oklahoma Securities Department has announced an investigation into a free energy inventor who is alleged to have defrauded many investors out of millions of dollars for his free energy machine. Wayne Travis, 51, of Zydro Energy Revolution, LLC in Chickasha, OK, USA, has been accused of duping businesses with false claims about a working free energy machine. Travis had[Read More…]

Japanese scientists have created an enzyme that eats away at plastic bottle waste

Could this spell the end of plastic bottle waste?

Japanese scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats away at plastic bottles, it has been revealed. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan. Scientists have now revealed the detailed structure of the crucial enzyme produced by the bug.[Read More…]