Post Tagged with: "environment"

Richard Loizou, Richard Roberts and Simon Roscoe Blevins

Judge who jailed fracking protestors linked to oil and gas industry

Article submitted by Gabriel Otwerah At a time when environmental issues are getting alarmingly acute, a judge with a conflict of interest sentenced three fracking activists to prison for public nuisance. Some may be disconcerted to note that this is the first time environmental protesters getting jailed in the UK since 1932. It is even more alarming that the judge[Read More…]

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…]

Smart meters give energy giants unlimited power over customers

Smart meters give energy giants unlimited power over customers

Energy giants could use smart meters to cut switch off the power to their customers homes to force them to pay their bills, it has been revealed. Suppliers have the capacity to switch the new digital devices to a pre-payment setting without visiting the house. This would force the homeowner to top up their account before they use any gas[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…]