Post Tagged with: "environment"

A new study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of ULEZ schemes

New Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of ULEZ Zones

An examination of low-emission zone initiatives in the UK and worldwide reveals inconclusive evidence that they significantly enhance lung conditions – a primary rationale behind their establishment. Imperial College London’s study assessed strategies like congestion charging and low-emission zones aimed at drivers. The study encompassed 16 global zone investigations, including London, Berlin, and Tokyo, concluding that low-emission zones do not[Read More…]

Locust Plague Wreaks Havoc Across Africa and Asia

Locust Plague Wreaks Havoc Across Africa and Asia

Strange times we live in. As COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the world, another plague is sweeping across Africa. Billions of locusts have descended upon towns and cities across East Africa and South Asia. It is the worst infestation for a quarter of a century, threatening crops and livelihoods. Nobody knows where these locusts come from or why they have suddenly[Read More…]

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…]