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Enjoy the Sparkler Art: Happy New Year from Environmental Graffiti
Image: Indi Samarajiva Though sparklers are not exactly green, they seem the littlest of all pyrotechnic evils. In fact, what would the festive season be without them? We’ve found some revel
Illegal abortion chemical used to distress denim in Mexico
Factories in Mexico dedicated to “distressing” jeans in the trend for worn and faded denim are releasing chemicals into the soil and damaging crops and water supplies. The Tehuacán valley in central Mexico, once known as the “city of health” for its mi
Exhaust Fumes Give Heart Disease, New Study Shows
It turns out that exhaust fumes don’t just destroy your lungs and decimate the planet, they give you heart disease as well. A study released by UCLA suggests that inhaling tiny particles from exhaust fumes induces cardiovascular atherosclerosis, the sing
Okay Punk, so you want to recycle your rubbish?
By DAVID NEWNHAM I am as green as the next person. In fact, on a good day, in the right light and with a warm southwesterly breeze behind me, I am probably greener. See that man at the bottle bank, feeding in more empties than he care
Did We Wipe Out the Prehistoric Hobbit Man?
Simon Bishop A race of intelligent, diminutive hominids co-existing alongside humanity in South-East Asia?
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Special
Image: shellorz Today, on UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we want to take a look at the causes of desertification and its effects. Dust storms, for example, affect mos
Lake Suddenly Vanishes in Chile
Geologists are investigating the disappearance of a two-hectare lake in Chile today. Located in the Magellanes region, 2,000km from the capital Santiago, all that is left is a huge crater with bits of ice that used to float on top. It is as if someone pul
Another extinction for the Chinese Yangtze River?
Described as a “living fossil”, the Chinese sturgeon is a giant fish that has been around since the age of the dinosaurs. Adults can measure up to 4 metres in length and weigh 450 kilos. Thirty years ago, 2,000 Chinese sturgeons were spotted i
The Ice Climbers
Image via: Alpe-Bohinje Climbing any vertical or overhanging cliff demands nerves of steel as well as a natural head for heights, but turn a rock face into an ice formation and you’re en