Pollution

New process results in near complete destruction of PFAS chemicals

New process results in near complete destruction of PFAS chemicals

  From Cosmos (10/5/24)…   New process results in near complete destruction of PFAS chemicals US researchers have discovered a new strategy to clean up “forever chemicals” from contaminated water and importantly, it can do so at room temperatures. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are…

Why are fish still dying in the Darling River at Menindee — and what can we do to prevent it?

Why are fish still dying in the Darling River at Menindee — and what can we do to prevent it?

From ABC News (30/4/24)…   Why are fish still dying in the Darling River at Menindee — and what can we do to prevent it? Over the past few months, the Darling River near Menindee has, once again, been strewn with the rotting remains of…

Sign the petition to reduce single-use plastics

Sign the petition to reduce single-use plastics

From the Boomerang Alliance (17/4/24)… Petition to to reduce single-use plastics Did you know Australians generate more single-use plastics per capita than any other country in the world (bar Singapore)? That’s why the Boomerang Alliance and Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have joined forces to ask…

Could pumping pure oxygen into the Darling River help reduce future fish kills?

Could pumping pure oxygen into the Darling River help reduce future fish kills?

From ABC News (20/2/24)…   Could pumping pure oxygen into the Darling River help reduce future fish kills? A trial to inject oxygen into the Darling River in a bid to improve conditions for marine life has begun in outback New South Wales. Last March,…

Australia aims to catch US standards by 2028

Australia aims to catch US standards by 2028

From Cosmos (6/2/24)… Australia aims to catch US standards by 2028 The automotive industry and advocacy groups have welcomed the Australian Government’s release of an impact paper on new fuel efficiency standards. Such standards would bring Australia into line with other developed economies that regulate…

The overwhelming threats of the golden floating rainforest

The overwhelming threats of the golden floating rainforest

From Cosmos (31/1/24), it seems the Sargasso Sea is growing!…   The overwhelming threats of the golden floating rainforest Imagine standing on the deck of the research vessel, surrounded by the vast, endless expanse of the ocean. The deep blue waves extend as far as…

Laundry is a top source of microplastic pollution — but you can clean your clothes more sustainably

Laundry is a top source of microplastic pollution — but you can clean your clothes more sustainably

From ABC News (15/1/24), more on microplastics…   Laundry is a top source of microplastic pollution — but you can clean your clothes more sustainably Microplastics are turning up everywhere, from remote mountain tops to deep ocean trenches. They also are in many animals, including humans. The most common microplastics…

Bottled water is swimming with microplastics & nanoplastics

Bottled water is swimming with microplastics & nanoplastics

From Cosmos (9/1/24)… Bottled water is swimming with microplastics & nanoplastics Bottled water is filled with even more microplastics and smaller nanoplastics than previously thought, according to a new study from US researchers. It’s well known that bottled water has more microplastics in it than…

Even with tight regulations, pesticides are still damaging bee colonies

Even with tight regulations, pesticides are still damaging bee colonies

From Cosmos (2/12/23)… Even with tight regulations, pesticides are still damaging bee colonies European researchers are ringing the alarm about human and farming activities damaging bee populations. An international team has investigated 316 bumblebee colonies across eight European countries, finding that despite rigorous risk assessments,…

Unwrapping plastic use in Australian supermarkets

Unwrapping plastic use in Australian supermarkets

From The New Daily (9/11/23)… Unwrapping plastic use in Australian supermarkets Australians supermarkets are not doing enough to reduce their reliance on harmful plastics, according to a landmark, independent audit. The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Boomerang Alliance have conducted the first independent audit…