VARANASI: Even as the world gets set to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on May 22, the Ganga continues to be threatened by pollution.
Wildlife charities are calling for tighter regulations to protect seabirds from a group of chemicals that caused hundreds of seabirds to be washed up off the south coast of England.
The mass mortality of fish reported from the stretch of the Karamana, near the Thiruvallam and Pallathukadavu ghats last week, could have been caused by the unusual rise in water temperature, reduction in flow and a surge in the concentration of sewage pollution.
DAVIS, Calif., May 2 (UPI) -- Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill sickened an important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico for at least a year after the disaster, researchers say.
Yesterday the European Commission decided to impose a ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the European Union. These chemicals will now be banned for two years for crops that attract bees. All EU nations, even the UK and the others that voted against this move this week, must impose the ...
Sharp reductions in short-lived airborne pollutants could significantly slow sea level rise before 2100, a new study finds.
Industries located along the Gangetic delta in Haldia, Kolkata and its outskirts are polluting the fragile ecosystem of Sundarbans, home to 40 lakh people and the Royal Bengal Tiger, a latest study says.
NEW ORLEANS, April 9 (UPI) -- Floating plastic debris, like that in the infamous "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean, has become a problem in the Great Lakes, scientists say.
Welsh government publishes draft plan for turning around dwindling bee populations
The UK government should suspend the use of a number of pesticides linked to the deaths of bees, a committee of MPs has said.
A renowned Alberta water scientist is urging the federal government to take action after he discovered deformities in fish in the Athabasca River downriver from oil sands developments bear a striking resemblance to ones found in fish after spills in U.S. waters.
In early 1995, I led a Greenpeace expedition to Antarctica during which, among other things, we stopped off at King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands just off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, to pay an official but cordial visit to some of the bases there.
DUNDEE, Scotland, March 27 (UPI) -- Some pesticides may be damaging the brains of bees, inhibiting the ability to learn and remember floral smells in their search for food, British scientists say.
The Peruvian government has declared an environmental state of emergency after finding elevated levels of lead, barium, and chromium in the Pastaza River in the Amazon jungle, reports the Associated Press.
The UK and other European Governments have been accused of a "cop-out" after the European Parliament failed to reach a majority vote on Friday on a ban on pesticides that have been linked to a decline in the bee population.
(Reuters) - European Union governments failed to reach a decision on Friday on whether to ban three widely-used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees, the European Commission said
Mwanza — ILEMELA District Civil Societies Network with local authorities have conducted a meeting to promote a dialogue on issues related to climatic change, environmental pollution.
Despite efforts to reduce and recycle plastic, the planet is still awash with wayward wrappers, bottles and bags.
Psychiatric drugs taken by humans to cope with anxiety are being excreted and flushed into waterways where they are probably affecting fish behaviour.
Following a flood of damning research on the longterm impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on bee colonies, the EU is proposing a two year ban on the popular pesticides for crops that attract bees, such as corn, sunflower, oil seed rape, cotton.
BRUSSELS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- European Union regulators say member states should consider restricting use of certain pesticides suspected of killing off bees.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. health advocacy group Monday urged limiting the use of herbicides on genetically engineered crops, saying the technology is unsustainable.
New research suggests the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the global decline of amphibians
More than 140 countries have agreed on a set of legally binding measures to curb mercury pollution, at UN talks.
Jan. 14, 2013 — Common practice for the monitoring of insecticides in water resources reveals shortcomings.
Campaigners say the conclusion by the European Food Safety Authority is a 'death knell' for neonicotinoid pesticides
OTTAWA — The development of Alberta’s oil sands has increased levels of cancer-causing compounds in surrounding lakes well beyond natural levels, Canadian researchers reported in a study released on Monday. And they said the contamination covered a wider area than had previously been believed.
A parliamentary inquiry has uncovered evidence that links widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides to decline in bees
Law-makers in Canada and the United States are making moves to restrict the use of rodent poisons based on blood thinners, as studies show that the toxins accumulate in birds of prey and other animals.
The drug was banned across south Asia in 2006 after it was found to be responsible for catastrophic population declines
Bees, the most important pollinators of crops, are in trouble. All over the world, their populations are decreasing and scientists and farmers want to know why.
ScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2012) — Plastic nanoparticles in seawater can have an adverse effect on sea organisms
Use of hazardous chemicals also on the rise in Asia, causing severe damage to both environment and health of people
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A U.N. agency called on world leaders to incorporate sustainable management of the chemicals industry into their economic and environmental policies.
Caffeine has become a significant pollutant in the ocean off the U.S. Pacific Northwest, according to a university researcher.
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 12 (UPI) -- A chemical used in plastics is causing fish to court members of other species, resulting in interbreeding and loss of biodiversity, U.S. researchers say.
One theory is that more fertilizer is washing into the watershed because corn acreage has skyrocketed. But some old nitrate could be bubbling up from contaminated groundwater
A turtle with a fish hook in its gut, an owl with a broken wing, a little penguin sliced by a propeller - all injuries caused by the most dangerous animals of all, humans.
ScienceDaily (June 25, 2012) — A comprehensive study led by environmental toxicologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows that California condors are continually exposed to harmful levels of lead, the principal source of that lead is ammunition, and lead poisoning from ammunitio ...
Carnivorous plants in Sweden are so stuffed on nitrogen pollution that they're able to eat fewer bugs—and that may not be a good thing for the plants, a new study says.
Following research linking neonicotinoid pesticides to the decline in bee populations, France has announced it plans to ban Cruiser OSR, an insecticide produced by Sygenta.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — On a clear day, the view from Beetle Rock in Sequoia National Park extends west for 105 miles across the patchwork of crops in California's agricultural heartland to the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean beyond
NEW DELHI: The supreme court on Monday said the threat of plastic bags, which is choking lakes, ponds and urban sewer system, is bigger than the atom bomb for the next generation.
Ten New Studies Show Impact on Coast
ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2012) — Large quantities of globally produced plastics end up in the oceans where they represent a growing risk.
ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2012) — The world's most popular weed killer, Roundup®, can cause amphibians to change shape, according to research recently published in Ecological Applications.
PITTSBURGH, April 2 (UPI) -- The world's most popular weed killer can induce morphological changes in vertebrate animals, U.S. biologists studying its effect on amphibians say.
New studies show impact of BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster on dolphins and other marine wildlife may be far worse than feared
CAMBRIDGE, Md., March 20 (UPI) -- Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster entered the food chain in the Gulf of Mexico through zooplankton, the tiniest of organisms, researchers say.
Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed a petition Wednesday, asking federal regulators to suspend use of a pesticide they say harms honeybees.