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Beijing Ain’t Got Nothing On This City’s Pollution

Beijing Ain’t Got Nothing On This City’s Pollution

>>OVER THE PAST WEEK THE INDIAN CAPITAL OF DELHI HAS BEEN BLANKETED BY SMOG THAT’S SO TOXIC, I’M NOT JOKING, THEY LITERALLY HAVE HAD TO REMAKE THE CHARTS THAT MEASURE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THE AIR BECAUSE PREVIOUSLY IT WOULDN’T HAVE FIT ON THE CHART –>>THAT’S FROM BREATHING THE AIR THEY ARE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW –>>WE …

Tackling local pollution and waste issues

Tackling local pollution and waste issues

In February 2018, EPA welcomed 11 new Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment. Known as OPLEs, the new officers are part of a pilot program aimed at tackling local pollution and waste issues hand-in-hand with councils and businesses in the community. The government adopted a trial approach where we basically have seen 11 …

Nutrient Pollution

Nutrient Pollution

NUTRIENT POLLUTION IS A WIDESPREAD NATIONAL PROBLEM AND IS WELL DOCUMENTED IN PLACES LIKE THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN AND PUGET SOUND. NUTRIENTS LIKE NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS ARE A NATURAL PART OF THE ECOSYSTEM. THEY SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF AQUATIC PLANTS. BUT HUMAN ACTIVITIES CAUSE AN EXCESS OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS IN THE …

Beach Report – the causes of water pollution

Beach Report – the causes of water pollution

Our beaches and swimming spots are usually good for swimming, but can sometimes become polluted. Why is that? Stormwater run-off is the most common way. During and after rainfall, stormwater washes things like chemicals, faeces and rubbish into our bays and rivers. Children, older people and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk …