Carbon Dioxide, Which Drives Climate Change, Reaches Highest Level In 4 Million Years

The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May, its highest level in more than four million years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Monday.

After dipping last year because of pandemic-fueled lockdowns, emissions of greenhouse gases have begun to soar again as economies open and people resume work and travel.

The newly released data about May carbon dioxide levels show that the global community so far has failed to slow the accumulation of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, NOAA said in its announcement.

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/07/1004097672/atmospheric-carbon-dioxide-fueling-climate-change-hits-a-four-million-year-high

UK ranked last in Europe for bathing water quality in 2020

Swimmers in the UK hoping to enjoy waters certified clean and healthy this summer have been let down again. Only 110 coastal and inland sites were judged excellent in the latest bathing water quality data from Europe’s environmental watchdog. Most of the UK’s bathing sites were not classified in 2020, however, because Covid-19 restrictions prevented sampling.

This meant that out of 640 sites, 457 received no verdict in the rankings, compiled annually by the European Environment Agency and published on Tuesday.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/01/uk-ranked-last-in-europe-for-bathing-water-quality-in-2020

US oil spill: 'Bad management' led to BP disaster

Don Boesch, a member of the investigating commission, told the BBC's World Today programme they had identified "a whole sequence of poor decisions with unfortunate consequences when put together".

He said that not all the faults lay with BP, although the company did have overall responsibility.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-12124830

We still don’t know the full impacts of the BP oil spill, 10 years later

The BP oil spill of 2010 started suddenly, explosively, and with deadly force. But the response has stretched out for years and scientists say there’s still much more we need to learn.

As a crew on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig worked to close up an exploratory oil well deep under the Gulf of Mexico, a pulse of gas shot up, buckling the drill pipe. The emergency valve designed to cap the well in case of an accident, the “blowout protector,” failed, and the gas reached the drill rig, triggering an explosion that killed 11 crewmembers.

Over the next three months, the uncapped well leaked more than 300 Olympic-sized swimming pools of oil into the Gulf’s waters, making it the biggest oil spill in United States history. The leak pumped out 12 times more oil than the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/bp-oil-spill-still-dont-know-effects-decade-later

Miljontals liter bajsvatten forsar ut i Öresund

Just nu forsar 700 000 liter orenat avloppsvatten i timmen ut i Öresund vid danska Skovshoved.

Anledningen är brott på en avloppsvattenledning som man ännu inte lyckats laga.

Företaget Novafos som har hand om ledningarna upptäckte i slutet på förra veckan att en av dem var sönder.

Upptäckten gjordes när man skulle flytta en avloppsledning vid Svanemøllen för att göra plats för den kommande Nordhavstunneln.

Det var dock först under måndagen som man upptäckte att felet gör att det orenade avloppsvattnet pumpas till ett regnvattensystem och släpps rakt ut i Öresund.

Det rapporterar TV2 Lorry.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/skane/miljontals-liter-avloppsvatten-forsar-ut-i-oresund

Ciao Luigi! Ciao Mario!

Ny sopskandal hotar Botkyrka – gifter kan spridas i vattnet

Trots brister – kommunen kontrollerade inte vattnet Nu visar det sig att sopberget svällt över sin tillåtna storlek och blockerar totalt nio brunnar. Och när markägaren kontrollerar en av brunnarna, på uppmaning av polisen, saknas partikelfilter helt. Därmed finns risk att kemikalier och oljespill går rakt ut i grundvattentäkten Uttran – vilket i värsta fall kan påverka dricksvattnet för boende i Botkyrka och Salem.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stockholm/risk-for-att-oljespill-i-sophogarna-gar-rakt-ut-i-grundvattnet

Poland told to halt brown coal mine near border with Czech Republic

Poland must immediately stop extracting brown coal at a mine on the border with the Czech Republic and Germany, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

March the Czech Republic filed for an injunction, saying the Turow open-cast lignite mine drains groundwater away from surrounding areas and is harming Czech citizens.

https://www.euronews.com/2021/05/21/poland-told-to-halt-brown-coal-mine-near-border-with-czech-republic

Global Crime!

SOS!

God Bless!

Tragedy!

Unbelievable!

Ciao Elisabetta!

Disaster! Tough Life!

Ciao Ursula!

OMG!

Tough Life!

Disastro!

Caos!

Så här återvinner du dina linser och linsförpackningar

Vi hoppas att du redan nu återvinner dina linsförpackningar. Men har du kanske tvekat för att du inte vet hur du sopsortera dem? Lugn, här kommer tips och råd för hur dina linser och linsförpackningar ska återvinnas.

Nyhet! Lämna in dina använda linser och linsförpackningar .

97% blir garanterat återvunnet när du lämnar in dina använda linser och linsförpackningar .

När kontaktlinserna och plastlinsförpackningarna är insamlade skickar vi dem till TerraCycling. Där strimlas de samt (om nödvändigt) tvättas.

Materialet smälts därefter ner för att bli användbart råmaterial, exempelvis plastpellets. Dessa råmaterial kan användas till nya återvunna plastprodukter.

https://www.cityoptik.se/blogg/sa-har-atervinner-du-dina-linsforpackningar

Om SSF Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning

 

Om SSF Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning, SSF, finansierar forskning inom naturvetenskap, teknik och medicin med ungefär 700 miljoner kronor om året.

SSF är en fri, oberoende aktör inom det offentliga forskningsfinansieringssystemet.

Enligt stadgarna ska SSF stödja forskning inom naturvetenskap, teknik och medicin. Stiftelsen ska främja utvecklingen av starka forskningsmiljöer av högsta internationella klass med betydelse för utvecklingen av Sveriges framtida konkurrenskraft.

Stiftelsen kommer att selektera forskningsprojekten efter två huvudkriterier: – Relevans och förväntat genomslag i samhället – Vetenskaplig kvalitet.

If susPhos (http://www.susphos.com)wants to expand to nordic countries they should market themselves as a strategic research facility

https://strategiska.se/utlysningar/

http://www.susphos.com kan lösa blågröna algers problem

We highly recommendate susPhos!

susPhos stands for sustainability and the green deal!

They have a unique point of sell which means they are the only one offering

flame-retardent from recycled Phosphate!

If you believe in sustainability, green deal, good heart and real life and real future

you are highly advised to invest in susPhos!

https://www.susphos.com/

susPhos är doldisen som kunde lösa blågröna algers problem, då de inte enbart

har patent för att återanvända fosfor, de har också kunskap angående återanvändning 

av kväve!

Xintang has a problem

Southern China’s million-tonne raw sewage problem Untreated waste water is pouring into the Pearl River Delta, with only about a third of rivers in Guangdong province meeting minimum standards, environmental watchdog says

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2087815/southern-chinas-million-tonne-raw-sewage-problem

Disaster!

Föreningen Rena Mälaren dyker året runt, på olika platser i Stockholm.

Här dyker de efter skräp på havsbotten – hittar elsparkcyklar, däck och kassaskåp

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stockholm/har-dyker-de-efter-skrap-langs-med-norr-malarstrand

Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined

The research by Rhodium Group says China emitted 27% of the world's greenhouse gases in 2019. The US was the second-largest emitter at 11% while India was third with 6.6% of emissions, the think tank said.

Scientists warn that without an agreement between the US and China it will be hard to avert dangerous climate change.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57018837

How Recycling Paper Fights Global Warming

For every ton of recovered paper that is converted into new recycled paperboard for packaging and other end uses, 3.6 million metric tons of CO2 emissions are eliminated.

Recycling paper reduces emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming in three important ways.

https://www.paperrecyclingcoalition.com/policyissues/how-recycling-paper-fights-global-warming/

You can make 100% recycled paper at home. Here’s how!

https://www.paperrecyclingcoalition.com/just-for-kids/

TrashBot does the recycling for us:

Luckily, technology is here to help us with innovative robotic solutions that make recycling as efficient as possible and keep waste out of the environment.

https://www.prescouter.com/2018/12/the-holy-grail-of-recycling-ai-powered-robots/

Most plastic is not getting recycled, and AI robots could be a solution

https://www.businessinsider.com/ai-key-tool-mankind-built-that-could-save-the-planet-with-recycling-2019-11?r=US&IR=T

Endast en tredjedel av den plast vi sorterar återvinns, resten bränns upp

Yles granskning visar att endast en tredjedel av vårt plastavfall återvinns – avfallsbolag: "Sluta inte sortera ditt plastavfall!"

För plastförpackningarnas del ligger ansvaret alltså på Suomen Uusiomuovi, som skickar avfallet till Fortums enhet i Riihimäki.

Tidigare meddelade Fortum att till och med 75 procent av plastavfallet återvinns.

I verkligheten återvinns endast en tredjedel av avfallet, visar MOT:s granskning.

https://svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2021/04/25/yles-granskning-visar-att-endast-en-tredjedel-av-vart-plastavfall-atervinns

Free Transport; cases in Germany

These German Cities Are Making Public Transport Free to Fight Pollution

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/germany/articles/these-german-cities-are-making-public-transport-free-to-fight-pollution/

Free transport, cases in France

Discover the most charming French towns where you can travel on public transport free of charge: from the war town of Dunkirk to the quaint Compiègne town on the Oise River. There has never been a better time to visit France.

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/articles/you-can-now-use-public-transport-for-free-in-some-french-towns/

Free Transport, the Tallin case

From the beginning of January 2013, Tallinn is the first capital in the EU to provide free public transport to its citizens. To be entitled to freely use public transport in Tallinn, citizens of Tallinn have to purchase the so-called ‘green card’ (EUR 2) and personalise it. People from outside Tallinn can also buy the ‘green card’ which enables them to load the needed amount of money to use public transport.

https://www.tallinn.ee/eng/freepublictransport/About-free-public-transport-in-Tallinn

German railway claims Greta lied!

Greta is guilty of lying!

https://nypost.com/2019/12/15/german-railway-claims-greta-thunberg-lied-about-taking-first-class/

No Bees! No Life! No Glyfosate pls!

Climate mess by Koch Brothers!

David is dead now but Koch brother are one of the big reasons we have climate mess!

Inside the Koch Brothers’ Toxic Empire Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world’s largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don’t want you to know is how they made all that money

The volume of Koch Industries’ toxic output is staggering. According to the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute, only three companies rank among the top 30 polluters of America’s air, water and climate: ExxonMobil, American Electric Power and Koch Industries. Thanks in part to its 2005 purchase of paper-mill giant Georgia-Pacific, Koch Industries dumps more pollutants into the nation’s waterways than General Electric and International Paper combined. The company ranks 13th in the nation for toxic air pollution. Koch’s climate pollution, meanwhile, outpaces oil giants including Valero, Chevron and Shell. Across its businesses, Koch generates 24 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic-empire-164403/

Förbudet ska skydda hälsa och miljö och gäller bruk i trädgårdar, kolonilotter, skolgårdar och parker.

Från 1 oktober förbjuds privat användning av ogräsmedlet glyfosat och tre slags insektsmedel.

https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/kant-ograsmedel-stoppas-i-tradgardar

Towards New Solutions

Tunisians demand Italy take back waste

https://news.yahoo.com/tunisians-demand-italy-back-waste-160154964.html