Author Archives: drprpich

The buzz around pesticides

Evidence is mounting regarding the environmental damage caused by ‘nerve-agent’ pesticides such as Cruiser OSR, which contains the active ingredient thiamethoxam derived from the neo-nicotinoid family of insecticides. Cruiser OSR is used to treat rapeseed crops however, two recent studies … Continue reading

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Trade endangering wildlife

The illicit capture and trade of wildlife products has garnered the attention of the UN General Assembly during discussions about strengthening national and international governance. International trade in endangered species products is estimated to be worth $8-10B per year globally. … Continue reading

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Forward thinking ‘accidentally’ green businesses

A number of novel businesses have achieved success and differentiated themselves through the concept of “harvesting idle assets”. Examples such as Skype, which removes the need for travel for a face to face meeting, or companies that let people lease … Continue reading

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Human health and air pollution

Air pollution impacts to human health are estimated to reduce human lives by eight months to two years, depending upon the region in which one lives. A recent report by the European Environment Agency states that microscopic particles, among the … Continue reading

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Urban adaptation to climate change

A city’s ability to cope with higher temperatures and changing precipitation patterns depends upon a number of factors including population density, demographics, availability of green space and geographic location. While urban adaptation to climate change appears to be an issue … Continue reading

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Climate mayhem

London Geologist Bill McGuire argues that global warming may trigger geological events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and resultant tsunamis. The link between these subterranean events and climate change is supported by evidence of catastrophic geological events of the past. … Continue reading

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Attack of the killer moths……

The giant moth was once thought confined to the world of science fiction. Researchers in Scotland are finding out that the giant moth, though smaller than its cinematic cousin, may wreak a similar level of damage to the coniferous forests … Continue reading

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