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The world's lakes have finally been counted

Finland is called 'the land of a thousand lakes'. On registration plates in Minnesota it says '10,000 lakes!', and in Sweden there are about 100,000 lakes. But how many lakes are there in the whole world? ...

Sep 03, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city

Air pollution regulations over the last decade in Taiyuan, China, have substantially improved the health of people living there, accounting for a greater than 50% reduction in costs associated with loss of life and disability ...

Sep 02, 2014 5 / 5 (7) 0

The underestimated risk of ethanol fireplaces

Ethanol fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. However, they are not only highly combustible – in the past, severe accents have occurred repeatedly with decorative fireplaces. The devices also pollute ...

Sep 01, 2014 4.3 / 5 (3) 1

Could Iceland volcano disrupt air travel?

Following further reports of seismic activity around volcanoes in Iceland, scientists from the University's Department of Meteorology provide comment on the likelihood of an eruption - and how any ash plume ...

Sep 01, 2014 1 / 5 (2) 0

Thailand totters towards waste crisis

A blaze at a vast rubbish dump home to six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis.

Sep 01, 2014 not rated yet 0