Hundreds evacuated as Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

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At least 600 residents on a tiny island off Papua New Guinea have been evacuated after a volcano previously believed to be dormant erupted

SYDNEY, Australia (Jan. 7, 2018) — Some 600 residents on a tiny island off Papua New Guinea have been evacuated after a volcano previously believed to be dormant erupted and spewed a “continuous plume” of ash, officials and reports said Sunday, January 7. Continue reading Hundreds evacuated as Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

Pollutionwatch: reducing sulphur emissions saves lives – and forests

steam billows from ferrybridge, eggborough and drax coal fired power stations
How we were: steam billows from Ferrybridge, Eggborough and Drax coal fired power stations, in Yorkshire, photographed in January 2009. All have been modified, adapted to multifuel or demolished – to be replaced by cleaner alternatives. Photograph: Alamy

We used to worry more about acid rain than about climate change. It took years but the agreements made in the Gothenburg Protocol have made a difference

January 7, 2018 — Today we focus our concern on climate change, but 40 years ago it was acid rain and forest die-back that dominated our air and environment debate. In 1977, a new measurement Continue reading Pollutionwatch: reducing sulphur emissions saves lives – and forests