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No Final Declaration After Arctic Council Meeting As U.S. Refuses Mention Of Climate Change

The participants at the Arctic Council meeting in Finland’s far northern town of Rovaniemi have failed to issue a final declaration reportedly due to a U.S. refusal to mention climate change. At the start of the council’s 11th ministerial meeting, Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini said the final joint declaration was “off the table” and… Read more »

Loch Ness monster mystery solved? Study claims ancient dinosaur discovery influenced delusion

Reports that a creature was living in Scotland’s Loch Ness go back to the sixth century. The 19th and 20th centuries, in particular, saw an increase in interest, especially after the infamous “surgeon’s photograph” in 1934. Now, a new study suggests that the legend of the Loch Ness monster and other long-necked “sea monsters” may have… Read more »

Over 1,000 harbour porpoises die in UK waters each year

According to conservationists the shy and elusive cetaceans are accidentally trapped in gillnets – nets that are set at the surface or on the seabed – causing them to suffocate and die. A report by WWF and Sky Ocean Rescue estimates that on average 3 porpoises are killed each day. The estimate is based on… Read more »

Plans to Uncover Athens’ Hidden River Are Underway

Unusual among European cities Athens does not have a river that flows freely through the city.  In the 1930’s during rapid urban development the Ilissos River was covered over and a tram line built on top of it. In October 2018 the tram line closed after poor maintenance and the rumble of thousands of trams… Read more »

Russian whales in ‘prison.’

In late February Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed several ministries together with scientific organizations to come up with a solution for releasing almost 100 captured, mainly juvenile whales. By mid-May, they had not been released, although the authorities suggested that they will be within the next two months. However the whales, both orcas and belugas,… Read more »

Houston – We Have a Problem

The International Space Station is brimming with bacteria and fungi that can cause diseases and form biofilms that promote antibiotic resistance, and can even corrode the spacecraft, a new study has found. The station, now over 20 years old, has been visited by more than 222 astronauts and up to six resupply missions a year… Read more »

Ed Sheeran’s pond inspected after neighbours complain

Ed Sheeran’s wildlife pond has been given the all-clear by inspectors despite neighbours complaining that it is actually a swimming pool. A Suffolk Coastal District Council team visited the pop star’s estate as a result of the concerns raised and found “no evidence that it is not a wildlife pond as plants are growing in… Read more »

New UN report on global warming

Record sea level rises and devastating floods, storms, heatwaves and wildfires are recorded as climate change impacts grow, says a UN report by The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) which warns that the effects of global warming are accelerating. The WMO’s state of the climate 2018 report gives a damning account of record greenhouse gases driving global… Read more »

Duck eating fish upsets children

A large fish spotted eating ducks at an Essex shopping centre has been removed because it upset children. The 11kg catfish was plucked out of a man-made lake at the Lakeside shopping mall in Thurrock by the Environment Agency after complaints that it had been seen consuming passing ducks and other wildfowl. “It’s not great… Read more »

1,100 dolphins wash up dead on French beaches in three months

Industrial fishing has been blamed for the death of record numbers of dolphins, washing up on beaches in France so far this year – often in a mutilated state. Deaths in the first 3 months of 2019 are higher than deaths recorded for the whole of 2018. The mass deaths have alarmed animal welfare groups… Read more »

Product Spotlight

PrimeLab Photometer

The PrimeLab photometer hand-held Bluetooth® device is expandable and portable, developed for ultimate flexibility for use in a range of water systems. With only one light source and the JENCOLOR multi-spectral sensor used exclusively in the PrimeLab, it is possible to measure all water parameters where the water sample is visibly discoloured after addition of a reagent. Key Features of PrimeLab Photometer: The first and only PrimeLab photometer with just 1 LED / 1 JENCOLOR sensor, covering the 400 wavelength (380nm-780nm). More than a 100 different parameters available. Activation of add-on parameters is possible even after purchase. Powerful PC-software and app with free cloud service. Creating reports and dosage recommendations by just a click, using your individual water treatment chemicals.

HuwaSan TR50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

HuwaSan TR50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. HuwaSan TR50 kills legionella bacteria and in addition removes biofilm. It is safer to use than chlorine as the disinfection breakdown products are oxygen and water. Independent testing shows that HuwaSan TR50 provides a very wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, amoebae (such as amoeba acanthus which can act as a host to legionella bacteria) and algae.

MC1+ Protector

Formulated to prevent wear and tear and the resulting debris, MC1+ stops magnetite and other deposits forming. As it does this, it protects the central heating, keeping the boiler working efficiently and helping to ensure the system lasts for longer.

MM2050 - PT100 Thermometer

Four/three/two wire measurement, Max/min functions, Hold function, Dual display, °C/°F/°A selectable, Simultaneous display of real time and max/min/hold measurement, Self calibrating.

MD610 Photometer

The MD610 gives you a mobile device in a modern design with the analytical features of a laboratory photometer. All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Armitage Shanks Markwik 21

Markwik21

(TB H2a) an integral thermostatic bib mixer tap, single long lever mixer. Single flow fixed horizontal nozzle, sequential operation. Sequential operation ensures both hot and cold supply are purged on each use, long lever gives precise control. Insulated technology keeps the ‘hot’ side of the mixer at a safe surface temperature.

AS Shower chrome

AS Shower chrome

Legionnaires‘ disease is usually spread by the breathing in of water vapour containing Legionella bacteria which is then deposited on the lungs. The bacteria thrives in water temperatures between 25 and 45°C and so showers by their very nature create an ideal environment for the bacteria to spread. The AS SHOWER chrome filter provides reliable and immediate protection against Legionella, removing bacteria at the point of use, allowing users to shower safely.