Saturday, August 24, 2019
Tags Pollution/remediation

Tag: pollution/remediation

EWG: Nitrate pollution of US tap water could cause 12,500 cancer...

WASHINGTON - Nitrate pollution of U.S. drinking water may cause up to 12,594 cases of cancer a year, according to a new peer-reviewed study...

Switchgrass hybrid yields insights into plant evolution

Switchgrass is attractive as a potential bioenergy crop because it can grow for years without having to be replanted. Requiring less fertilizer than...

Sediment from fishing choking out sea sponges, study shows

Sediment stirred up from fishing activity has a negative effect on reef-building sea sponges in northern British Columbia, according to a new study...

Fishers keen to help address the problem of marine litter

Commercial fishers are acutely aware of the potential for marine litter to cause lasting damage to their catches and the wider industry, a...

USA lags behind EU, Brazil and China in banning harmful pesticides

Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil and China, are still widely used in the USA,...

Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals

Something as simple as chatting with your neighbours about their new energy-efficient home renovations can affect wider climate change predictions, a new...

Berkeley Lab technology provides clarity amid Hawaiian water contamination concerns

One of the first things that comes to mind when you think of Hawaii are warm, tropical beaches with inviting, clear water. In...

Toxic metals found in reproductive organs of critically endangered eels

The future of European eels--a critically-endangered species--is under threat from toxic metals found in the rivers and lakes where they live, research...

Breathing in black carbon from polluted air linked to alterations in...

Evidence that breathing in tiny particles of black carbon, typically a result of burning diesel, is linked to an increased volume of peripheral, smaller...

New process to rinse heavy metals from soils

When poisonous heavy metals like lead and cadmium escape from factories or mines, they can pollute the nearby soil. With no easy ways to...