Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tags Pollution/remediation

Tag: pollution/remediation

Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension

TAMPA, Fla. (June 18, 2019) -- Air pollution significantly increases the risk for premature deaths, particularly in people with underlying cardiovascular disease, clinical...

Methods in belowground botany

Plant root systems play a crucial role in ecosystems, radically impacting everything from nutrient cycling to species composition. Despite their importance, scientists...

From surfer shorts to surgical drapes

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms...

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...