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Welsh scientists say a 25-year study suggests climate change might be hampering the recovery of Earth's rivers from the effects of acid rainfall. The research by Cardiff University Professor Steve Ormerod and biosciences researcher Isabelle Durance was undertaken in 14 middle-Wales rivers and involved assessing the number and variety of stream insects present each year.
Researchers now believe the ocean is growing more acidic faster than once thought, thanks to increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
It stinks and strikes fear in the hearts of those who work underground, but the toxic gas hydrogen sulfide may be a lifesaver for patients with heart failure.
US scientists said after more than 200 years they have finally discovered how bleach kills germs.
Peter Mordaunt, Chairman and CEO of Stingray Copper Inc.
The Associated Press PETROLIA, Pa. About 2,500 people who fled when a corrosive liquid overflowed from a tank at a chemical plant and evaporated were allowed to return home Sunday after authorities determined that no toxins remained in the air.
Thousands of western Pennsylvania residents returned home Sunday after a dangerous chemical was released from a nearby industrial facility, officials said.
PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) -- A corrosive liquid overflowed from a tank at a chemical plant in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, evaporating into a toxic cloud that snaked along the ground and forced about 2,500 to flee. At least three residents were believed to be injured.
By Emma Brady Researchers at a Midland university have found that dust found in some of the region's primary school classrooms is contaminated with high levels of pollutants and chemicals which could prove toxic.
U.S. scientists say they've found a tiny amount of inhaled or intravenous hydrogen sulfide greatly improves the survival of rats with extreme blood loss.
Sulfur (or Sulphur; see spelling below) is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is an abundant, tasteless, odorless, multivalent non-metal. Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystaline solid. In nature, it can be found as the pure element or as sulfide and sulfate minerals. It is an essential element for life and is found in several amino acids. Its commercial uses are primarily in fertilizers but it is also widely used in gunpowder,...
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