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Rising Risk Of Global Contamination Coincides With Rising Global Economy
2013-02-25 11:16:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The development of an increasingly integrated global economy, one that has seen the increase of free trade, free flow of capital, and which has tapped cheaper foreign labor markets has offered huge potential profits for businesses and even nations. But it could come at a significant cost. With the rise of a global economy, or globalization, comes the rise of the risk of global contamination. The World Health Organization (WHO)...

2013-02-07 12:20:01

Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Radioactive leaks, such as at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, contaminate the local environment. Contamination of soil and water by the radioactive form of caesium is a major problem, since it persists for a long time; levels of radioactivity reduce by half only every 30 years. Effective detection and removal of radiocaesium would accelerate recovery of the environment.Current detection methods can only localise contamination on a...

2010-06-16 21:42:59

Findings released during the annual Goldschmidt Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville How do we begin to understand what early life was like on Earth about 700 million years ago as our planet shifted from an oxygen-free and probably ice-covered realm to the oxygen-rich world that we know today? One geochemist who decodes the early record of life on Earth has found a method featuring a combination of chemical analyses for a significantly clearer picture of this dynamic...

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2009-01-27 19:01:39

Several stars of the U.S. television drama Private Practice have agreed to appear on its sister show Grey's Anatomy, ABC said Tuesday. Slated to guest star on Grey's are Practice cast members Kate Walsh, Audra McDonald and Taye Diggs. Former Melrose Place heartthrob Grant Show and In Treatment actress Melissa George are set to appear on the Feb. 12 episode of Grey's, as well. Addison, Naomi and Sam rush the ailing Archer to Seattle Grace and reunite with old friends Derek and Mark to help...


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