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2011-02-09 15:14:15

Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal diversity, scientists are reporting in a new study.

2011-02-02 13:26:48

As farmers in Hungary ponder spring planting on hundreds of acres of farmland affected by last October's red mud disaster, scientists are reporting that high alkalinity is the main threat to a bountiful harvest, not toxic metals.

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2011-01-27 05:50:00

A new study finds that dispersants placed deep in the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the BP oil spill seemed to keep some oil from contaminating the water's surface -- however, the chemicals in the dispersant lingered underwater.

2011-01-12 16:41:14

Scientists are reporting that so-called "thirdhand smoke" — the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces — may be even more of a health hazard than previously believed.

2011-01-04 14:16:00

A special edition of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), one of the world's premier environmental journals, is available now for a limited time online without charge.

2010-12-15 15:54:34

Manufacturer recalls of toys, promotional drinking glasses, and other children's products constitute an ongoing "toxic toys crisis" that requires banning potentially harmful ingredients in these products and other changes in policy and practices.

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2010-12-13 10:30:08

Central Pennsylvania lands, once dotted with iron furnaces, retain traces of earlier burning.

2010-12-03 15:40:03

Fresh water and reusable energy. Humans are on a constant hunt for a sustainable supply of both.

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2010-12-01 06:48:47

Once lost in the mists of time, the colonial hydrology of the northeastern US has been reconstructed by a team of geoscientists, biological scientists and social scientists.

2010-11-10 17:35:40

Manufacturer recalls of toys, promotional drinking glasses, and other children's products constitute an ongoing "toxic toys crisis" that requires banning potentially harmful ingredients in these products and other changes in policy and practices.


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immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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