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2014-03-31 09:45:55

Members of the Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology group have discovered evidence of "feminization" of male fish in the estuaries of Gernika, Arriluze, Santurtzi, Plentzia, Ondarroa, Deba and Pasaia. The first cases (2007-2008) were detected in Urdaibai, and the most recent data confirm that they are also taking place in other estuaries. Pollutants acting as oestrogens are responsible for this phenomenon which, among other changes, is causing ovocytes —immature ova— to appear in male...

2014-03-28 23:24:21

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds Latest Report on “Research Report on China Waste Incineration for Power Generation Industry, 2014-2018” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 With the development of Chinese economy, upgrading of urbanization and changes of lifestyle, waste output keeps increasing, leading to serious environment pollution. Many cities are faced with garbage disposal problems. China has the most waste output in the world with more than 7 billion tons of...

2014-03-25 23:22:38

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds “China Hazardous Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2013-2016” to its store. It was estimated that China produced 40 million tons of industrial hazardous waste in 2013, representing an increase of 15.4 % over the previous year. Dallas, TExas (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 China is a big producer of industrial hazardous waste. With the issuance of environmental protection policies, technological upgrading, etc., China’s utilization and standardized disposal...

WHO Pegs Air Pollution As Top Environmental Hazard, Resulting In Millions Of Deaths Annually
2014-03-25 10:34:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new information released from the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is currently the No. 1 environmental hazard around the world – causing around 7 million deaths in 2012. The new WHO estimates on air pollution are driven by a greater understanding of the diseases brought on by both indoor and outdoor air pollution and a better evaluation of human contact with air pollutants via improved measurement capacity...

2014-03-25 08:22:47

ALBANY, New York, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketResearchReports.Biz includes new market research report "China Hazardous Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2013-2016" to its large collection of research report. China is a big producer of industrial hazardous waste. With the issuance of environmental protection policies, technological upgrading, etc., China's utilization and standardized disposal of hazardous waste has been significantly improved over recent years,...

2014-03-21 20:20:39

To ensure the presence of heavy metals in wastewater is reduced to safe and EPA-compliant levels, industrial companies count on Wastech Controls & Engineering, Inc. LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When using a pump lift station system for wastewater treatment and many other industrial and laboratory processes, it is necessary to work with heavy metals like Nickel, Chrome, Zinc, Cadmium and Copper, among others. Yet, these common industrial byproducts can pose considerable health...

2014-03-21 08:21:49

DUBLIN, Mar. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7rrdl3/china_scr ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Chinese SCR Denitration Catalyst Industry" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) With the rapid development of China's economy and the escalation of industrialization level, the air pollution is getting worse. Nitrogen oxide emissions in China grew to 23.378...

2014-03-20 12:30:29

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:FGD Market for new FGD Systems (Wet and Dry FGD systems), Reagents and Replacement Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2019 Power plants utilizing fossil fuel such as coal emit sulfur dioxide with the flue gas, cause harmful environmental effects such as acid rain. To remove sulfur dioxide from the flue gas, flue gas desulfurization...

2014-03-19 16:21:18

Industry Pressure Leaves Enforcement Hands Tied and LA Communities Chronically Exposed to Dangerous Lead Levels SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control folded under industry pressure and ignored proven particulate sampling technology that could have shown Exide Technologies is the source of lead and arsenic contamination in East LA communities, Consumer Watchdog said today. Without proof of the...

2014-03-19 12:22:41

DUBLIN, Mar. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pz4gzq/brazil_wastewater ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Brazilian Wastewater Treatment Plants Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) In Brazil, sewage treatment rate is considerably low, as only 30-35% of sewage was treated in 2012. Low sewage collection & treatment rate, and poor...


Latest Pollution Reference Libraries

Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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