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2014-06-17 23:16:16

One of the biggest environmental issues in Canada is that of large volumes of junk that end up in landfill sites.

2014-06-17 23:06:52

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Medical Waste Management.

2014-06-17 12:23:35

DUBLIN, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6cflkh/china_solid_waste)

2014-06-13 08:20:35

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice, in a precedent-setting move, agreed to pay 90 percent of the cost of a remedial investigation and feasibility

2014-06-11 12:22:41

BURNABY, British Columbia, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expansion in Oil and Gas refineries and increasing treated water requirement from power, chemicals and F&B

2014-06-09 20:21:23

In First Ad, Seven-Year-Old Shows Health and Safety Risks of Proposed Marine Transfer Station on E.

2014-06-09 14:51:10

For more than 40 years, policy makers have been working to reduce acid rain, a serious environmental problem that can devastate lakes, streams, and forests and the plants and animals that live in these ecosystems.

2014-06-05 16:23:39

Dividend Payment Set at $0.18 Per Share MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") today announced that the

2014-06-05 10:45:37

The evidence suggests that high levels of certain air pollutants are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, but exactly how this association works has not been clarified.

2014-06-02 08:24:00

AbTech's Smart Sponge® Plus Receives EPA Extension SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service


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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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