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Arctic Mammals Can Metabolize Some Pesticides: Study
2014-08-08 03:33:01

New research from the University of Guelph reveals that arctic mammals such as caribou can metabolize some current-use pesticides (CUPs) ingested in vegetation.

Three Times More Mercury In Upper Ocean Since Industrial Revolution: Study
2014-08-07 03:05:46

Although the days of odd behavior among hat makers are a thing of the past, the dangers mercury poses to humans and the environment persist today.

2014-08-06 08:25:11

AbTech Holdings Targets Stormwater and Mining Industries including Selenium VI Removal Capability to Undetectable at Part per Billion Concentration Level SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug.

2014-08-01 08:23:02

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc.

2014-07-31 12:21:22

- Continental acquires 100% ownership of joint venture AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The international automotive supplier Continental

2014-07-28 13:10:39

In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms.

2014-07-28 12:24:17

New Green For All Poll Shows Communities of Color View Climate Change as Imminent Threat and Support Carbon Pollution Standards WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

global food supply
2014-07-28 07:35:54

While previous research has investigated the potential impact that climate change and air pollution can have on crops individually, a new study suggests that the interaction between these two risk factors has been overlooked and could drastically increase the threat to the global food supply.

2014-07-25 12:22:12

National telephone press conference to focus on public hearings in Atlanta, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh on the proposed first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants WASHINGTON,

polluted exoplanet
2014-07-24 04:09:47

Industrial pollution could help in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), claim Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) researchers who have started looking for signs of pollutions on other worlds.


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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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.