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2014-01-17 11:32:44

Thousands of chemicals serving a variety of human needs flood into sewage treatment plants once their use life has ended. Many belong to a class of chemicals known as CECs (for chemicals of emerging concern), which may pose risks to both human and environmental health. Arjun Venkatesan, a recent doctorate and Rolf Halden, professor and director of the Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, have carried out meticulous tracking of many of these...

2014-01-17 08:22:31

BURNABY, British Columbia, January 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing gap between water demand and supply, coupled with ground and surface water contamination is driving the Brazilian wastewater treatment plants market Brazil accounts for about 18% water supply globally, but the distribution of water resources is highly uneven. North Brazil, with lower population concentration, has availability of about 70% of the country's water resources, while the southeast region...

2014-01-13 12:27:29

HAVERHILL, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services (www.curtisbaymws.com), a growing comprehensive medical waste service company, has acquired the Waste Management Healthcare Solutions New England based customer service operation and the turnkey medical waste processing facility assets. Curtis Bay currently operates an established New England medical waste transfer station in Haverhill, MA, and continues to expand its geographic footprint in the New...

2014-01-09 23:21:24

FuelMaxx Inc introduces The EPEC (Electron Proton Energy Cell) Advanced Nanotechnology to increase Fuel Efficiency in Heavy Duty over the road trucks by more than 20%. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The EPEC (Electron Proton Energy Cell) technology is based on a process where a minimal amount of micro oxy-hydrogen gas and plasma (also known as ionized air) is added to the combustion process. This directly improves the air fuel mixture, and increases the flame speed and combustion...

2014-01-08 08:21:15

Majority not OK with waste management cost increase to support composting WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data suggests that Americans would be open to composting in their homes if it were more convenient. However, the same national survey found that they don't want to pay additional fees or taxes to support such services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/DC21142LOGO) While 72 percent of Americans do not compost their food waste, 67 percent of...

2014-01-07 08:22:49

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTC:CTEI) Cemtrex Inc. (www.cemtrex.com) announced today that it is experiencing increased level of inquiries in its emission monitors from cement companies. On July 18, 2012, the EPA had proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Cement Manufacturing Industry and set a compliance deadline date of September 9, 2015. With this compliance date fast approaching Cement manufacturers are...

Dangerous New Carcinogens
2014-01-07 08:10:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions, such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat have been found by a research team at Oregon State University. Their findings, published in Environmental Science and Technology, reveal that these compounds are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds, known as carcinogens. The previously unknown compounds raise concerns about the health impacts...

2014-01-02 16:20:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent Environmental Protection Agency ruling that sewage sludge gasification technology patented by MaxWest Environmental Systems Inc., is not an incinerator heralds a major victory not only for clean air and water but also for taxpayers in municipalities looking for a sustainable alternative to costly incineration. The EPA, in a letter dated Dec. 19, determined that federal emissions guidelines and compliance rules for sewage...

2013-12-20 23:04:39

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation recently hosted a workshop on creating safe and healthy smokefree casino jobs. Don Buenger, a Principal with the architectural firm Urban Design Group, was invited to speak about designing smokefree casino environments, and he was presented with an award for his firm’s innovative work. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Donald C. Buenger, AIA, LEED AP, Principal with Urban Design Group (UDG), recently spoke about design considerations...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.