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2014-06-19 12:23:17

PORTLAND, Ore., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water issues now dominate the discussion in America's older cities where wastewater and stormwater infrastructure built a century ago are now in decay. These problems are spreading to suburbia whose infrastructure solutions are now proving less than adequate as development spreads and watersheds have been paved over with impermeable surfaces. What techniques, resources, and hard-infrastructure solutions are there to solve these aging storm...

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. Student Works Disposal collects and disposes of waste sustainably at http://www.studentworksdisposal.com/ Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Student Works Disposal, a Vancouver-based junk disposal company, has recently announced that it will now start collecting, organizing, reusing and recycling different kinds of household waste in Vancouver. This action is taken in order...

2014-06-17 23:06:52

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Medical Waste Management. Global market for Medical Waste Management is projected to reach US$12.8 billion by 2020, driven by growing environmental concerns over biomedical waste, spiraling consumption of disposable medical products, and stricter medical waste laws, regulations, and standards. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Growing number of hospitals and clinics worldwide has resulted in...

2014-06-17 12:23:35

DUBLIN, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6cflkh/china_solid_waste) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Solid Waste Disposal Industry" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Sound Environmental Resources Co., Ltd.is the leader in domestic solid waste disposal field, with businesses covering the whole range of the solid waste disposal industry chain. With...

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 study to develop a clean-up method for dealing with the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination at a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS). This investigation and feasibility study are estimated to cost $9.4 million, with the federal government paying 90 percent and current property owners paying the...

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 sectors continues to drive water treatment chemicals market in India Water treatment chemicals are used for the treatment of water in boilers, cooling towers, and effluents from industries and sewage treatment plants. Growing demand from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment continues to be the...

2014-06-09 20:21:23

In First Ad, Seven-Year-Old Shows Health and Safety Risks of Proposed Marine Transfer Station on E. 91st Street and Asks City Leaders to Develop A Smarter Plan NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pledge 2 Protect (P2P) and Asphalt Green launched their first television ad today, aimed at educating New Yorkers about the risks of the remaining components of the Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) adopted by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Although most of the SWMP has been...

2014-06-09 14:51:10

University of New Hampshire 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. Now new research funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture indicates that lakes in New England and the Adirondack Mountains are recovering rapidly from the...

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 Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share, payable on July 2, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 25, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140423/77839 About CovantaCovanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and...

2014-06-05 10:45:37

BMJ-British Medical Journal But picture less clear for impact on heart attack and stroke risk, large study finds But its impact on directly boosting the risk of heart attacks and stroke is rather less clear, the research indicates. 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. The research team therefore set out to explore the short term...


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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