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

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 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. Mercury is a naturally occurring element as well as a by-product of such distinctly human enterprises as burning coal and making cement. Estimates of "bioavailable" mercury—forms of the element that can be taken up by animals and humans—play an important role in everything from drafting an...

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. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbTech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced...

2014-08-01 08:23:02

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for its second quarter...

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 has acquired 100% ownership of the exhaust technologies specialist Emitec. Until now, it was a 50/50 joint venture with Continental and Continental's partner GKN. The acquisition will take effect on July 31, 2014 and Emitec will become part of the Powertrain Division. Continental already has a comprehensive product...

2014-07-28 13:10:39

USDA 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. While trees’ pollution removal equated to an average air quality improvement of less than 1 percent, the impacts of that improvement are substantial. Researchers valued the human health effects of the reduced air pollution...

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/ -- With climate change a present danger to the American people's health, environment and the nation's wildlife, clean air leaders today hailed the Environmental Protection Agency's historic public hearings this week on its Clean Power Plan to curb carbon pollution from existing power plants, a key driver of...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. In research published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change, MIT associate professor of civil and environmental...

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, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With historic public hearings fast approaching, clean air leaders will hold a national telephone press conference on July 28, 2014 discussing benefits from the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on public health, wildlife, jobs and the...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. According to the study authors, by studying exoplanet atmospheres, scientists can look for gases such as oxygen and methane that only exist together if they are replenished by microbial life. In addition, they...

2014-07-23 23:00:28

MarketReportschina.com adds “China Dust-collecting Equipment Market Report, 2014-2018” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 By 2013, there were about more than 500 enterprises engaging in the dust-collecting equipment in China, including about 320 related enterprises engaging in the manufacturing of bag-type dust collectors and remaining more than 200 enterprises mainly engaging in the manufacturing of electrostatic precipitators. At the end of 2013,...


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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