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2014-06-28 13:20:53

Arizona State University Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions, but they also have a dark side. Once their use life has ended, such agents often become environmental contaminants, sometimes resistant to bioremediation. In a series of new studies, Anca Delgado, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, examines unique groups of microorganisms, capable of converting hazardous chlorinated chemicals like trichloroetheene (or TCE) into...

NASA Images Highlight US Air Quality Improvement
2014-06-27 03:22:56

Kathryn Hansen, NASA Anyone living in a major US city for the past decade may have noticed a change in the air. The change is apparent in new NASA satellite images unveiled this week that demonstrate the reduction of air pollution across the country. After ten years in orbit, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite has been in orbit sufficiently long to show that people in major US cities are breathing less nitrogen dioxide – a yellow-brown gas that can cause...

2014-06-26 23:06:53

The bill involves issues surrounding groundwater contamination statutes, which may impact two groundwater lawsuits over Camp Lejeune and CTS Corporation. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by toxic substances is commenting on Senate Bill 574, which was just signed into law by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. The law may revitalize two key water contamination lawsuits in federal...

2014-06-26 08:22:31

DUBLIN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vcwqwr/air_quality) has announced the addition of the "Global Air Quality Control Systems (Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD), Electrostatic Precipitators, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Control Systems, Scrubber & Mercury Control Systems) Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report estimates the 'Air Quality Control Systems...

2014-06-25 23:02:05

Alliance Formed for the Commercialization of BioJet Technology to Solve the Challenges of Environmental Remediation in Low-Permeability Contaminated Soils Hanover, MD (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Hayward Baker Inc. (HBI) announces the formation of a strategic alliance with EOS Remediation, LLC (EOS, Raleigh, NC) and Chemical Grouting Co., Ltd. (CG Co., Tokyo, Japan) for the commercialization of the BioJet™ technology. BioJet technology provides a solution for one of the most difficult...

2014-06-21 23:01:17

Changing regulations make it mandatory for the industrial players to install and upgrade the flue gas treatment systems in their plants. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/air-quality-control-systems-reports-9489754251.html (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 Air quality control is one segment attracting significant investments and developments to meet the demand from various sectors. Social policies have been started by governments to encourage air quality control practices, which will...

2014-06-20 23:02:08

The demand for waste management services such as solids control, containment & handling, and treatment & disposal are on a rise. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/waste-management-in-drilling-reports-2042744486.html (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Drilling activities are increasing year-on-year, which generates drilling waste that contains a variety of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. When discharged into unlined pits, these toxic substances can seep into the soil and may...

2014-06-19 12:23:20

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market in Brazil 2014-2018 http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/water/water_wastewater_treatment_equipment_market_brazil_2014_2018.html TechNavio's analysts forecast the Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment market in Brazil to grow at a CAGR of 9.3 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market...

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...


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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