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Rising Risk Of Global Contamination Coincides With Rising Global Economy
2013-02-25 11:16:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The development of an increasingly integrated global economy, one that has seen the increase of free trade, free flow of capital, and which has tapped cheaper foreign labor markets has offered huge potential profits for businesses and even nations. But it could come at a significant cost. With the rise of a global economy, or globalization, comes the rise of the risk of global contamination. The World Health Organization (WHO)...

2012-11-14 12:57:19

A distinguished Australian scientist, the winner of an international soil science prize, has called for Australia to lead a renewed global effort to reverse the alarming degradation and contamination of the world´s food-producing soils. Professor Ravi Naidu, the Managing Director of Australia´s CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment is this year´s recipient of the International Soil Science Award, presented annually by the Soil Science Society of...

2012-02-02 07:27:02

The effects of climate change could expose Australians to greater risks from toxic contamination, a leading scientist has warned. Increased flooding could release contaminants previously regarded as secure into groundwater, rivers, oceans, the food supply and atmosphere, the director of the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, Professor Ravi Naidu said today. “Most of our urban landfills contain highly toxic substances from past decades — and...

2011-11-07 16:18:52

Australia has taken a key step towards improving measures of human health risk with the release of new guidelines targeting one of our commonest sources of industrial contamination. A new guidance document on the health screening levels (HSLs) for petroleum hydrocarbons in soil, soil vapor and groundwater has been released by the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). It is expected to provide the basis for guidance in the...

2010-12-09 13:25:53

Australia has renewed its commitment to a clean environment and healthy, safe community by extending its national research effort into contamination and clean-up by a further nine years. The Managing Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Professor Ravi Naidu, welcomed the announcement today by Minister for Science Senator Kim Carr that CRC CARE will be extended for a further nine years. CRC CARE II is one of...

2010-11-11 13:24:44

Professor Paul Ehrlich, senior statesman of the environmental movement, and currently visiting Australia, today joined with Australian researchers to warn of the danger of man-made chemicals accumulating in the environment and the tissues of living organisms, including people. Speaking at a public meeting organised by the University of Adelaide's Environment Institute, Professor Ehrlich said the continuing contamination by artificial and other toxic compounds released into the environment by...

2010-10-26 21:41:03

A team of Australian and Chinese scientists has pioneered a new way to make clean energy from land so contaminated with toxic waste that it is good for little else. A collaboration between researchers from Australia's CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) and its offshore partners HLM Asia Group and Shaoguan University has delivered proof of concept for a new system for cleaning up badly polluted land that produces greenhouse-friendly energy for homes...

2010-06-16 13:14:24

Australian scientists have developed a groundbreaking treatment to clean up the highly toxic and persistent foam chemicals used worldwide to fight thousands of fires. Their achievement comes in response to growing global concern over the cancer and environmental risks from long-lasting chemicals in the foams used internationally to control petrol and other fires at tens of thousands of sites worldwide during the past half century. The importance of the work by researchers at the CRC for...

2010-01-03 08:00:56

Australian scientists have announced the world's first successful large-scale restoration of a coastal wetland being devastated by acid runoff. A dramatic improvement in environmental conditions has been achieved by researchers working on the trial Hills Creek catchment at the East Trinity site near Cairns in Queensland, using a combination of natural tidal action and strategic treatment with lime. Mangrove and wetlands are returning, birdlife is flocking to the area and fish abound in creeks...


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