Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "Pollution" (12)  

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Here's something cooler than a canary in a coal mine: Tadpoles genetically engineered to glow when they encounter water pollution. African clawed frog tadpoles modified with jellyfish genes show promise as a faster and less expensive way to detect pollution than traditional methods.

Link: cbs4denver.com/(…)UW.professor.part.2.1390952.html…

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Researchers found that people living in the parts of the city with the highest levels of fine particulates and nitrogen dioxide had more than twice the chance of being hospitalized with pneumonia as people living in cleaner parts of the city. The results held up after the researchers controlled for other risk factors for pneumonia, such as smoking.

Link: www.nationalpost.com/(…)story.html…

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Chang Chung-tou, owner of Shantung Animal Husbandry Farm in Yunlin county, started training his hogs 6 years ago after neighbors complained about the stench and pollution. The farmer has also realized a 50% savings in water use.

Link: www.treehugger.com/(…)potty-training-pigs-prevents-…

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Tension is rising between the world's biggest carbon emitters at the Copenhagen climate talks: the US and China. "China has a dynamic economy which has led to it sitting on $2 trillion of reserves," says a US official. "I don't envision public funds, certainly from the United States, going to China (to help it clean up it's act)."

Link: www.telegraph.co.uk/(…)Copenhagen-climate-conferenc…

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From piece: As 50 giant oil tankers lurk off the British coast, we reveal an even more scandalous threat to the global environment...16 of the world’s largest ships can produce as much lung-clogging sulphur pollution as all the world’s cars.

Link: www.dailymail.co.uk/(…)How-16-ships-create-pollutio…

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U.S. EPA and Dow announced a deal they contend will finally address dioxin contamination from the company's chemical complex in Midland, about 200 miles from Chicago. Records show Dow has known since at least the mid-1960s that dioxins could sicken or even kill people, but the company insists the contamination does not pose health risks.

Link: www.latimes.com/(…)la-na-dow-dioxin6-2009nov6503229…

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Every year, scientists learn something new about the inner workings of lightning. With satellites, they have discovered that more than 1.2 billion lightning flashes occur around the world every year. And then there is this: each of those billion lightning flashes produces a puff of nitrogen oxide gas (NOx)

Link: www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/nox_lightning.html

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ABC has scrapped its ambitious plan to cover the skies of major cities with giant "V"s to promote the Nov. 3 debut of its alien invasion drama.

Link: www.thrfeed.com/(…)abc-scraps-plans-for-v-skywritin…

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There are some natural plants which can fight pollution inside the house, which many people are not aware about. Instead they unnecessarily try to clean ...

Link: home-and-gardening.info/(…)pollution-free-house-wit…

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A Greenpeace China investigation has found that 18 Chinese and multinational firms are failing to comply with new Chinese environmental laws.

Link: www.greenbiz.com/(…)chinese-anti-pollution-laws-sti…

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Do aliens pollute their planets? Let's hope they do, as this would give us a promising way of spotting where they live. Light pollution and artificial chemicals in the atmosphere could reveal the existence of alien life on distant planets.

Link: www.newscientist.com/(…)mg20427304.100-to-spot-an-a…

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