Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers Nitrites and their ... - Read More
Children's congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers' exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Congenital heart defects occur ... - Read More
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich have developed a new method of using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations enabling trace detection ... - Read More
Levels of contaminants higher than in some of the world's most polluted cities have been found downwind of Canada's largest oil gas and tar sands processing zone in a rural area where men suffer elevated ... - Read More
A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes report Cornell University and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers ... - Read More
Professor Takanobu Inoue of Toyohashi Tech's Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering has been conducting field surveys of mercury poisoning in Indonesia for over a decade His findings have serious implications and the situation is ... - Read More
Audio CDs all the rage in the '90s seem increasingly obsolete in a world of MP3 files and iPods leaving many music lovers with the question of what to do with their extensive compact disk ... - Read More
will discuss topics that include New evidence that emissions from biodiesel vehicles are less mutagenic than those from petroleum based diesel Research on the toxicity of conventional diesel and traditional diesel Human health effects of ... - Read More
Mention cars that get barely 3 miles to a gallon and are built for speed rather than cleanliness and images of gas guzzling pollution belching environmental menaces burning leaded gasoline or nitro may spring to ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Alberta announced today that they have determined the chemical composition of human urine The study which took more than seven years and involved a team of nearly 20 researchers has ... - Read More
Scientists at ETH Zurich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL in California have developed an innovative sensor for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy SERS Thanks to its unique surface properties at nanoscale the method can ... - Read More
The flame retardant HBCD may no longer be produced or used This was decided by representatives from over 160 countries in late May at a UN conference on chemicals in Geneva Empa's extensive research on ... - Read More
Satellite pictures of Saharan dust clouds have been in the news all summer but to Shankar Chellam they have just raised more questions How much impact did the Saharan dust have on Houston's air Is ... - Read More
Cutting the amount of short lived climate warming emissions such as soot and methane in our skies won't limit global warming as much as previous studies have suggested a new analysis shows The study also ... - Read More
Burning incense a popular cultural practice in many parts of the world generates indoor air pollutants that may cause inflammation in human lung cells say researchers in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at ... - Read More
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and its European partners have developed several effective processes for eliminating persistent pollutants from wastewater Some of these processes generate reactive species which can be used ... - Read More
During heat waves when ozone production rises plants' ozone absorption is curtailed leaving more pollution in the air This resulted in the loss of an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer ... - Read More
This summer Canada is experiencing unusually extensive wildfires This week alone 341 new forest fires have consumed a total area of 616 000 hectares The smoke clouds produced by the fires in Canada have now ... - Read More
Research by Indiana University environmental scientists shows that air pollution removal technology used in self cleaning paints and building surfaces may actually cause more problems than they solve The study finds that titanium dioxide coatings ... - Read More
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