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Archive for the Category ‘Pollution’

Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline

Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline

There are fears of an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as efforts to clear up an oil spill have been suspended because of bad weather. A drilling rig leased by the oil company BP exploded and sank off the Louisiana coast last week. Some 1,000 barrels of oil a day are leaking into […]

Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions

Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions

The ocean is becoming a noisier place due to increased greenhouse gas emissions, California and Hawaii scientists report. Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbed by the oceans not only has increased seawater acidity but has affected its acoustics—making it more transparent to low-frequency sound, the scientists said in a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. […]

Pathogenic E. Coli Pervasive In Stream-water Samples With Low Concentrations Of Fecal Indicator Bacteria

Pathogenic E. Coli Pervasive In Stream-water Samples With Low Concentrations Of Fecal Indicator Bacteria

Bacteria commonly used to indicate health risks in recreational waters might not be so reliable after all. Pathogenic E. coli were pervasive in stream-water samples with low concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria. This is one of the unexpected findings from recent research that may affect how researchers and resource managers rely on indicator bacteria to […]

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot Allows Scientists To Study Permeable Surfaces That May Help The Environment. Paved parking lots and driveways make our lives easier, but they often create an easy pathway for pollutants to reach underground water sources and alter the natural flow of water back into the ground. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

Rising seas threaten cities

Rising seas threaten cities

This city of 20 million rose from the sea and grew into a modern showcase, with skyscrapers piercing the clouds, atop tidal flats fed by the mighty Yangtze River. Now Shanghai’s future depends on finding ways to prevent the same waters from reclaiming it. Global warming and melting glaciers and polar ice sheets are raising […]

Air Quality Improvements Over The Last Decade May Be A Factor In Fewer Ear Infections

Air Quality Improvements Over The Last Decade May Be A Factor In Fewer Ear Infections

Strides in improving the nation’s air quality over the past ten years may be a factor in fewer cases of ear infections (otitis media) in children. These results are according to new research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA. […]

Melting glaciers bring 1980s pollution revival

Melting glaciers bring 1980s pollution revival

Bad hair and shoulder pads are not the only things from the 1980s that we’d rather not see again. Nasty chemicals banned in that decade are also on the list. Unfortunately, melting Alpine glaciers are generating a revival of toxic organic pollutants. Christian Bogdal and colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich […]

Air Pollution May Raise Preterm Birth Risk

Air Pollution May Raise Preterm Birth Risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Exposure to air pollution later in pregnancy may raise a woman’s risk of delivering her baby too soon, a new study suggests. The findings, reported in the journal Epidemiology, do not prove that air pollution, per se, triggers preterm labor in some women. But they do provide “limited support” for […]

China Blames Developed Nations For Pollution

China Blames Developed Nations For Pollution

China, one of the world’s leading emitters of carbon dioxide, has blamed developed countries for causing the catastrophic global warming. Chinese President Hu Jintao said Monday that as a developing country, China should not be expected to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, shifting the responsibility to developed countries. The World Bank has reported that 16 […]

China Terms Carbon Tax Protectionism

China Terms Carbon Tax Protectionism

China says a proposed carbon tax on imported goods from countries without stringent environmental laws would violate World Trade Organization rules. Expressing his government’s firm opposition to any such tax, Chinese Assistant Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said it would amount to trade protectionism, China Daily reported. The carbon tax as it relates to climate change […]

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