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Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day

ENN Pollution - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 22:30
In a world where the demand for water continues to grow and the resource is finite, a new United Nations report argues that wastewater, discarded into the environment every day, once treated, can help meet the needs for freshwater as well as for raw materials for energy and agriculture.
Categories: Ecological News

"Super sponge" promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more

ENN Pollution - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 22:13
Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CFANS) Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team created a spongethat can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds. Thanks to the application of nanotechnology, the team developed a sponge with outstanding mercury adsorption properties where mercury contaminations can be removed from tap, lake and industrial wastewater to below detectable limits in less than 5 seconds (or around 5 minutes for industrial wastewater). The sponge converts the contamination into a non-toxic complex so it can be disposed of in a landfill after use. The sponge also kills bacterial and fungal microbes.
Categories: Ecological News

Natural gas leaks from power plants, refineries, 100 times greater than thought

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 21:37
Natural gas is meant to be a far lower carbon fuel than coal, writes Steve Horn. But a new study shows that methane leaks from gas power plants and oil refineries are 20-120 times higher than thought. And with methane a greenhouse gas almost 100 times stronger than CO2 over 20 years, the leaks are equivalent to about a tenth of the US's CO2 emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

How to fix the East Africa Crisis

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:49
The world is seeing the human cost of climate disruption playing out across the Horn of Africa. Severe droughts, erratic rainfall and rising temperatures have tipped nations towards famine and left communities fighting for survival. But it's also a man-made crisis and one that we can address both in the short and long term reports JOE WARE
Categories: Ecological News

More farmers claim that Monsanto's leading weed killer product caused them cancer.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Monsanto is facing more pressure to compensate farmers and farm workers who allege that its leading pesticide product caused them to develop cancer.
Categories: Ecological News

Here's why the Environmental Protection Agency was created.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
As the EPA becomes the subject of focus for major cuts under President Trump's proposed budget, it's worth looking back at the moment in time when the EPA was first created, and why Richard Nixon saw a need for the agency to exist.
Categories: Ecological News

Water-borne chemicals near military base exceed EPA health guidelines.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
The chemical detection is the latest example of PFCs being found at levels above recommended health limits in numerous locations around the state.
Categories: Ecological News

Here are some of the world’s worst cities for air quality.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Satellite data show seasonal and regional changes in global ozone, ammonia levels.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change effect: Global warming could increase diabetes.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
The two conditions are linked, says a new study that found the number of diabetes diagnoses increased when temperatures rose by 1 degree Celsius.
Categories: Ecological News

Chinese supermarkets pull Brazil meat from shelves as food safety fears grow.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Some of China's largest food suppliers have pulled Brazilian beef and poultry from their shelves in the first concrete sign that a deepening scandal over Brazil's meat processing industry is hitting business in its top export market.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.
Categories: Ecological News

Tobacco treaty has helped cut smoking rates, but more work needed.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
A global tobacco treaty put in place in 2005 has helped reduce smoking rates by 2.5 percent worldwide in 10 years, researchers said on Tuesday, but use of deadly tobacco products could be cut even further with more work on anti-smoking policies.
Categories: Ecological News

Venezuela's gold rush: Illegal miners face malaria, mercury poisoning and organised crime.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Desperate people with dreams of getting rich find they are little more than slaves in a lawless underworld.
Categories: Ecological News

Do you live near toxic waste? See 1,317 of the most polluted spots in the U.S.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a Brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage incineration facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Categories: Ecological News

A new wave of socially conscious tampon companies focuses on organics and giving back.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Cora, Lola, Veeda, and Conscious Period are disrupting the tampon aisle with a clean and basic approach to periods.
Categories: Ecological News

Health Ministry names eight cosmetics products containing poison.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
The Health Ministry today named eight cosmetics products that contain scheduled poison which can be harmful to health.
Categories: Ecological News

World Water Day 2017 photos: Why waste water? Reduce usage and recycle to help the planet.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
World Water Day raises awareness of what society can do to make clean water more accessible.
Categories: Ecological News

Senate bill offers protection from aerial sprays.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Not only are organic farms faced with harm and property damage caused by drifting aerial herbicide sprays, communities west of the Cascades have found timber’s wayward herbicides on their property, in their drinking water and even in their urine.
Categories: Ecological News

World Water Day: One in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
One in four of the world’s children will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 as a result of climate change, the UN has warned.
Categories: Ecological News

Medical school to examine whether professor published paper partly written by chemical company.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:30
Officials at a medical school in New York State say they will investigate a faculty member who, according to internal documents released last week, put his name on a paper partially ghostwritten by employees at Monsanto.
Categories: Ecological News
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