Pollution News
February 5, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 10:26pm EST

More Pollution News
February 5, 2016

Storm Desmond Stripped Agricultural Land of Soil and Nutrients

Jan. 27, 2016 — More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research. In the wake of Storm Desmond, and ... read more

Why Do Some Fish Thrive in Oil-Polluted Water?

Jan. 26, 2016 — Scientists thought guppies in Northern Trinidad could be a rare example of adaptation to crude oil pollution. But they found something ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The impacts relate to how ... read more

How Will Climate Policy Affect Energy Access Goals?

Jan. 14, 2016 — Without new subsidies and policies to support increased energy access, new climate policies could push access to modern energy out of reach for millions in Asia. Currently, three billion people ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — The burning of forests and vegetation may play a larger role in climate change than previously realized, new research suggests. Based on aircraft observations, satellite data and models, the findings ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A research team is looking at how adding alum as an amendment to poultry litter reduces ammonia and greenhouse gas concentrations and emissions, specifically carbon dioxide, in poultry ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A scientist flying in a pollution-detecting airplane provided the first, and so far only, estimates of methane emissions spewing from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Southern ... read more

Intelligent Sensors That Map out Presence of Chemical Pollutants in the Sea

Jan. 11, 2016 — Newly developed sensors not only detect pollutants in very small quantities, but also work to establish the exact size and location of the polluted area, say researchers, adding that their use is ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Atmospheric models have suggested that a vast majority of nitrogen deposited in the open ocean is derived from human activities, but a new study suggests that's not ... read more

Renewable Energy for State Renewable Portfolio Standards Yielded Sizable Benefits

Jan. 6, 2016 — Billions in dollars in benefits come from reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and from reductions in other air pollution for state renewable portfolio standard policies operating in 2013, a new study ... read more

Heart Is Fishy Defense Against Ocean’s Dead Zones

Jan. 6, 2016 — New research has revealed how the heart is one of the major factors which determine whether a fish lives or dies in oceanic Dead Zones. Researchers say the findings may explain why some fish are able ... read more

Global Mercury Regulations to Have Major Economic Benefits for US

Jan. 5, 2016 — Global action on reducing mercury emissions will lead to twice the economic benefits for the US, compared with domestic action, by 2050. However, those in the US who consume locally caught freshwater ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — What can mathematical modeling teach us about the micrometeorology of the southern Amazonian 'transitional' forest? Quite a lot, it turns out. This particular forest is located between the ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Researchers investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles found that over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were likely present ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — It is well established that white roofs can mitigate the urban heat island effect, reflecting the sun's energy back into space and reducing a city's temperature. In a new study of ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Underground heat islands in cities have an enormous geothermal potential. Warm groundwater can be used to produce sustainable energy for heating and cooling. Researchers have now developed a new ... read more

New Light Shed on Lake Evaporation Under Changing Climate

Dec. 16, 2015 — For the first time, scientists have shown how winds blowing across lakes affect the chemical makeup of water vapor above and evaporated from lakes, which may aid research into past and present water ... read more

Solar Cells That Can Face Almost Any Direction and Keep Themselves Clean

Dec. 16, 2015 — In recent years, a complicated discussion over which direction solar cells should face -- south or west -- has likely left customers uncertain about the best way to orient their panels. Now ... read more

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015