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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

Strategies to Keep Pollutants out of Your Neighborhood Storm Water Pond

Oct. 7, 2015 — Many people live in subdivisions with storm water ponds, which collect water from the neighborhood and help keep pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides and pet waste from getting into the broader ... read more

New Prototype Cleans Air and Removes Pollution

Sep. 29, 2015 — A prototype of a new device could eliminate pesticide residues, grease, detergents, deodorants and general pollution from the atmosphere, reducing health ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Smokey Bear has spent decades reminding picnickers "only you can prevent forest fires" and has even been known to cry over the devastation they leave in their wake. Now researchers say the ... read more

Boost in Available Wind Power for the Midwest With Global Warming

Sep. 18, 2015 — Mother Nature will be delivering a future gift of 2 percent more wind energy in the Midwest, U.S. if regional climate models are correct, according to new ... read more

Closer Look Reveals True Cost of Coal

Sep. 17, 2015 — The cost of coal use is greater than it seems and policies geared toward subsidizing its use must be reformed quickly, before countries invest in coal-fired ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — An outright ban on the common use of plastic 'microbeads' from products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality, wildlife, and resources used by people, a group of ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Recognizing an opportunity, defining a clear message and reacting; these are the three keys to the success of environmental campaigns on social networks, according to new ... read more

What Happens on the Molecular Level When Smog Gets Into the Lungs?

Sep. 16, 2015 — Coughing. A sore throat. Maybe a pain in your chest as you take a deep breath. These are all common symptoms for many city-living people when smog levels are high. And while it is well understood ... read more

How Much Water Does U.S. Fracking Really Use?

Sep. 15, 2015 — Energy companies used nearly 250 billion gallons of water to extract shale gas and oil from hydraulically fractured wells in the US between 2005 and 2014, a new study finds. During the same period, ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — In what is believed to be the largest, most detailed study of its kind in the United States, scientists have confirmed that tiny chemical particles in the air we breathe are linked to an overall ... read more

Peak Diesel Train Emissions at London Station Worse Than Road-Side Equivalents

Sep. 8, 2015 — Peak-time emissions from diesel trains at London's Paddington Station exceed the European recommendations for outdoor air quality, and are higher than nearby roadsides on the majority of days, ... read more

Fine Particulate Matter Associated With Slight Increased Mortality in Houston

Sep. 8, 2015 — Fine particulate matter released from a variety of sources in Houston was associated with slight increased mortality risk from 2000 to 2011, according to ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — For 25 years, methodical research by scientists has investigated the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 on Alaskan communities and ecosystems. A new study on the effects of the 1989 Exxon ... read more

Understanding the World’s Oceans More Essential Than Ever to Secure the Future of Our Planet

Sep. 7, 2015 — A greater understanding and appreciation of our oceans is essential for the wellbeing of the world’s population, according to a new report. The report looks at the future for: commercial shipping ... read more

European Citizens Measure Air Pollution With Their Smartphones

Sep. 4, 2015 — The successful Dutch iSPEX-project that enlisted the general public to contribute to the understanding of air pollution is being scaled up and running its first Europe-wide citizen campaign: ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Nearly 90 percent of visitors to a major national park highly valued the night sky and wanted the National Park Service to take steps to reduce light pollution. The study also established a threshold ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Biologists have taken an important step in making it possible to clean millions of hectares of land contaminated by explosives. Biologists have unraveled the mechanism of TNT toxicity in plants ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Trees in cities throughout the UK could be significantly improving the quality of the air we breathe by decreasing pollution levels for pedestrians, researchers have ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic disease and liver cancer, scientists ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — A new study has found radioactive contaminants in coal ash from all three major US coal-producing basins. Levels of radioactivity in the ash were five to eight times higher than in normal soil or in ... read more

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