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October 29, 2014
Delhi chokes on toxic smog after festival of lights
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 26, 2014
Thick smoke hung over New Delhi this week as millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, but calls for a boycott highlighted growing concerns over air quality in one of the world's most polluted cities. Pollution in the Indian capital reached "severe" levels on Friday, the day after Diwali, according to a new air quality index launched earlier this month as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Clean India" mission. That means the concentration of airborne particles known ... read more

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New study explains wintertime ozone pollution in Utah oil and gas fields
Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration, extraction and related activities can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime, high enough to exceed federal healt ... more
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US finds no pollution from Mexico mine spill
US environmental authorities have found no evidence of cross-border contamination from a toxic mine spill in northwestern Mexico, an official said Friday. ... more
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Air pollution increases river-flows
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows that air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere. The paper shows how such p ... more
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Nanoparticles Accumulate Quickly in Wetland Sediment
A Duke University team has found that nanoparticles called single-walled carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in the bottom sediments of an experimental wetland setting, an action they say could indi ... more
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And now the Acropolis is crumbling...
Just when Greece thought it had come through the worst of the crisis it was hit by a new blow Wednesday - the Acropolis is crumbling. ... more
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California becomes first US state to ban plastic bags
California became the first US state Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags, as Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure into law. ... more
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EU wants Greece fined over toxic waste
The European Union called Thursday for cash-strapped Greece to be fined nearly 15 million euros ($19 million) for failing to dispose of hazardous waste properly. ... more
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Researchers develop unique waste cleanup for rural areas
Washington State University researchers have developed a unique method to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas. The first microbe-powered, self-sustaining ... more
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US tests for toxic spill from Mexico mine
US authorities are testing a river in Arizona for possible cross-border contamination from a toxic mine spill in northwestern Mexico, an official said Tuesday. ... more
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Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments
Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments. ... more
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US tests for toxic spill from Mexico mine
US authorities are testing a river in Arizona for possible cross-border contamination from a toxic mine spill in northwestern Mexico, an official said Tuesday. ... more
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Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin's no-packaging store
Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a "precycling" first for the environmentally switched-on city. ... more
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Mexican authorities say mine still leaking acid
A Mexican copper mine which spewed millions of gallons of acid into a river last month is still causing pollution and the facility's owners are blocking the work of investigators probing the accident, authorities said. ... more
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New toxic spill traced to Mexico mine
Civil protection authorities have confirmed new toxic spills in northwestern Mexico, where a massive acid spill from a copper mine contaminated waterways. ... more
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NJIT researchers working to safeguard the shoreline
An NJIT research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It's the first time such an estimate was reported, an ... more
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Proposed trash plant sparks protests in southern China
Thousands of people gathered Sunday in southern China to protest against a proposed trash incinerator, protesters said, as the government sought to allay anger by saying the location was not finalised. ... more
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Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study
Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, a study released Monday said as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife. ... more
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Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria
Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester. Although ba ... more
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Mexico mine sets aside $147 mn for spill damages
Mining firm Grupo Mexico has set side $147 million to pay for damages from a massive acid spill that contaminated waterways in the northwest of the country, officials said Thursday. ... more
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A Mexican plant could lend the perfume industry more green credibility
The mere whiff of a dreamy perfume can help conjure new feelings or stir a longing for the past. But the creation of these alluring scents, from the high-end to the commonplace, can also incur an en ... more
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New plan to avoid dumping dredge waste on Great Barrier Reef
Australia is considering reusing waste dredged from the Great Barrier Reef for land reclamation instead of controversially dumping it at the World Heritage site, but conservationists Tuesday said it was not the solution. ... more
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Wastewater plants blamed for Mexico mass fish death
The death of 3.2 million fish at a lagoon in western Mexico this past week was caused by poorly functioning wastewater treatment plants that failed to filter out untreated material, authorities said. ... more
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Giant garbage patches help redefine ocean boundaries
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of environmental concern between Hawaii and California where the ocean surface is marred by scattered pieces of plastic, which outweigh plankton in that pa ... more
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2.8 bn risk ill health from home air pollution: research
Nearly three billion people risk ill health and early death merely from breathing the air in their homes that is polluted by fires made for cooking and heating, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
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