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April 15, 2017
Road salt runoff threatens US, Canada lakes: study
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
Salting of roads in winter helps drivers navigate snow and ice, but the runoff may be irreparably damaging freshwater lakes in the United States and Canada, researchers warned Monday. Most of the 371 North American freshwater lakes in the US Northeast and Midwest and Ontario province are showing an increase in salinity from chloride runoff, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And if the trend continues it could doom aquatic life and redu ... read more

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'Peeling the onion' to get rid of odors near wastewater treatment plants
Powerful nuisance odors from sewage and wastewater treatment facilities are a worldwide problem, but finding and eliminating the sources of such unpleasant aromas can be difficult. Scientists ... more
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London to impose new charges to cut 'lethal' pollution
Drivers of the most polluting cars will be charged to travel into the centre of London from 2019, Mayor Sadiq Khan said Tuesday, describing his city's air as "lethal". ... more
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Upcycling 'fast fashion' to reduce waste and pollution
Pollution created by making and dyeing clothes has pitted the fashion industry and environmentalists against each other. Now, the advent of "fast fashion" - trendy clothing affordable enough to be d ... more
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Surge in coal pollution led to smaller newborns: study
In fresh evidence about the dangers of coal pollution, a scientist on Monday said a switch to coal-fired power in a southern US state after a nuclear accident in 1979 led to a sharp fall in birthweight, a benchmark of health. ... more
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Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill
Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years. ... more
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California prepares for war with Trump over environment
California, one of the most progressive in the US on climate issues, is heading toward a legal showdown with the Trump administration over its environmental policies. ... more
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Rocks that tell our industrial history
"Because certain geological events record everything, studying them helps to reconstruct the environmental past and to determine how human beings have influenced the environment. They will even be a ... more
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Paris mayor orders cleanliness blitz
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday unveiled a grand plan to clean up the French capital, putting teeth into the campaign by stepping up enforcement operations. ... more
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Colombian town votes against gold mine, in vain
The Colombian government on Monday shot down a small town's attempt to block a multinational mining company from opening a gold mine there, saying a residents' referendum held no legal weight. ... more
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'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
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 Nat ... more
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Florida eco-friendly town opens for business
With a farm-to-table restaurant, driverless shuttles, homes built with the latest green techniques and a massive solar farm to offset energy use, Florida's first sustainable town is now open for business. ... more
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Indonesia increases estimate for cruise ship reef damage
Indonesia said Wednesday a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a British company had damaged about 18,900 square metres of coral reef, increasing the estimate of the devastation caused when the vessel ran aground. ... more
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Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction
Indonesia summoned the British ambassador Friday after a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage. ... more
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China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change
China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall - both caused by global climate cha ... more
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UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef
A British-owned cruise ship has smashed into pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage in a remote corner of Indonesia known as one of the world's most biodiverse marine habitats, researchers and officials said Tuesday. ... more
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Trump budget 'cripples' environment, science, critics say
US President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget would slash funding for science, health and environmental programs at home and abroad, sparking an outcry Thursday among experts who say the cuts would endanger the planet. ... more
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Curbing pollution can prevent 3 mn Chinese deaths a year
China can avoid three million premature deaths each year if it slashes a type of fine particle air pollution to UN recommended levels, a study said Wednesday. ... more
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Polluted air causing early deaths in fossil-fuelled Balkans
Stuck between a landfill and a coal-fired power plant, residents of the Bosnian village of Divkovici are dying of asphyxia, poisoned by some of the most polluted air in Europe. ... more
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Ethiopia rubbish dump landslide death toll soars to 113
The death toll from a landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump in the capital Addis Ababa climbed to 113 on Wednesday, among them many women and children. ... more
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Trump to undo Obama auto emission rules: official
President Donald Trump is set to announce steps Wednesday to halt his predecessor Barack Obama's future vehicle emissions limits for manufacturers, a senior administration official said. ... more
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City noise linked to hearing loss: study
Urban noise pollution and hearing loss are closely linked, according to rankings of 50 large cities in both categories released on Friday. ... more
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Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization reports published Monday. ... more
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Bangladesh orders shutdown of city tanneries
A Bangladeshi court on Monday ordered the government to shut down more than 100 tanneries in Dhaka after they were accused of dumping huge amounts of toxic waste into the city's main river. ... more
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A Trump twist - Environment over economy in Michigan
Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers. According to the poll, 59 percen ... more
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