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September 18, 2014
Proposed trash plant sparks protests in southern China
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 14, 2014
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. In the latest in a series of protests in China over the feared health impact from development projects, thousands of people marched in Boluo county in Guangdong province against plans for an incinerator which would convert trash to electrical power. Sunday marked the second day of protests. On Sa ... read more

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Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study
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Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria
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Mexico mine sets aside $147 mn for spill damages
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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

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New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

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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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Mexico closes part of a huge copper mine over acid spill
Authorities in Mexico said Monday they have closed part of a huge copper mine at the heart of a major chemical spill last month which prompted officials to turn off the water supply in several towns and forced dozens of schools to shut. ... more
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Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon
Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico on Monday to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year. ... more
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Thailand totters towards waste crisis
A blaze at a vast rubbish dump home to six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis. ... more
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Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution
Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates ... more
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Black carbon linked to cardiovascular health
Black carbon pollutants from wood smoke are known to trap heat near the earth's surface and warm the climate. A new study led by McGill Professor Jill Baumgartner suggests that black carbon may also ... more
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Mexico closes 80 schools after chemical leak
Authorities in Mexico said Monday they have closed about 80 schools after sulfuric acid leaked from a copper mine in the country's northwest and contaminated the Sonora River. ... more
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Mexico acid leak leaves orange river, toxic water
Ramona Yesenia stood in her town square with two empty jugs, waiting for water to replace the municipal supply contaminated by a chemical spill that turned Mexico's Sonora river orange. ... more
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India's top court raps Modi government over filthy Ganges
India's top court on Wednesday accused the new Hindu nationalist government of failing to move on its promise to clean up the sewage-ridden, sacred river Ganges. ... more
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Physicists create water tractor beam
Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could confine oil spills, manipulate floating objects or explain r ... more
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Chemical leak at Mexican mine fouls water supply
Water supplies to 20,000 residents of seven Mexican towns were cut on Tuesday after sulfuric acid leaked from copper mine in the northwestern state of Sonora. ... more
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Toxic mine leak turns Mexico river orange
Authorities Sunday imposed restrictions on the water supply to several towns and cities in northwest Mexico, after toxic substances from a nearby mine reportedly turned a river orange, killing fish and livestock. ... more
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The immediate aftermath of an oil spill
The fate of oil during the first day after an accidental oil spill is still poorly understood, with researchers often arriving on the scene only after several days. New findings from a field experim ... more
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Mercury in the global ocean
Although the days of odd behavior among hat makers are a thing of the past, the dangers mercury poses to humans and the environment persist today. Mercury is a naturally occurring element as w ... more
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Emergency declared in Canada over mine tailings spill
A state of emergency was declared Wednesday in parts of westernmost Canada after effluent from a gold and copper mine tailings pond spilled into Rocky Mountains waterways. ... more
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Scientists warn time to stop drilling in the dark
The co-authors of a new study, including two Simon Fraser University research associates, cite new reasons why scientists, industry representatives and policymakers must collaborate closely on minim ... more
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Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies
Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze - mostly from forest fires in Indonesia - obscured skies. ... more
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Trees clean air, save 850 lives a year
Trees breathe by taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. As they help keep our air well supplied with oxygen, they also filter it, removing pollution as they respirate. ... more
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Air pollution modeling reveals broad-scale impacts of pollution removal by trees
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and ... more
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Footprints suggest tyrannosaurs were gregarious
Scientists in western Canada have discovered the fossilized footprints of three tyrannosaurs that suggest these fearsome predators may have hunted in packs. ... more
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