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July 29, 2015
Synthetic coral could remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean
Amsterdam, The Netherlands(SPX) Jul 28, 2015
A new material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the ocean, according to a new study published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. The researchers, from Anhui Jianzhu University in China, say their new material could provide inspiration for other approaches to removing pollutants. Toxic heavy metal ions like mercury, lead and arsenic are released into the water through human activity, including manufacturing and industrial processes. One major so ... read more

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Researchers discover how to cut worrying levels of arsenic
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world. After many laboratory experiments, ... more
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Attention beachgoers: Fecal contamination affects sand more than water
"No swimming" signs have already popped up this summer along coastlines where fecal bacteria have invaded otherwise inviting waters. Some vacationers ignore the signs while others resign themselves ... more
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Oil spills affecting fish population
A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to research out of Queen's University and the Roya ... more
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Marine litter undermines benefits of coastal environments
Marine litter can undermine the psychological benefits of coastal environments, a study has shown. The beneficial effects of the blue environment to human health and well-being are well documented, ... more
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University researchers to play important role in research on arctic oil spills
Three University of Calgary researchers are collaborating with the University of Manitoba to study the impacts and consequences of potential arctic oil spills on or under the ice. It's an area ... more
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Mercury scrubbers at power plant lower other pollution too
Air pollution controls installed at an Oregon coal-fired power plant to curb mercury emissions are unexpectedly reducing another class of harmful emissions as well, an Oregon State University study ... more
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Controversial Canadian rubbish heads to Philippine landfill
Tonnes of imported Canadian rubbish has been sent to a northern Philippines landfill, ending a two-year standoff with activists who called for the waste to be returned to Canada, officials said Tuesday. ... more
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Air pollution costs France 100 billion euros per year
The effects of air pollution cost France some 100 billion euros ($110.1 billion) each year, a French Senate committee report estimated Wednesday, citing impact to health as the major expense. ... more
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Severe harmful algal bloom for Lake Erie predicted
University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second-m ... more
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Pope urges dialogue, launches environmental SOS in Ecuador
Pope Francis called for dialogue on Tuesday in front of nearly one million people at an outdoor mass in Ecuador's capital, before launching an appeal for better care of the Amazon. ... more
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The Good, the Bad, and the Algae
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Water used for hydraulic fracturing varies widely across United States
The amount of water required to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells varies widely across the country, according to the first national-scale analysis and map of hydraulic fracturing water usage ... more
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China's footprint getting greener
As China advances on a road to a low-carbon economy, French energy company Engie said it was working on renewable energy programs with Chinese investors. ... more
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US Supreme Court rejects EPA mercury emissions limits
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected federal environmental regulations requiring power plants to limit emissions of mercury and other pollutants, in a defeat for the Obama administration. ... more
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Road noise may cut life expectancy, says study
Living in a neighbourhood with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy and boost the risk of stroke, doctors reported in a study on Wednesday. ... more
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NOAA, partners predict an average 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico
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New tool better protects beachgoers from harmful bacteria levels
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Ocean garbage scoop study to start off Japan coast
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Spain's crisis has taken environmental toll: Greenpeace
Spain's economic crisis and successive corruption scandals have led to looser environmental regulations which have taken a huge toll on the environment, Greenpeace said in a report published Wednesday. ... more
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Researchers say anti-pollution rules have uncertain effects
Air pollution regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are estimated to save thousands of lives annually. A new study by researchers at Indiana University says these estimates ... more
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Greenpeace India vows to win 'malicious' funds battle
Greenpeace India vowed Thursday to overcome any attempt to silence its voice, with staff ready to work for free if funds run out, as it accused the government of waging a "malicious" campaign against it. ... more
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