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September 03, 2015
Large parks key to city success
Exeter UK (SPX) Sep 02, 2015
More than half the world's population now lives in cities. As numbers continue to swell, decision-makers across the globe grapple with how best to accommodate growing resident numbers while maintaining healthy urban ecosystems. Previous research has demonstrated that urban green spaces and trees yield far-reaching benefits to humans, from increased happiness and health to absorbing surface water run-off and storing carbon. Researchers have long debated whether it is better to build compact d ... read more

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Lebanese hold mass 'You Stink' rally against politicians
Tens of thousands of protesters from across Lebanon flocked to a mass rally Saturday in downtown Beirut against a political class accused of corruption and failing to provide basic services. ... more
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Water pollution in alluvial rivers is studied by an innovative and efficient approach
Water pollution has been a historical and stubborn problem in the water resource management. Several water pollution accidents continually occurred all over the world, threatening the safety of indu ... more
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New study quantifies microplastics pollution
Though tiny, it's not hard to find microbeads, or microplastics, in the cosmetics industry. They're in toothpastes, facial soaps, exfoliants and more. ... more
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Lebanese press demands as trash crisis exposes frustrations
Activists in Lebanon vowed Monday to press ahead with protests over a trash crisis that have become an outlet for deep-rooted, broad-based frustration over political stagnation, corruption, and crumbling infrastructure. ... more
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Lebanon cabinet fails on trash crisis deal after demos
Lebanon's cabinet ended an acrimonious meeting on Tuesday with no solution to a trash crisis that has sparked protests and calls for the government's resignation. ... more
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War in the Mid East curse on humanity, boon for clean air
There are no silver linings in war. But there are byproducts, some of them positive. New research suggests one of those byproducts is cleaner air. ... more
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Better dsinfecting of spinach, salad greens would reduce illness
Cross contamination in commercial processing facilities that prepare spinach and other leafy greens for the market can make people sick. But researchers are reporting a new, easy-to-implement method ... more
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Uproar in India's 'Valley of Gods' over green ruling
Its ski slopes are considered among the best in India while its stunning views are a magnet for hikers, horse riders and paragliders in the summer. ... more
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Cyanide 356 times limits found at China blast test point: officials
Cyanide levels more than 350 times standard limits have been detected in water close to the site of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said Thursday. ... more
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Rain in China blast city raises pollution fears
Heavy rain fell Tuesday on the remains of a Chinese industrial site devastated by giant explosions, complicating clean-up efforts and heightening fears about toxic contamination as ceremonies were held to mark the disaster's 114 deaths. ... more
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Brazil court orders suspension of activity at Amazonian mine
A court has ordered Brazilian mining giant Vale to suspend activities at an Amazonian nickel mine and compensate indigenous people who say they are adversely affected by its operations. ... more
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Amazon slowly eaten away by gold rush's illegal mines
Seen from above, the Amazon resembles a huge billiards table - a field of intense green pockmarked by brown stains. ... more
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Rio sailors embark on anti-pollution protest
Yachts and fishing boats converged Saturday on Rio's filthy Guanabara Bay, the site of next year's Olympic sailing contests, to protest the authorities' failure to tackle severe pollution. ... more
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Toxic spill from Colorado mine creeps through US southwest
Environmental scientists tested a key US river Tuesday for signs of a toxic waste spill from a botched Colorado mine clean-up that prompted a state of emergency in the desert Southwest. ... more
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Basic tableware switch would reduce exposure to possible harmful substance
In households with kids - or grown-up klutzes - a durable set of melamine plates and bowls is a must. But studies suggest that heat and acid can cause melamine from dinnerware to seep into food and ... more
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World Bank unveils new conditions for loans
The World Bank unveiled Tuesday a set of new social and environmental rules for its 188 member nations to receive financial assistance. ... more
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Seagrass thrives surprisingly well in toxic sediments
Toxic is bad. Or is it? New studies of seagrasses reveal that they are surprisingly good at detoxifying themselves when growing in toxic seabed. But if seagrasses are stressed by their environment, ... more
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Septic tanks aren't keeping poo out of rivers and lakes
The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn't hold water, says a new Michigan State University study. Water expert Joan Rose and her team of w ... more
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Treating ships' ballast water: Filtration preferable to disinfection
In order to prevent the transfer of harmful organisms, ships' ballast water is often subjected to electrochemical disinfection.* "However, our analyses show that electrochemical disinfection creates ... more
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Playing 'tag' with pollution lets scientists see who's 'it'
Using a climate model that can tag sources of soot from different global regions and can track where it lands on the Tibetan Plateau, researchers have determined which areas around the plateau contr ... more
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Synthetic coral could remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean
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 ... more
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Degrading BPA with visible light and a new hybrid photocatalyst
Over the course of the last half century, BPA has gone from miracle to menace. Its popularity soared after the 1950s, when scientists discovered that it could be used to make polycarbonate plastic - ... more
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Beirut awash with trash after landfill protest
The humid summer air of Beirut has started to reek as uncollected trash piles up in the streets after protesters shut down Lebanon's largest landfill at a time of political paralysis. ... 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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