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December 06, 2016
Greenpeace urges microbead ban to protect ocean life
London (AFP) Nov 25, 2016
Environmental group Greenpeace is calling for a ban in Britain on plastic "microbeads", found in many cosmetics, which they warn pollute the oceans and poison marine life. Campaigners want a total ban on the tiny particles - which are too small to be filtered - in products that are commonly washed down the drains. Although only making up a fraction of the five to 12 million tonnes of plastic discharged into the oceans each year, these small beads are "probably the most harmful", said Erik Van ... read more

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Study demonstrates potential support for ban on microbeads in cosmetics
Public awareness regarding the presence of microbeads within personal care products is lacking in some areas but there are strong indications that a ban on their inclusion would be widely supported, ... more
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New toxicology test could improve USDA, EPA chemical screening
Scientists at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill are trying to help federal regulators improve their chemical screening process. ... more
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Heavy pollution shuts schools in Iran's capital
Iran shut schools and apologised to tourists Monday as its cities were hit by choking levels of air pollution. ... more
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As mercury emissions drop, so do concentrations in tuna
Tuna remains the largest source of mercury consumption by Americans, despite warnings from public health officials to limit tuna intake. ... more
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Pollution emitted near equator has biggest impact on global ozone
Since the 1980s, air pollution has increased worldwide, but it has increased at a much faster pace in regions close to the equator. Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now ... more
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Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health 'emergency'
Authorities in Delhi on Monday closed schools, halted construction work and shut down a major power plant after days of choking smog led to warnings of a health "emergency" in the world's most polluted capital. ... more
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Five things to know about Delhi's toxic smog
India's top court Tuesday gave authorities two days to devise a plan to tackle choking levels of smog in Delhi which have prompted warnings of a health "emergency" in the world's most polluted capital. ... more
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Pakistan's Lahore chokes on toxic smog
Thousands of citizens of Pakistan's Lahore, one the world's most polluted cities, complained Thursday of breathing difficulties and irritable eyes as a blanket of thick smog was forecast to persist for several days. ... more
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One year on, Brazilian mine tragedy wounds still raw
In the ravaged Brazilian valley where a giant mining waste dam burst, killing 19 people and spewing pollution, an incongruous sight pops up: billboards with a grinning workman and the slogan "communicate positively." ... more
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UK govt loses High Court case on air pollution
Environmental campaigners in Britain won a High Court legal battle on Wednesday over the government's failure to tackle air pollution to meet European standards. ... more
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Small fine for Russia metals giant over red river leak
Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel has been handed a small fine for a spillage last month that turned an Arctic river bright red, the company confirmed Monday. ... more
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India capital chokes on toxic smog after Diwali
New Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog Monday after millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, with authorities reporting record levels of pollution in parts of the capital. ... more
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300 million children breathe heavily toxic air: UNICEF
Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released Monday. ... more
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UBC study finds optimal walking and cycling speeds to reduce air pollution inhalation
Cyclists should be riding at speeds between 12 and 20 kilometres per hour on city roads, while pedestrians should be moving at two to six kilometres per hour to minimize their inhalation of air poll ... more
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Researchers invent 'perfect' soap molecule that is better for the environment
A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products an ... more
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Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow
Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicityare very bad for human health. The wide variation found between ... more
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Dutch unveil giant vacuum to clean outside air
Dutch inventors Tuesday unveiled what they called the world's first giant outside air vacuum cleaner - a large purifying system intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine. ... more
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Chinese officials 'interfered' with air pollution data: media
Police have arrested officials in charge of environmental protection in central China after they were accused of tampering with air quality monitoring data, local media said Tuesday. ... more
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Brazil charges 21 over deaths in mine dam collapse: prosecutor
Brazilian federal prosecutors announced homicide charges Thursday against 21 people, including senior mining executives, allegedly responsible for the deadly collapse of the Samarco iron-ore mine dam last year. ... more
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Rockcress as heavy-metal hoover
Their findings help explore plants' enormous potential for future technologies; in this case, they aid the detoxification of soil and the extraction of metals that are of economic interest. "I ... more
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Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population - but it also creates a lot of used grounds. Scientists now report in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemi ... more
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Scientists discover supramolecule could help reduce nuclear waste
Indiana University researchers have reported the first definitive evidence for a new molecular structure with potential applications to the safe storage of nuclear waste and reduction of chemicals t ... more
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch aerial survey yields bad news
Researchers with the pollution control outfit Ocean Cleanup recently completed the first aerial survey of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and the results are rather grim. The accumulation of garbage in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is even bigger than expected. ... more
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Washing clothes releases 1000s of microplastic particles into environment
More than 700,000 microscopic fibres could be released into waste water during each use of a domestic washing machine, with many likely to pass through sewage treatment and into the environment, acc ... more
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