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April 21, 2014
The result of slow degradation
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 17, 2014
Why do environmental pollutants accumulate in the cold polar regions? This may not only be due to the fact that many substances are less volatile at low temperatures, as has been long suspected, but also to their extremely slow natural degradation. Although persistent environmental pollutants have been and continue to be released worldwide, the Arctic and Antarctic regions are significantly more contaminated than elsewhere. The marine animals living there have some of the highest levels of persist ... read more

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Strong winds won't solve British pollution, advocacy says
Though no part of the United Kingdom showed maximum air pollution levels Friday, campaigners said urgent government action is needed to address the problem. ... more
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China detains 18 over 'violent' chemical protests in Maoming
Chinese police have detained 18 people over large rallies opposing a chemical plant in Maoming, state-run media reported Thursday, as locals said the protests had entered a fifth day. ... more
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England issues health warnings over air pollution
High air pollution levels across England prompted the government to issue health warnings on Wednesday. ... more
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Chinese chemical plant protest turns violent
A protest over a proposed chemical plant in a Chinese city turned violent at the weekend, officials said Monday, but added order had been restored and no-one had died. ... more
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Peru orders Chinalco mining giant to stop waste-dumps
Peruvian authorities have ordered China's Chinalco mining giant to partially halt its activities at a copper facility until it stops dumping waste. ... more
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Clean cooking fuel and improved kitchen ventilation linked to less lung disease
Improving cooking fuels and kitchen ventilation is associated with better lung function and reduced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to research published in this week's PLOS ... more
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Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012: WHO
Air pollution by sources from cooking fires to auto fumes has become the globe's worst environmental health problem, contributing to a shocking seven million deaths worldwide, the UN said Tuesday. ... more
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Europe's safety police find more toxic toys and textiles
From collapsing pushchairs to chemical-polluted shoes - an ever-rising number of toxic toys and skin-irritating textiles are being removed from supermarket shelves by Europe's consumer safety squad. ... more
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France opens criminal probe into air pollution
French prosecutors have opened a preliminary probe after an environmental group filed a criminal complaint over this month's spike in air pollution, a judicial source said Monday. ... more
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Polluted Paris prepares for partial car ban
Paris on Monday launches alternate driving days for the first time in nearly 20 years to tackle dangerous air pollution levels amid controversy on whether the ban is warranted or will yield results. ... more
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Paris makes public transport free to tackle severe pollution
Paris authorities said Thursday they would make public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution caused by unusually warm weather. ... more
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Japan's Panasonic to give China expats 'pollution pay'
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Thursday it would give employees sent to China a wage premium to account for the country's hazardous air pollution, in a possible first for an international company. ... more
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Cold nights, warm days trigger pollution alerts across France
Nearly a third of the 22 regions in mainland France on Wednesday were on a maximum pollution alert including a swathe of the country's north, centre-east and the Paris region. ... more
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Greeks protest against Syria chemical weapon destruction at sea
Two thousand demonstrators gathered on the Greek island of Crete on Sunday to protest against the planned destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in the eastern Mediterranean, an AFP reporter said. ... more
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Maize Plus Bacteria: One-Two Punch Knocks Copper Out of Stamp Sand
Scientists have known for years that together, bacteria and plants can remediate contaminated sites. Ramakrishna Wusirika, of Michigan Technological University, has determined that how you add bacte ... more
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China's premier 'declares war' on pollution
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday said he is "declaring war" on pollution, describing it as a "red-light warning" against inefficiency as he sought to address public concerns on issues from acrid smog to food safety. ... more
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China promises cleaner air, steady 7.5 percent growth
China on Wednesday declared "war" on the lethal pollution that has blighted its stunning industrial transformation, as it unveiled a steady economic growth target of 7.5 percent for this year. ... more
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Reforms slow in Bangladesh's toxic tanneries
Standing knee deep in toxic chemicals, Mokter Hossain loads animal hides into huge drums filled with still more dangerous liquids at a tannery in the Bangladesh capital. ... more
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Nepal to force Everest climbers to collect rubbish
Climbers on Mount Everest will be forced to bring back eight kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage, an official said Monday, to clean up a peak that has become the world's highest rubbish dump. ... more
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Jailed Sochi ecologist sent to far-flung colony: group
Russian environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko, who was sentenced to three years in prison during the Sochi Olympic Games, has been transferred to a penal colony almost 1,000 kilometres away, his organisation said Thursday. ... more
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Haze heavier around Beijing
Thick smog shrouding Beijing and its surrounding areas becomes heavier as the capital has raised its four-tiered alert system to "orange". The smog covered about 1.4 million square km of centr ... more
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Haze-hit Indonesian province declares emergency
An Indonesian province at the heart of a Southeast Asian smog crisis last year has declared a state of emergency after being blanketed in thick haze from forest fires, officials said Thursday. ... more
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China smog drives masks out of stock
China's biggest online face-mask sellers were running out of stock Wednesday as consumers rushed to protect themselves from smog that has shrouded large swathes of northern China for a week. ... more
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Bulgaria chokes on air pollution fuelled by poverty
The smokestacks of Kremikovtzi steel mill on Sofia's outskirts may have shut down years ago, but ancient cars ensure that Bulgaria's capital is still the most polluted in Europe. ... more
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