Posts Tagged 'pollution'

This Isn’t an Alien Invasion… They’re Just Smog-Cleaning Robot Jellyfish!

Most modern cities have bad air, it just comes with the fact that when people live very close together, and they have a lot of cars and industrial complexes, they pollute the environment. Heavy traffic doesn’t help at all, and that’s why this unusual new kind of structure has been conceived to help clean things up.

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EU’s Carbon Capture and Storage Problem

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Europe has a carbon-trading market and tougher emission targets, making it appear somewhat more responsible than the rest of the world at climate-policy negotiations. But recently, the region has fallen behind North America in the effort demonstrate systems for capturing greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants and industry, even as its coal use increases.

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Dredging Of Canal Could Stir Up PCBs

First buckets of sediment removed from IHC, East Chicago, Oct. 23, 2012. Credit: Flickr/usacechicago

The dredging of a highly contaminated canal long the shore of Lake Michigan, in Indiana, has begun, triggering concerns that the dredging could release harmful chemicals.

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Pollutants in Lakes Linked to Oil Sands

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Some of the world’s largest reserves of crude oil are held in the oil sands in Alberta, Canada, and production has been ongoing. A new study shows that contaminants from the development of the sands are stacking up in the environment.

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Methane Gas Leaks Undermine Shift to Natural Gas

Natural-gas wells such as this one in Colorado are increasingly important to the US energy supply. Credit: David Zalubowski/AP Photo

Scientists report that there are alarmingly high methane emissions from oil and gas fields, undermining the environmental benefits of natural gas, which is transforming the current US energy system.

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“Coughing” Scallops Are Early Warning System for Worsening Water Quality

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Scallops cough to expel feces and water from their central cavities. The friction between the mollusk’s two valves makes a sharp crack, followed by a drawn-out puffing sound as the valves close. Biologists think that these coughs could serve as an early warning system for worsening water quality.

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Exposomics Looks to Tie Environmental Exposure to Biological Triggers of Disease

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European researchers are going to monitor thousands of people by giving them smartphones, which will record the chemicals to which they are exposed to every day.

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