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  • Phosphorus pollution research in great lakes

    NOAA has awarded New York-based Stony Brook University USD285,895 as part of an anticipated three-year, nearly USD500,000 project to determine how different kinds of phosphorous, a nutrient required by all plants for growth, trigger toxic blooms of blue-green algae in the Great Lakes. The project will focus on the algal species Microcystis, which frequently causes massive and unsightly blooms in ...


  • Research shows efficiency of Huelva-grown shrub in recovery of polluted soil

    Researchers of the University of Seville and IRNASE (Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology), of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have verified in controlled trials the efficiency of Erica andevalensis, or heather from Andévalo -- an endemic shrub from the province of Huelva and the Portuguese area of the Alentejo -- in the recovery of soils contaminated with heavy metals. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • ​Heathrow air pollution research challenged by Aviation Environment Federation

    The Aviation Environment Federation [1] has challenged the conclusion of research which looked into whether Heathrow expansion would be compatible with the legal air quality limits. The research[2], carried out by University of Cambridge’s Professor Rod Jones, and not yet published, argues that the “marginal increase” in NO2 associated with airport expansion would be ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Clouds of pollution block sunlight, according to new Globe-Net research

    The sun is fading above cities around the world as thick clouds of pollution prevent its rays from reaching the ground, says a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  The dirty brown haze, sometimes three-kilometers thick, stretches from the Arabian Peninsula to China and the western Pacific Ocean. The clouds have blocked up to 25 percent of sunlight in Karachi, New Delhi, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA, University of Michigan to research health effects of roadway pollution on children

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $1.4 million joint study with the University of Michigan on the health effects of air pollution on children living near the nation’s heavily traveled thoroughfares. The study is funded through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results program. “The knowledge gained from this study will arm local governments with the best available science when ...

  • Research flights seek to improve view of air pollution from space

    This summer two NASA research airplanes will fly over the Baltimore-Washington region and northeast Maryland as part of a mission to enhance the capability of satellites to measure ground-level air quality from space. The flights will be supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will aid the agency in monitoring pollutants that affect people’s health. ”With improved ...

  • New chemical pollutants? Research finds fluorochemicals in water samples

    Another contaminant found in Canadian groundwater samples may join the list of environmental substances that could be harmful to humans and the environment, according to recent study results published in the September 2009 issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The newest potential threat to human health and the environment is fluorochemicals known as perfluorinated phosphoric acids ...

  • Pollution makes Europeans unhappy

    Researchers in Canada have found a correlation between air pollution and people’s happiness. Their deep analysis, reported in the latest issue of the International Journal of Green Economics, suggests that air pollution may lead to unhappiness while the converse is also true, the unhappier the citizens of a country the more air pollution. Economists at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nitrate pollution management workshop

    At the European level, surface and groundwater nitrate pollution remains of major concern, despite considerable efforts made over the last decades via e.g. Nitrate Directive and Urban Waste Water Directive. Currently, all parties from European to local level dealing with nitrate pollution face the same challenge: significant improvement in managing and controlling human inputs of nitrate in the ...


  • Cost of Athens` air pollution could be over €211m per year, Greek researchers say

    Air quality research from Greece suggests that the cost of industrial air pollution in Athens alone may exceed 211 million Euros per year. Estimating the costs of pollution in terms of, for example, human health, ecosystems and biodiversity, has received growing attention amongst policy makers. Finding ways to place a monetary value on these factors is one way to account for these costs more ...

  • Pollution Treatment Equipment Manufacturing in China Industry Research Report – Now Available from IBISWorld

    In 2012, revenue for the Pollution Treatment Equipment Manufacturing industry in China is expected to total $24.8 billion, with annualized growth of 31.3% over the past five years. The government has imposed strict environmental protection regulations on the agricultural, mining, ...


  • Pollution Treatment Equipment Manufacturing Industry Market Research Report – Now Available from IBISWorld

    In 2013, revenue for the Pollution Treatment Equipment Manufacturing industry in China is expected to total $36.5 billion. Annualized revenue growth over the five years through 2013 is estimated at 30.4%, says IBISWorld. The robust performance of the ...


    By IBISWorld

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  • Lugworms harmed by marine microplastic pollution

    Microplastic pollution impairs the heath of the marine worms that help maintain sediments for other creatures, new research suggests. This study shows that the energy reserves of lugworms living in sediment contaminated with microplastic particles were reduced by up to 50%. Microplastic pollution, fragments of less than 5 mm, is of increasing concern. Although the pieces are typically formed as ...

  • Polluting China for the sake of economic growth

    China’s economic growth will continue to be energy-intensive and highly polluting for the foreseeable future with emissions and efficiency far below capital growth on the agenda, according to a study published in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues. Economist Yanqing Xia of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics and the Northeast Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Researchers with New England Connections Earn EPA Award for Innovative Research

    A team of three New England-educated scientists who have designed an innovative clothing line to help measure the harmful health effects of air pollution has been awarded $100,000 in a prestigious federal award. The winning team includes Gabrielle Dockterman of Carlisle, Mass., David Kuller of Milan, Italy, formerly of Minnesota, and Dot Kelly of Darien, Conn. The team was honored by the US ...

  • Research and Markets: Green Energy and Technology

    Dublin - Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Green Energy and Technology" book to their offering. This E-book covers various topics and technologies involving energy systems that represent an ...


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  • Small oil spills: Overlooked source of marine pollution?

    'Small oils spills are just as important as large oil spills, according to new research. By analysing images of oil slicks taken over an eight year period, researchers were able to show that smaller spills contribute a larger proportion of the oil pollution present in European waters. Oil spills represent a major threat to European seas. Over 600 million tonnes of crude oil are imported by EU ...

  • Far-reaching technology for aircraft manufacture that pollutes less

    Cutting the environmental costs of aero-engine parts manufacturing, increasing freedom in their design and reducing fuel consumption and contaminating gas emissions are some of the benefits resulting from applying modern additive manufacturing techniques to the aircraft industry. In this context, IK4 R&D Alliance is participating in the ambitious European Merlin project led by the ...

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