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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 ...

  • Quantifying air quality in Cambridge by combining sensors with computer modelling

    CERC have been collaborating on a project to study ambient air quality across Cambridge using a large number of sensor nodes and computer modelling. 20 AQMesh sensor pods have been placed at key points around Cambridge (see top picture), measuring air quality in near real time. Comparisons against a reference instrument give very encouraging results, as shown in a ...

  • Research and Markets: Pollution at Sea: Law and Liability

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s8w8nb/pollution_at_sea) has announced the addition of the "Pollution at Sea: Law and Liability" book to their offering. A sharp, impeccably informed ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Research to address health impact of indoor air pollution

    Research will be launched to evaluate the health impact of indoor air pollution in urban public spaces by the International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA), announced Li Junyang, secretary-general of the IEEPA, at a seminar in Beijing on July 24, 2016. The seminar was held to solicit opinions on the research from experts in government departments and universities as ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Research and Markets: Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control" book to their offering. Among various water and wastewater treatment technologies, the adsorption process is considered better because of lower cost, simple design and easy operation. Activated carbon ...


  • Researchers Call for More Emphasis on Indoor Pollution Monitoring

    Indoor pollution is killing people at rates significantly higher than outdoor pollution, and the general public has for years been none the wiser new research reveals. According to a recent publication by leading global air filtration specialist Camfil, many people are unaware of the massive number of indoor pollution related deaths that occur annually. According to the World Health Organization, ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

    The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who spends time on or near the roads in this city of 25 million. The numbers are ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 and Markets: Air Pollution Control Industry in China, 2013-2017

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Research on Air Pollution Control Industry in China, 2013-2017" report to their offering. Air pollution control industry is a typical policy guidance industry whose trend and demand are depended on national environmental protection policy and downstream ...


    By Research and Markets

  • 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 ...

  • Air pollution monitoring market to rise 20% in 2010, says new research

    The world market for stack and ambient continuous monitoring plus periodic monitoring and other related services will rise to US$2.2 billion in 2010.  This is a 20 percent increase over the projected 2009 market.  The rapid expansion in CO2 measurement investment and the increased activity for stack monitoring in Asia will account for most of the increase.  These are the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Sea salt worsens coastal air pollution, according to new research

    Air pollution in the world's busiest ports and shipping regions may be markedly worse than previously suspected, according to a new study showing that industrial and shipping pollution is exacerbated when it combines with sunshine and salty sea air. In a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, a team of researchers that included University of Calgary chemistry professor Hans Osthoff ...

  • New Research Published on Air Pollution Control Industry in China

    "Research on Air Pollution Control Industry in China, 2013-2017" Research Report added to ReportsnReports.com database. Air pollution control industry is a typical policy guidance industry whose trend and demand are depended on national environmental protection policy and downstream fixed asset investment level. The industry has unique periodicity. China’s major air ...

  • New research project to tackle water pollution from agriculture

    Farmers are getting involved in one of the largest studies of its kind to establish the best ways of halting water pollution from agriculture. They will develop an understanding of how pollutants move through river systems and will test up to 80 methods for reducing their impact. These include satellite technology (GPS) to ensure fertiliser is spread in the right places; better-designed ...

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • Research and Markets: Pollutants, Human Health and the Environment: A Risk Based Approach

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bk6wh4/pollutants_human) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Pollutants, Human Health and the Environment: A Risk Based Approach" to their offering. Pollutants, Human Health and the ...


    By Research and Markets

  • China Air Pollution Control Market 2013 - 2017 Research Report

    Air pollution control industry is a typical policy guidance industry whose trend and demand are depended on national environmental protection policy and downstream fixed asset investment level. The industry has unique periodicity. China’s major air pollutants: sulfur dioxide, soot, industrial dust and nitrogen oxides. In 2010, the total volume of industrial waste gas emissions was 47.52 ...

  • Research: many air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors

    Levels of many harmful air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors, according to new research conducted within the European Union, released this week (8th February). These latest findings, which identify the main polluters and map their geographical distribution, come from the European Indoor Air Monitoring and Exposure Assessment Project (AIRMEX), an EU funded project. The importance of ...

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