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Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project

...rly CO entering drivers cabins in our increasingly polluted cities). The increasing levels of air pollution in our cities have led both politicians and drivers to take action. Drivers want to have more and more sophisticated air quality control within their vehicles and legislators, particularly in the Unit...

Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program

...enus of bacteria they keep finding inmore and more polluted sites. We find it in groundwater and soil.Differen...ginally isolated from Superfundsites, specifically polluted soils located at coal gasificationplants in Illinois. However, Kinkle says a great deal of work isne...

Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution

...at collect heavy metals and radioactive waste from polluted water and contaminated soils. "Phytoremediation is only five or 10 years old," says Purdue horticulture Professor Peter Goldsbrough, "but there's a lot of hope that eventually plants can be used to restore sites and remove pollutants at a fairly low ...

Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up

...minatedwater area due to their ability to draw the polluted groundwaterto their roots. Although the process is not yet well understood,it appears that the contaminants are rendered harmless as theyinteract in the area of the trees' roots. Plants, in general,create a microbial environment near their roots that...

Research Finds Alligator Problems Also Evident In Less Polluted Lakes

...onal problems documented in alligators living in a polluted Florida lake have turned up in alligators living i... Lake Apopka alligators were unique to that highly polluted lake. "We were asking, "Are we getting the same effects with lower exposure, exposure that we would...

At Life's Most Sensitive Stage, Embryos Cope With Stress

...innkeeper worm uses to survive in some of the most polluted mud flats along thePacific coast. At the AAAS meeting, he presented data showing that the worm'sembryos use MDR transporters as well, as a first line of defense against eventiny amounts of toxins. For the embryos, there is a tradeoff, however: Thetra...

Study Of Microbes May Hone Predictions Of Mining Impact

...at Iron Mountain, Calif., an abandoned and heavily polluted iron mine, two species of bacteria, Thiobacillus ferrooxidans and Leptospirillum ferrooxidans, were believed to be the primary microbial culprits involved in accelerating acid mine drainage. But results of the study, the first to employ the technique...

Fetal Lead Exposure May Reduce Immunity

... to airborne particles, such as those found in air polluted with diesel engine fumes. Studies at the Cornell toxicology institute and the university's veterinary college used Fischer 334 rats, a standard animal model for human cancer studies. The pregnant rats were given drinking water containing lead acetat...

Press Events At Spring Meeting

...discuss current USGSprojects, including monitoring polluted sediment in Boston Harbor mapping ElNiño-rela...ce. Thursday, May 28 12:15 PM. Cleaning up polluted ground water: can nature outdo technology? Pressconference. Engineered methods of cleaning up cont...

Chemical Reaction Believed To Support Underground Microbes Is Now Unlikely

...ve radioactive metals, as well as hydrocarbonsfrom polluted groundwater....

New Research: Children Inhale Higher Percentage Of Pollution

...tible than adults to illnesses caused by breathing polluted air,researchers say. Chronic coughing, bronchitis ...h earlier andwhether that causes them to trap more polluted air in their lungs. Among strengths of the new study was that for the first time,researche...

Commercial Fish: Eat Up, Despite Low Levels Of Mercury

...ht in lakes and rivers, sincethere are hundreds of polluted waterways whose fish are dangerousto eat in abundance, often because of other pollutants such asPCBs. The Seychelles study began in 1989, when Rochesterresearchers, with decades of expertise studying mercury exposure,chose the nation of about 65...

Zinc In Sludge From Spanish Reservoir Break Equals Mine's Annual Output, Researchers Find

...re the nearby Tinto-Odiel watershed, ahistorically polluted area, to the two rivers contaminated by the mine spill. The Tinto and Odiel rivers are located in a Spanish region known as the Iberianpyrite belt, which has been heavily mined for thousands of years, Dr. van Geensaid. The Rio Tinto is chronically a...

BNL Scientists Report On A Natural Cleanup Solution For Polluted Soil & Incinerator Ash

UPTON, NY -- Some of the most polluted soil and waste ash in the world may havemet its ma...l the toxicmetals and uranium from soil taken from polluted sites in Ohio and Tennessee. It also successfully cleaned incinerator ash from a municipal solid was...

If You Can't Stop Polluting, Try Changing The Weather Instead

...hnology in an attempt to cleanse thecity's heavily polluted air. An antenna system designed to alter local rainfalland wind patterns is being tested in the city, despite the scepticism ofexperts. Physicists Lev Pokhmelnykh of the Mexican company ElectrificacianArtificial de la Atmosfera and Gianfranco...

A Disease Last Seen In The 1950's Has Struck Again

...s intheir children. They had eaten fish from a bay polluted by mercury from a metalsplant. Last week, Maszumi Harada of Kumamoto University and Junko Nakanishifrom the Yokohama National University claimed that the same symptoms are showingup in the Amazon. Harada, an expert on the disease who works n...

NCAR Scientists, Aircraft, Instruments Head To Indian Ocean For Climate ChangeExperiment; UCAR Directs Operations

...in--the investigatorsshould be able to sample both polluted and clean air in clouds and clearsky. "It's a natural laboratory for studying direct and indirect effects ofaerosols," says NCAR's Andrew Heymsfield, another INDOEX researcher. Thedirect effect of aerosols is the scattering that occurs when solarradi...

INDOEX Researchers Document The Impact Of Pollutants On Climate Processes Over The Tropical Indian Ocean

...n under 10 km, a range that istypically found near polluted source regions of the United States and Europe. Th...otherwise heat the earth-atmosphere system. In the polluted INDOEXregion, the haze particles reduce the solar radiation absorbed by the oceansurface by as much ...

Breast Milk Of Women Who Eat Lake Ontario Fish Contains High Levels Of PCBs, UB Study Finds

...ating fish from Lake Ontario, known to be the most polluted of the Great Lakes. Many contaminants found in Great Lakes fish have been linked to adversereproductive and developmental effects in wildlife populations that eat thefish. Dietary intake is the main source of exposure to these compounds for...

Surface water not always the answer to Bangladesh arsenic pollution problem

...the substance. Thus, say thescientists, abandoning polluted wells in favor of ponds and surface reservoirs,as is advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bangladeshigovernment, will not always solve the problem. "Our analyses found that surface waters as well as ground waters havearsen...

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