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Air Polluters More Likely to Locate Near Downwind State Borders

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Indiana University research reveals a pattern of companies strategically locating facilities where wind will carry pollution across state lines, which can allow states to reap the benefits of jobs and tax revenue but share the negative effects -- air pollution -- with neighbors.

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Mississippi River, Nitrogen, Dead Zone, Pollutants, Microbes, Wetlands, floodplain

Mighty River, Mighty Filter

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Researchers are reviving one of the Mississippi River's main filters: the floodplain. The result is a unique environment that removes nitrogen, a contributor to the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone.

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Indoor Air Pollution, Indoor Air Quality, cookstoves, Pregnancy and Hypertension, Developing Countries, Global Health, Clean Fuel, clean-burning fuel, Kerosene, wood burning

Clean-Fuel Cookstoves May Improve Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

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Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Smoke, household air pollution, clean-burning stove, ethanol stoves, Pregnancy and Hypertension

Nigeria: Clean-Burning Stoves Improve Health for New Mothers

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In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.

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Climate Change, Climate, Global Warming, Carbon, Carbon Emissions, carbon dioxide emissions, social cost of carbon, Environment, Fossil Fuels, fossil fuel emissions, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine , National, National Academies, Economics, economic damage, Science, Ecosystems, Ecology, Earth, Regulations, benefit-cost analysis, Paris

Tallying the Social Cost of Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide

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A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee today released a report aimed at ensuring that estimates of the social cost of carbon dioxide used by the U.S. government keep reflecting state-of-the-art science and evidence. Rutgers Today asked committee member Robert E. Kopp, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers, to discuss the topic.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Bioscience, Biosciences, Protein, Proteins, proteins for cleanup, environmental cleanup, environmental remediation, Remediation, remediation of spills, Plutonium, heavy element, Actinide, actinides, Radioactivity, siderocalin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, PNAS, Geoscie

A Natural Fondness for Plutonium

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Once released into the environment, radioactive materials pose risks. Scientists found that a protein that binds radioactive elements, such as plutonium. This discovery could lead to new ways to clean a contaminated area.

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Bumblebee, neonicotinoids, imidacloprid

Neonicotinoid Pesticide Affects Foraging and Social Interaction in Bumblebees

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linked changes in social behavior with sublethal exposure to the neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid.

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Rick Relyea, Eric Siy, Harry Kolar, Jefferson Project, IBM, FUND for Lake George, Ecosystem, Environmental Monitoring, Big Data, Sensors, road salt, Pollution, Contamination, Freshwater, Wetlands, Zooplankton

Zooplankton Rapidly Evolve Tolerance to Road Salt

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A common species of zooplankton—the smallest animals in the freshwater food web—can evolve genetic tolerance to moderate levels of road salt in as little as two and a half months, according to new research published online today in the journal Environmental Pollution.

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Great Lakes, PHCZs

Chemicals of 'Emerging Concern' Mapped in 3 Great Lakes

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For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have mapped the location of thousands of tons of polyhalogenated carbazoles in the sediment of the Great Lakes and estimated their amount.

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Endocrine Society, Endocrinology, European Union, Bisphenol, Toxicology, chemical regulation

European Commission Proposal Leaves Public Exposed to Harmful Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

The Endocrine Society expressed disappointment today in the European Commission's revised proposal on defining and identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), citing unnecessarily narrow criteria for identifying EDCs that will make it nearly impossible for scientists to meet the unrealistically high burden of proof and protect the public from dangerous chemicals.

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nanotechnnology, Materials Science, environmenet, Pollution, pollution and remediation, Molecules, Molecular Physics, Chemistry & Materials

Researchers Create New Way to Trap Dangerous Gases

A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has developed a novel method for trapping potentially harmful gases within microscopic organo-metallic structures. These metal organic frameworks, or MOFs, are made of different building blocks composed of metal ion centers and organic linker molecules. Together they form a honeycomb-like structure that can trap gases within each comb, or pore.

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Against the Tide: A Fish Adapting Quickly to Lethal Levels of Pollution

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What's their secret and can humans learn from them?

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oil and gas drilling, oil spill clean up, Oil Spill, Chemistry, material chemistry, Bioremediation

Sawdust Reinvented Into Super Sponge for Oil Spills

Oil spills could be cleaned up in the icy, rough waters of the Arctic with a chemically modified sawdust material that absorbs up to five times its weight in oil and stays afloat for at least four months.

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Public Willing to Pay to Reduce Toxic Algae – but Maybe Not Enough

A collaboration of universities and government agencies has identified three key agricultural management plans for curtailing harmful algal blooms. They have also identified a looming funding gap for enacting those plans.

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Queen’s University Belfast Expert Leading €4m Bid to Reduce Impact of Chemicals on Long-Term Health

A Queen’s University Belfast expert is leading a €4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade chemicals are creating potentially dangerous mixtures that affect our natural hormones and cause major illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility.

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microplastics, microfibers, Plastic, Ocean Pollution, Citizen Science

UF/IFAS Citizen Scientists Find Microplastics Have Big Presence in Coastal Waters

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A little over a year ago, McGuire began the Florida Microplastic Awareness Project, a citizen science project that has trained volunteers throughout Florida to gather data about microplastics in coastal waters. So far, volunteers have collected and analyzed 770 water samples at 256 locations. These citizen scientists found an average of eight piece of plastic per sample. 82 percent of plastic found was microfiber, an unexpected finding.

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Birmingham and Indian Scientists Meet to Investigate Air Pollution Causes

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham are in Delhi and working with their Indian counterparts to help young researchers better understand the causes, sources and effects of pollution in India and the UK.

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Lakes, Limnology, Pollution, Agriculture, Runoff, Weather

Study Shows Many Lakes Getting Murkier, but Gives Hope for Improvement

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A study of more than 5,000 Wisconsin lakes shows that nearly a quarter of them have become murkier in the past two decades. It also shows this trend could get worse as a changing climate leads to increased precipitation.

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Templeton, Parus Major, Pacific University, Pacific University (Ore.), Songbird, Great Tits, Traffic, Noise Pollution, Vehicle

Songbirds Sound the Alarm About Traffic Noise

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A new study led by Pacific University biologist Chris Templeton demonstrates that the alarm calls of songbirds are dramatically impaired by road traffic noise. Research by Templeton and colleagues has shown that signals critical for the survival of animals are compromised when birds live near even moderately busy roads.

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Transgenics, Phytoremediation, Military Cleanup

New Grasses Neutralize Toxic Pollution From Bombs, Explosives, and Munitions

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University of Washington engineers have developed the first transgenic grass species that can take up and destroy RDX -- a toxic compound that has been widely used in explosives since World War II and contaminates military bases across the U.S. and some offsite drinking water wells.







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