Environmental Science & Technology

What's in the grime tarnishing the Taj Mahal?

Every several years, workers apply a clay mask to India's iconic but yellowing Taj Mahal to remove layers of grime and reveal the white marble underneath. Now scientists are getting to the bottom of what kinds of pollutants ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Environment
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Small drains mean big problems at 'baby beaches'

High fecal counts frequently detected at so-called "baby beaches" may not be diaper-related. UC Irvine researchers found that during summer months, small drainpipes emptying into enclosed ocean bays have a disproportionate ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Environment
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Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic

Plastic is well-known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down, contributing significantly to litter and landfills. But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Materials Science
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