News tagged with chemical pollution

Urban impacts on phosphorus in streams

Although phosphorus is an essential nutrient for all life forms, essential amounts of the chemical element can cause water quality problems in rivers, lakes, and coastal zones. High concentrations of phosphorus in aquatic ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in Environment
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New pollutants detected in peregrine falcon eggs

Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic. Now a team of researchers from Spain and Canada has detected some of these emerging ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Environment
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Minister: China pollution remains 'very serious'

(AP) -- Pollution in China remains very serious as the country's rapid economic growth brings on new environmental problems, with nearly 1,000 contamination incidents in the last five years, a minister said Saturday.

dateMar 12, 2011 in Environment
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