News tagged with heavy metal

Hey, bacteria, get off of my boat!

Submerge it and they will come. Opportunistic seaweed, barnacles, and bacterial films can quickly befoul almost any underwater surface, but researchers are now using advances in nanotechnology and materials science to design ...

Oct 31, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Earthworms soak up heavy metal

Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers writing in the International Jo ...

Aug 16, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

A greener way to fertilize nursery crops

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has found a "green" alternative to a type of fertilizer additive that is believed to contribute to the accumulation of heavy metals in waterways.

Aug 27, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 1

Toxic spill from zinc mine in Peru

(AP)—Peruvian authorities say wastewater laced with heavy metals from a major zinc mine has spilled into a tributary of the Amazon, contaminating at least six miles of the waterway.

Sep 03, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Onion soaks up heavy metal, researchers find

Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the ...

Dec 10, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Researcher finds life flying high above

For years, scientists have been tracking pollution that travels across the jet stream from Asia and measuring how much of it winds up in Northwest air. Now new work from University of Washington researchers shows it's not ...

Jan 07, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 2