News tagged with organic pollutants

Adapting to Arctic change

Arctic climate change is real and happening faster than expected. Impacts will likely be large over the next 20 years and society needs to adapt. Climate researchers around the world are now engaged to help ...

Sep 03, 2014 3 / 5 (3) 0

Probing for pollution at Mission 31

When Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez was a kid, she "wanted to be Jacques Cousteau" (her words, her emphasis). She wanted to live on The Calypso, the boat from which the legendary ocean ...

Jul 03, 2014 not rated yet 0

A simpler way to test for water pollution

Some of the toxins found in our air and waterways were put there intentionally: DDT, for instance, was introduced to protect against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Others find their way into the ...

Jul 01, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 2

Fungi clean oil-polluted soil

Fungi can be harnessed to clean polluted soil which cannot be cleaned using traditional composting. This was the finding of Erica Winquist, M.Sc. (Tech.), in her dissertation for Aalto University.

May 21, 2014 not rated yet 0

Air quality worsening in world's cities

Most city dwellers around the world are exposed to air pollution levels that are considered unsafe, and the situation is getting worse, according to a World Health Organization report Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 4 / 5 (4) 0