Concern about plans to close unique Canadian environmental project
The Canadian government's plans to discontinue in 2013 a unique environmental research project that has yielded insights into water pollution, climate change and other topics for almost 40 years would be a "huge loss not ...
Chemical use inflicts mounting bill on poor countries: UN
The spiralling use of chemicals, especially in developing countries, is inflicting a rising bill by damaging people's health and the environment, according to a UN report issued on Wednesday.
Stirred up by storms: Scientists measure impact on river pollution
A team of scientists have won over £1 million to monitor the effect of storms on pollution in a river – estuary in Hampshire.
A urine based 'potion' can act as a CO2 absorbent (w/ Video)
The ocean, the ground, rocks and trees act as carbon drains but are far from places where greenhouses gases are concentrated, especially CO2. A Spanish researcher has proposed human, agricultural and livestock waste, suc ...
Potent human toxins prevalent in Canada's freshwaters
Nutrient pollution, one of the greatest threats to our freshwater resources, is responsible for the algal blooms that blanket our lakes and waterways in summer months. Large blooms of cyanobacteria ('blue green algae') can ...
Turbulent forces within river plumes affect spread
When rivers drain into oceans through narrow mouths, hydraulic forces squeeze the river water into buoyant plumes that are clearly visible in satellite images. Worldwide, river plumes not only disperse freshwater, sediments, ...
Substantial water pollution risks from hydraulic fracturing: research
Stony Brook University scientists have found that the disposal of contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking wells producing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region ...
One in five streams damaged by mine pollution in southern West Virginia: study
Water pollution from surface coal mining has degraded more than 22 percent of streams and rivers in southern West Virginia to the point they may now qualify as impaired under state criteria, according to a new study by scientists ...
Pollution weakens monsoon's might
(Phys.org) -- Over 1.5 billion people in South Asia depend on the summer monsoon rains. Now, pollution exhaust threatens this primary water source for crops and daily living, according to new research at Pacific ...
To clean up the mine, let Ascomycete fungus reproduce
Harvard-led researchers have discovered that an Ascomycete fungus that is common in polluted water produces environmentally important minerals during asexual reproduction.
Guyana suspends gold, diamond mining permits
The South American country of Guyana said it had suspended the granting of new permits to mine for gold and diamonds in rivers because of concerns over widespread pollution.
Report slams new coal power station in India
An independent report into a huge coal power station being built in energy-starved India on Tuesday called for construction to be halted immediately due to environmental damage.
Britain's urban rivers bounce back
Urban rivers throughout England and Wales have improved dramatically in water quality and wildlife over the last 20 years.
US beaches laden with sewage, bacteria: study
US beaches can be dirty places, making about 3.5 million people sick each year from sewage in the water, said an annual study Wednesday that rates American beaches by how dirty they are.