News tagged with polluters

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
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Traffic noise solutions exist for dense cities

Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem in the EU, according to WHO. After air pollution, noise is affecting health the most. But legislation regarding noise pollution is insufficient. A ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Food companies work with farmers on sustainability

A nonprofit network of investors, companies and public interest groups says in a new report that manufacturers depending on U.S. corn and other commodities must send strong signals to farmers to help preserve water and soil.

Jun 11, 2014
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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
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A new technology to track down air pollutant effects

Did you ever see pollution level indicators displayed in big European cities? The EXPOSOMICS project is looking to make them obsolete. Not only will their technology determine the exact impact of pollutant exposure on our ...

May 07, 2014
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The result of slow degradation

Why do environmental pollutants accumulate in the cold polar regions? This may not only be due to the fact that many substances are less volatile at low temperatures, as has been long suspected, but also ...

Apr 14, 2014
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Green engineering for waste management

"Green engineering" is based on the idea of designing, selling and using processes and products that are technically and economically viable while, at the same time, minimizing pollution, as well as health ...

Apr 01, 2014
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Monitoring air quality takes next step

With air pollution linked to millions of deaths around the world, it has never been more important to monitor the air we breathe. Today marks a significant step forward as a deal is secured to build a crucial ...

Mar 31, 2014
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