News tagged with polluters

Tiny plastic dwellers have big impact on our oceans

(Phys.org) —Microscopic creatures that live on tiny ocean plastics greatly affect the fate and ecological impacts of marine plastic pollution, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Jun 19, 2014
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Dangerous nitrogen pollution could be halved

The most important fertilizer for producing food is, at the same time, one of the most important risks for human health: nitrogen. Chemical compounds containing reactive nitrogen are major drivers of air ...

May 13, 2014
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Pollution soars in Chinese capital amid winter smog

Pollution levels soared in Beijing on Thursday to readings more than 20 times WHO recommended limits, as an annual bout of intense smog returned to haunt the Chinese capital despite government vows to address the plague.

Jan 15, 2015
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What's in the grime tarnishing the Taj Mahal?

Every several years, workers apply a clay mask to India's iconic but yellowing Taj Mahal to remove layers of grime and reveal the white marble underneath. Now scientists are getting to the bottom of what ...

Jan 07, 2015
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Beijing dangerous smog down four percent in 2014

Air pollution in Beijing dropped slightly last year, municipal authorities said, although levels of the most dangerous small particulate matter remained more than three times the internationally recommended ...

Jan 05, 2015
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