News tagged with polluters

Using urban pigeons to monitor lead pollution

Tom Lehrer sang about poisoning them, but those pigeons in the park might be a good way to detect lead and other toxic compounds in cities. A new study of pigeons in New York City shows that levels of lead in the birds track ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Environment
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Drones to keep tabs on light pollution

Astronomers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a light, low cost system, deployable on a drone, that could help everyone monitor and control light pollution. The team, led by undergraduate student Ashley Fuller, ...

dateJun 28, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

Volkswagen diesel owners can choose to either sell their car back to the company or get a repair that could diminish the vehicle's performance under a settlement of claims tied to the German automaker's emissions-cheating ...

dateJun 28, 2016 in Business
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