News tagged with toxic chemicals

Toxic threat from perchlorate plume slowly recedes

Ten years ago, community leaders were shocked by the discovery that a company that manufactured road flares here had disposed of toxic chemicals improperly, creating a 10-mile-long underground plume of perchlorate, a chemical ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Environment
shares0 comments 1

Novel materials shake ship scum

Just as horses shake off pesky flies by twitching their skin, ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch.

dateJan 31, 2013 in Materials Science
shares0 comments 0

Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?

Throughout our history environmental problems have contributed to collapses of civilizations. A new paper published yesterday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B addresses the likelihood that we are facing a global collapse ...

dateJan 11, 2013 in Environment
shares0 comments 101