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Quick ID for water pathogens

Drinking water flowing from your tap can contain harmful bacteria, viruses and single-cell animals. And most countries do not routinely test for all these bugs. Instead, scientists usually take a water sample and then place ...

dateOct 30, 2013 in Analytical Chemistry
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'Apocalyptic' smog eases in Chinese city

A bout of choking smog that brought life to a standstill in a far northeast Chinese city for three days has dissipated, with flights resuming and students returning to school Wednesday.

dateOct 23, 2013 in Environment
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Chinese city blanketed in heavy pollution

Choking clouds of pollution blanketed a Chinese city famed for its annual ice festival Monday, reports said, cutting visibility to 10 metres (33 feet) and underscoring the nation's environmental challenges.

dateOct 21, 2013 in Environment
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