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Plastic found in nine percent of 'Garbage Patch' fishes: Tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested

The first scientific results from an ambitious voyage led by a group of graduate students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego offer a stark view of human pollution and its infiltration of an area of the ocean that has been labeled as the "Great

July 03, 2011

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Water in India's Goa region 'unfit for bathing'

Scientists warned that water off the famed beaches of the Indian holiday state of Goa was unfit for bathing and fishing due to high levels of bacteria from untreated sewage. The National Institute of Oceanography, which is based in the former Portuguese colony, said...

July 02, 2011

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TEPCO: Stopping melt-through fuel from contaminating groundwater will cost too much, hurt company stock price

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which owns the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility struck by the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, has made it abundantly clear that protecting people and the environment from the radioactive fallout of

June 25, 2011

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Air pollution in Kabul is a bigger killer than war

Choking air pollution in the Afghanistan capital Kabul is more deadly than war. Signs of the silent killer - pollutants emitted by old cars, poor quality fuel and people burning trash  are everywhere on the city's chaotic streets.Men walking or cycling usually

June 14, 2011

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Another lead poisoning in China

Authorities in eastern China have detained 74 people and suspended work at hundreds of factories after a new lead poisoning scare once again highlighted the dark side of the country's economic boom.The announcement by the Zhejiang government on Monday follows a

May 31, 2011

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Chemicals found in Choctaw Creek but Clinton water safe to drink?

Barrels recovered from Choctaw Creek in Clinton, Arizona did contain a chemical but is not contaminating their water supply. This creek does feed into their county water treatment facility, but the water for the city is safe to drink.Friday afternoon officials were

May 22, 2011

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Antarctic marine ecosystem threaten by Human Activity

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity. Their study is published

May 16, 2011

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Historic Mississippi flood gathering toward Delta

Mississippi river flooding reaching historic levelsThe worst floodings since the Great Depression, the bulging, swollen Mississippi River is overflowing in record proportions, blanketing thousands of square miles across Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi, negatively

May 12, 2011

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Nuclear plant workers release unknown amount of radioactive tritium into Mississippi River

Workers at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Port Gibson, Miss., last Thursday released a large amount of radioactive tritium directly into the Mississippi River, according to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and experts are currently trying to sort out the

May 06, 2011

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Mercury converted to its most toxic form in ocean waters

University of Alberta-led research has confirmed that a relatively harmless inorganic form of mercury found worldwide in ocean water is transformed into a potent neurotoxin in the seawater itself.After two years of testing water samples across the Arctic Ocean, the

May 01, 2011

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The BP spill in the Gulf: One year later

It's been called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, and rightfully so, if for no other reason than because, one year later, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is like the nightmare gift that keeps on giving, some experts are saying.The Deepwater

April 29, 2011

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Smog alert for England and Wales

The government has issued a "smog alert" in England and Wales for ozone and polluting particles known as PM10s, which can affect people's health. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said high levels of pollution would continue over the Easter

April 24, 2011

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Greenpeace launched PolluterWatch site

 PolluterWatch is a project of Greenpeace that holds polluters accountable for the work they’re doing to block the transition from the dirty fossil fuels of the past to the clean energy sources of the future.The science is clear: We must take immediate

April 21, 2011

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Gasoline spill likely killed thousands of Goldstream River salmon

Thousands of salmon are expected to have been killed by a large gasoline spill that poured into Goldstream River during the weekend.A Columbia Fuels truck smashed into the rock face and rolled, damaging the cab and one of the two tanks the engine was pulling. About

April 19, 2011

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Air pollution worries Iran as sandstorms wreak havoc

Iranians are worried by crippling air pollution as "unprecedented" sandstorms mostly originating from neighbouring Iraq hit 20 provinces, forcing the shutdown of schools and government offices. The blinding sandstorms hit western, central and southern provinces on

April 16, 2011

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Say NO to uranium mining in the Grand Canyon

Havasu Falls is one of the Grand Canyon's most famous and beautiful scenes, with clear water cascading 35 metres into intensely blue pools framed by trees and towering rocky walls. The falls are fed by springs a few kilometres away. Downstream lies the village of

April 12, 2011

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Japan raises threat level on nuclear plant to highest level

Japan finally raised the nuclear threat level of its Fukushima Daiichi power plant from a level 5 to the highest level 7, putting it on a par with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.Japanese government’s Nuclear Safety Commission had earlier revealed that

April 12, 2011