environmental science and technology

Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed ... Read more...

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Vehicle exhaust kills more people than accidents


April 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Vehicular exhausts and emissions from planes and powerplants kill 13,000 people prematurely in the UK every year, says a study. Researchers analyzed data from 2005, the ... Read more...

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Oceans acidification peaks in 300 mn years


March 4th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) Ocean acidification levels have peaked in 300 million years, with scientists fearing unprecedented changes in marine chemistry in the near future. Anthropogenic (manmade) acidification occurs when ... Read more...

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Superbugs from space can provide extra energy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Superbugs from space could help provide extra energy for our needs, being highly efficient in generating electricity. B. Stratosphericus - a bug commonly concentrated in the ... Read more...

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Plastic from synthetic clothes threaten food chain


January 29th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Microscopic plastic debris that are released from washing synthetic clothes are accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has ... Read more...

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Washing machines contaminate seas with plastic bits


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Washing machines are polluting seas with polyester and acrylic bits, smaller than a pinhead. Mark Anthony Browne from the University College Dublin School of Biology and ... Read more...

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Washing machines polluting sea shores


October 21st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Washing machines are becoming a major source of harmful microplastic pollution - bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than a pinhead - which is littering sea ... Read more...

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Wildfires likely to drive global warming


July 11th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Fire, one of nature's primary carbon-cycling mechanisms, will be driving atmospheric changes as the world warms. "Fires require fuel to burn and climate strongly affects the type, ... Read more...

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Household sewage could be new energy source: Study


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought, suggests a new study.Scientists said the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low-cost filter to provide safe water in emergency


February 24th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): McGill researchers have come up with a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles.Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often result in the spread ... Read more...

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Nano-solution to keep water free of infections


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) A new nanotechnology is likely to make drinking water a lot more safer and keep infections at bay by filtering out deadly bugs at the source.Both - water ... Read more...

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Green LED products contain lead, arsenic


February 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Light-emitting diodes (LeDs) marketed as environment-friendly and safe actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other hazardous substances, research shows."LeDs are touted as the next generation of lighting...We ... Read more...

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Outdoor exercise healthier than gym workouts: Study


February 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has found that going for a run outdoors is better than exercising in the gym because it has a positive impact on mental, as well ... Read more...

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Outdoors exercise benefits mental and physical well-being


February 5th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new analysis by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has suggested that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from taking exercise in the natural ... Read more...

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Increasing efficiency could cut global power usage by over 70pc


January 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study from the University of Cambridge found that if we were to make existing technologies more efficient, it could reduce global power usage by over 70 ... Read more...

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‘Thirdhand smoke’ may be bigger health hazard than previously thought


January 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that 'thirdhand smoke'- the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces- may be even more of ... Read more...

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Household sewage - an untapped energy resource


January 6th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought, say scientists.They say the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in wastewater by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How plants near Chernobyl shrug off radiation


December 9th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists studying the ecological legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine have discovered as to how plants adapt and even flourish ... Read more...

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Aircraft pollution ‘to kill 8,000 people this year’


September 30th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A recent study has estimated that at least 8000 people will die this year due to pollution emitted by aircrafts.Researchers from MIT say that nitrogen oxides and sulphur ... Read more...

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China’s environmental challenges have global implications: MSU scientists


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): China's environmental challenges have global implications, and therefore, developed nations like the United States should help the country adopt integrated solutions for the sake of global sustainability, Michigan ... Read more...

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Cactus gum may purify water cheaply, effectively


April 28th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): The best way to purify water could be hiding in a cactus, according to scientists.According to Norma Alcantar at the University of South Florida in Tampa and colleagues, ... Read more...

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Coming soon: House with edible walls, runs on sun, wind, rain and wastes!


April 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A US university team is constructing a house that will be powered by the sun, wind, rain and waste, and which will also have edible walls.The house, ... Read more...

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Classrooms may be more polluted than outdoors


December 25th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) Some classrooms have higher levels of ultrafine pollutants than outdoors due to activities like glueing, painting and drawing, says a new study. There also were significant increases ... Read more...

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Discarded US computers get fresh life in developing countries


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) More and more discarded US computers are enjoying a lease of life in developing countries, says a comprehensive study. The findings may heighten growing concerns about environmental pollution with ... Read more...

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Next generation fireworks turn out to be a whole lot ‘greener’


July 4th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A team of scientists is working on a new generation of eco friendly pyrotechnics that produce less smoke and use fewer toxic metals.Fireworks are fun and exciting, but ... Read more...

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Microbes can produce abundant source of methane as fuel


March 31st, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) A tiny microbe that converts carbon dioxide and water to methane with a bit of solar or wind power, can be a new energy source, according to a ... Read more...

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Misuse of energy rife in industrial methods: Study


March 28th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Fabricating microchips is a prime example of how energy misuse is rife in industrial methods. It uses up more energy than making manhole covers, according to a detailed ... Read more...

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Hybrid vehicles could slash carbon dioxide emissions by 2050


February 14th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) The quantum of carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles anticipated in the year 2050 could be cut down to 2000 levels if all cars on the roads were hybridised, ... Read more...

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Termite insecticide potent greenhouse gas


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) An insecticide used in fumigating termite-infested buildings is a strong greenhouse gas, staying up 10 times longer in air than previously suspected.University of California-Irvine (UCI) chemists discovered that ... Read more...

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Health threat posed by California wildfires may have been underestimated


November 20th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the health threat to city dwellers posed by Southern California wildfires may have been underestimated by officials.According to detailed particulate analysis ... Read more...

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Solar powered system will help reduce ships emissions


September 8th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): Japans largest shipping line are developing a system of solar panels capable of generating 40 kilowatts of electricity for use on a 60,000 ton cargo ship, thus ... Read more...

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Carnegie researchers develop new method to counter greenhouse gas emissions


August 16th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.16 (ANI): Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new method that estimates the amount of greenhouse gas emissions across all tiers of the entire supply chain for all industries. In ... Read more...

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Fish respiration may help detect environmental contamination


August 14th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Purdue University researchers say that the presence of minute levels of toxic substances in the water can be detected before they cause substantial harm by measuring rates ... Read more...

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WHO report says sanitation crucial for tackling water-borne disease


July 3rd, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A WHO (World Health Organization) report has determined that effective and affordable interventions that provide the global population with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation ... Read more...

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‘Man-made’ water may bring changes to the environment


June 22nd, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Duke University researchers say that the chemistry of man-made water created by removing salt from seawater and brackish groundwater through reverse osmosis desalination is different from that ... Read more...

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