journal 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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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...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Environment |

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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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 |

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...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

‘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...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

‘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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Low-carbon electricity will help to power plug-in hybrids to fight global warming


April 26th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Scientists have urged for the development of low-carbon electricity to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which could help reduce greenhouse emissions that fuel global warming.As mentioned by ... Read more...

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Going veggie once a week can reduce CO2 emissions caused by driving 1860 km per year


April 19th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
London, April 19 (ANI): Greenhouse emissions per household can be reduced by an amount equivalent to driving a car 1860 km fewer per year if people switch from red meat to ... Read more...

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