mercury pollution

Rising mercury levels threaten eco-system


April 20th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Traces of mercury found in albatross feathers up to 120 years old have helped determine how much sea birds and global systems are being threatened by ... Read more...

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Study: Eco-bulbs are a health hazard for babies & pregnant women


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There seems to be a new mankind-created problem. In trying to reduce the amount of harm the mankind’s dependence on energy has created for the environment, new ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Exposure to mercury pollution causes homosexuality in birds


December 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by US scientists has revealed that exposure to mercury pollution could be hitting some wild birds' reproductive prospects hard by causing males to pair with ... Read more...

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World’s first water cremation centre opening in Australia


August 12th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 12 (ANI): Australians in Queensland have now been given the option of a liquid burial, with the world's first water cremation centre opening on the Gold Coast.Aquamation Industries chief executive ... Read more...

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How mercury pollution affects the polar bear


December 9th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have revealed how mercury pollution is affecting Arctic animals like the polar bear.The research, led by biogeochemists Travis Horton of the University of ... Read more...

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How bacteria can clear mercury pollution in waterways


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has revealed the key to how bacteria can clear mercury pollution in waterways.Mercury pollution is a persistent problem in the ... Read more...

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Mercury in Canadian River delta dramatically higher than previously believed


June 17th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Alberta (U of A) in Canada have found a dramatically higher delivery of mercury from the Mackenzie River Delta to the Arctic Ocean ... Read more...

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Mercury is latest and deadlier threat to environment


January 8th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) As if global warming was not alarming in itself, add one more sinister threat to the list -- mercury pollution.It has already spurred public health officials to advise ... Read more...

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Mercury pollution causes immune damage to harbor seals


October 21st, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has indicated that the predominant form of mercury found in the blood of marine mammals and fish-eating communities, could be more damaging to seals ... Read more...

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New ”fingerprinting” method tracks mercury emissions from coal


October 9th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have developed a new tool that uses natural "fingerprints" in coal to track down sources of mercury emissions polluting the environment. Mercury is a ... Read more...

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