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Phytoremediation: plants to treat environmental pollution

If something characterizes modern society is the continuing and increasing emissions of pollutants into the environment. These pollutants come especially from industrial activities, agriculture, mining, etc. they threaten the living organisms that are exposed to them. In order to avoid the … Seguir leyendo

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New system to clean oil spills

The Bharat Bhushan and Philip Brown teams of Ohio State University (Columbus city), have developed a new system to clean oil spills which is based on a net with a special nano coating that allows water to pass through and prevents oil to … Seguir leyendo

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Waste management: residue versus raw material

The use of waste materials instead of raw materials for the construction of goods is without any doubts a good choice in waste assessment that allows giving those waste materials a second life and thus reducing dumping and possible pollution. … Seguir leyendo

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Food miles: How far does food travel?

Have you ever checked the origin of the food you buy in the supermarket? Maybe most of it come from thousands of miles away from your locality. It’s not strange to find food produced at the other end of the planet.   Since … Seguir leyendo

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DDT persists in St. Louis, Michigan

Decades after the chemical factory Velsicol Chemical Corporation spread DDT throughout the city of St. Louis in the state of Michigan, this compound and its derivatives remain there and acute toxicity levels in birds and eggs have been reported. According to what researchers … Seguir leyendo

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High pollution levels in big European cities

A report released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned that more than 95% of Europe’s urban population is exposed to pollution levels considered unhealthy by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Air pollution is high in Europe. And that … Seguir leyendo

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