Noise pollution negatively affects woodland bird communities, says CU-Boulder study
... study shows the strongest evidence yet that noise pollution
negatively influences bird populations, findings ... .
"This is the first study to show that noise pollution
causes changes in species interactions within ... of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. "Since noise pollution
can be a major cause of declining bird diversity ...
When children have breathing problems
... of La Plata and can now confirm that air pollution
caused by industry has even more grave effects ... to draw accurate conclusions about the actual pollution
of breathing air. We filtered out particulate ... we identified the fingerprint of the industrial pollution
in all sampled areas," says Leipzig-based ...
UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination
... information about the effects of Hurricane Ike on pollution
levels and help regulators determine whether ... professor Hanadi Rifai, who has studied pollution
in Houston-area bodies of water in partnership ... sophisticated models to help determine how much pollution
a body of water is taking in and where ...
Clean fuels could reduce deaths from ship smokestacks by 40,000 annually
... emissions from shipping fuel (the source of air pollution
linked to an increased risk of illness and death) ... sulfur content in fuel or designating air pollution
control areas to reduce air pollution
near highly populated coastal areas. Requiring ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009
... and heating to help reduce the country's high air pollution
levels. The recommendation stems from one of the ... quality, including a 98 percent reduction in air pollution
from tiny, inhalable particles of coal soot. ... contribute significantly to China's serious air pollution
levels among the highest in the world.
Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games
... CORVALLIS, Ore. Particulate air pollution
during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing ... the massive efforts by China to reduce air pollution
in and around Beijing during the Olympics, this was the largest scale atmospheric pollution
experiment ever conducted," said Staci Simonich, ...
Rice University researchers ask if biofuels will lead to a 'drink or drive'
... require large quantities of water and that water pollution
is exacerbated by agricultural drainage ... and improve trade balance while mitigating air pollution
and reducing fossil carbon emissions to the ... that reduce water consumption and mitigate water pollution
from agrichemicals, and identification of the ...
UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts
... viewed as a worrisome source of water and air pollution
and potent greenhouse gases.
"This is one of ... ways," he said.
Data on agricultural nitrogen pollution
are limited, and some nitrogen pollution
forms are difficult to monitor. Measurements can ...
Searching for pollution in the Caribbean
Concern over the growing incidence of pollution
in the Caribbean has been on the rise, as it has ... in the Caribbean had done extensive study of pollution
in the Caribbean Sea, compiling a list of sites in the Caribbean having high pollution
levels. UNEPs list served as the basis for ...
NASA study says climate adds fuel to Asian wildfire emissions
... the carbon monoxide detecting Measurements of pollution
in the Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument on NASA's ... health and safety. Peat fires also aggravate air pollution
problems in this region because they release four ... carbon monoxide than forest fires. In 1997, air pollution
from the fires cost the region an estimated $4.5 ...
AGU journal highlights -- March 25, 2009
... man-made from natural nitrogen-oxide pollution
Anyone may read the scientific abstract for ...
2. Ocean proximity aggravates Houston's ozone pollution
In Houston, Texas, understanding atmospheric processes that control pollution
formation is complicated by both typical urban ...
Inhaling a heart attack: How air pollution can cause heart disease
... indicates that an increase in particulate air pollution
is associated with an increase in heart attacks ... field that examines the relationship between air pollution
and heart disease.
Aruni Bhatnagar of the ... while Dr. Brook will give a talk on Environmental pollution
and hypertension. In addition, Araujo Jesus of ...
New 'pollution radar' developed to provide unprecedented picture of urban smog
... air quality measuring device that can act as a pollution
radar over cities.
A team from the Surrey ... resolution of 50m. Effectively, acting like a pollution
CityScan will enable the collection of ... to open up new areas in emission monitoring, pollution
measurement and air quality control. Such ...
Commercial ships spew half as much particulate pollution as world's cars
... ships emit almost half as much particulate pollution
into the air as the total amount released by ... shipping's total contribution to air particle pollution
based on direct measurements of emissions. The ... or about 2.2 million pounds, of particulate pollution
each year. Shipping also contributes almost 30 ...
Researchers call for nitrogen and phosphorus reductions to combat eutrophication in aquatic systems
... to alleviate eutrophication or nutrient pollution
problems in fresh and coastal waters. In the ... aquatic ecosystems, research tells us to focus pollution
reductions efforts on both nitrogen and ... help freshwater systems, but tend to push pollution
problems downstream into coastal and estuarine ...
Nutrient pollution chokes marine and freshwater ecosystems
... of aquatic plants and algae. Nitrogen pollution
is largely derived from agricultural fertilizers ... from the combustion of fossil fuels. Phosphorus pollution
is tied primarily to wastewater treatment and ... algal blooms, it passed a great deal of nitrogen pollution
on to coastal ecosystems, driving eutrophication ...
Indoor air pollution increases asthma symptoms
... increasing levels of indoor particulate matter pollution
and the severity of asthma symptoms among ... In many cases, the level of indoor fine particle pollution
measured was twice as high as the accepted standard for outdoor pollution
established by the EPA.
"Children spend nearly ...
To climate-change worries, add 1 more: Extended mercury threat
... GAINESVILLE, Fla. Mercury pollution
has already spurred public health officials to ... emissions, the metal will remain a source of pollution
for a long time.
"From the time you cut off ... that process would in turn have any effect on pollution
from mercury and other metals.
International experts weigh-in on harmful algal blooms
... group of scientists is linking nutrient pollution
in the world's coastal seas to an increase in the ... of 21 articles outlining the role of nutrient pollution
in the increasing frequency of these events.
Degraded water quality from increased nutrient pollution
promotes the development and persistence of many ...
Timetable for Puget Sound restoration suffers setback
... our data also suggest that although pollution
coming from a specific source or location may be ... of the Puget Sound's ability to recover from past pollution
insults following removal of the smelter point ... runoff was the leading source of water quality pollution
affecting coastal systems across the nation. ...
New satellite data reveal impact of Olympic pollution controls
... using satellites to measure the impact of air pollution
controls. Taking advantage of the opportunity, ... refine local and regional models to predict how pollution
levels respond to changes in emissions. Such ... up" estimates of total emissionstallies of likely pollution
sources, such as the number of cars on the road ...
Surface-level ozone pollution set to reduce tree growth 10 percent by 2100
... Modern day concentrations of ground level ozone pollution
are decreasing the growth of trees in the ... 17% reduction by the end of the century.
is four times greater now than prior to the ... by decreasing carbon assimilation in trees. Ozone pollution
occurs when nitrogen oxides have a photochemical ...
Light pollution offers new global measure of coral reef health
... at the forefront of widening interest in light pollution
and its effects on human and environmental ...
"It used to be you couldn't find light pollution
and wildlife together, except in a few white ... noted.
Yet despite its significance, light pollution
is only one of many stresses facing coral reefs, ...
K-State research: Freshwater pollution costs US at least $4.3 billion a year
... MANHATTAN -- pollution
by phosphorous and nitrogen isn't just bad for ... bad for Americans' pocketbooks.
impacts individuals on a level as basic as how ...
Dodds said that the majority of this type of pollution
is from nonpoint sources --that is it's not ...
Yale journal finds nanomaterials may have large environmental footprint
... will lower energy and resource use and the pollution
that accompanies them. The possibility of ... and appropriately so. But considerations of pollution
and energy use arising from the production ... as life cycle assessment, green chemistry and pollution
prevention, industrial ecology takes a broad and ...
Lichens function as indicators of nitrogen pollution in forests
... found lichens can give insight into nitrogen air pollution
effects on Sierra Nevada and San Bernardino ... month in the international journal Environmental pollution
and are significant because nitrogen from air pollution
causes detrimental chemical and biological ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac
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Fungus fights air pollution
by removing sulfur from crude oil
Industrial & ... that can remove sulfur a major source of air pollution
from crude oil more effectively than ... methods. The finding could help reduce air pollution
and acid rain caused by the release of sulfur ...
Army can boost mission success by better managing
... problems. At one base camp in Afghanistan, legacy pollution
problems caused short-term respiratory illnesses ... in locations that have significant legacy pollution
and other environmental problems.
The study ... such as insufficient waste management.
from base camps can affect relations with locals, ...
Warming world in range of dangerous consequences
... assumption that efforts to clean up particulate pollution
continue to be successful, according to a new ... not be forced to consider trade-offs between air pollution
abatement and mitigation of greenhouse gas ... that the cooling effect of man-made aerosol pollution
will be eliminated during the 21st Century. ...
Improving industry efficiency through environmental innovations
... as efficiency increases. In three to ten years, pollution
is reduced by 65 to 85 percent and the costs per ... has proved it. You also argue that taxation on pollution
can lead to pollution
reduction but this is not the driver of changes. ...
Lighting research center develops framework for assessing light pollution
"Until now the conversation about light pollution
has been just that a lot of talk with no data," ... users to address three important aspects of light pollution
sky glow, light trespass, and discomfort glare ... began to find creative solutions to reduce light pollution
while maintaining the design objectives. This is ...
Dirty air brings rain -- then again, maybe not
... finding to the disputed issue of whether air pollution
increases or decreases rainfall. The conclusion: ... and specifically in areas suffering from manmade pollution
and water shortages, including Israel.
In an ... development of more exact predictions of how air pollution
affects weather, water resources and future ...
Experts meet on need for new rules to govern world's fragile polar regions
... as its ice recedes include:
from ships and offshore extraction of oil and ... is particularly susceptible to the effects of pollution
(as demonstrated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill). ... binding rules to regulate operational pollution
from offshore installations. Strict standards for ...
September 2008 Biology of Reproduction highlights
... 2008; DOI 10.1095/biolreprod.108.068106
Urban air pollution
is associated with poor and adverse pregnancy ... present evidence that the effects of urban air pollution
on pregnancy outcomes could be related to changes ...
Greenland ice core reveals history of pollution in the Arctic
"But it turns out pollution
in southern Greenland was higher 100 years ago ... the beginning of the previous century than today. pollution
levels in the early 1900s also represented a ...
Continuous, monthly and annually averaged pollution
records taken from the Greenland ice core dating ...
Many US public schools in 'air pollution danger zone'
... in three U.S. public schools are in the "air pollution
danger zone," according to new research from the ... highway.
Past research on highway-related air pollution
exposure has focused on residences located close ... from the UC Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air pollution
Study (CCAAPS) which has reported that exposure ...
Scientists to assess Beijing Olympics air pollution control efforts
... of Beijing. Cheju is in the projected path of pollution
plumes that begin in various cities in China, ... the ground that will track dust, soot and other pollution
aerosols that travel from Beijing and other parts ... brown clouds.
The instruments will observe pollution
transport patterns as Beijing enacts its "great ...
Scripps scientists will assess Beijing Olympics air pollution control efforts
... southeast of Beijing and in the projected path of pollution
plumes originating in various cities in China ... will track the transport of dust, soot and other pollution
aerosols that travel from Beijing and other parts ... clouds.
The instruments are observing pollution
transport patterns as Beijing enacts its "great ...
Bacterial persistence in streams
The presence of bacteria from fecal pollution
continues to be a problem in both rural and urban ... been closely monitored as an indicator of fecal pollution
and possible bacterial or viral enteric ... on-going and ever-present issues related to fecal pollution
and bacterial transport within watersheds. The UT ...
OSU study shows exposure to bad air raises blood pressure
... are the first to report a direct link between air pollution
and its impact on high blood pressure, or ... evidence of the strong relationship between air pollution
and cardiovascular disease," said Sanjay ... in blood pressure over one week.
The air pollution
level inside the chamber containing particulate ...