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Untreated wastewater used in agriculture

11 years ago from UPI

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A survey released in Stockholm, Sweden, suggests many cities around the world use raw, untreated wastewater for agricultural purposes.

Weather and Climate Leaders Call on Washington to Better Protect the Nation from Climate Change and Severe Weather

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Eight leading professional organizations in the field of weather and climate today called on the next administration and Congress to better protect the United States from severe weather and climate...

Some Trader Ming's-brand products recalled

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of approximately 987 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken noodle products due to a labeling...

Canada recalls various deli meat brands

11 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against consuming certain brands of ready-to-eat deli meat products because of possible contamination.

Many US Public Schools In 'Air Pollution Danger Zone'

11 years ago from Science Daily

One in three US public schools are in the "air pollution danger zone," according to new research. Researchers have found that more than 30 percent of American public schools are...

Soils Limited in Storing Carbon and Mitigating Global Warming, Studies Find

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Soils, long known to be potential natural "sinks" or storehouses for carbon, are limited in just how much carbon they can stash away, according to two recent studies...

BASF Moves Closer To Shedding Its Styrenics Businesses

11 years ago from C&EN

For now, firm to set styrenics apart as independent subsidiaries.

Rainforest expedition will shine light on frog deaths

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A physicist and a conservationist from The University of Manchester are heading for the rain forests of Costa Rica - in a bid to understand more about...

Scientists Team Up in Houston to Tacle Global Challenges

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

More than 10,000 international scientists, professionals, educators, and students will gather in Houston on 5-9 October 2008 at a historic, first-ever Joint Annual Meeting of several scientific socieites to discuss...

Global Warming: Increased Public Acceptance May Be Tenuous

11 years ago from Science Blog

The cover story in the August 16-22, 2008, issue of New Scientist magazine examines climate change over the next ten years. It points out that climate scientists are improving their...

Chinese scientists recycle circuit boards to park benches

11 years ago from SciDev

Chinese scientists are recycling e-waste into a strong material for multiple uses such as park benches and fences.

New Robot Scouts Best Locations For Components Of Undersea Lab

11 years ago from Science Daily

Like a deep-sea bloodhound, Sentry -- the newest in an elite group of unmanned submersibles able to operate on their own in demanding and rugged environments -- has helped scientists...

How Manchuria Changed the World

11 years ago from Live Science

The athletes of the world might currently be competing for titles in Beijing, but it was in northeast China where the battle for world supremacy was played out one century...

Scientists making waves with wireless ocean monitoring

11 years ago from Physorg

The Great Barrier Reef and other sensitive environments could in future be managed with the help of a marine wireless network developed by University of Queensland (UQ)-led research.

Feature: A view to our emissions trading scheme

11 years ago from Science Alert

Whether it is the centrepiece of Australia’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as the government claims, or just one of a raft of measures as others argue it should...

Global Temperature Report - July 2008

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Shrinking regions of cooler than normal temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean during July suggest the La Nina cooling event is fading.

Sloshing Inside Earth Changes Protective Magnetic Field

11 years ago from Live Science

A changing magnetic field could expose satellites to damaging radiation storms.

Opinion: Saving the Coorong by restoring its native state

11 years ago from Science Alert

Opening the barrages can save the lower lakes but not the Murray River, writes Jennifer Marohasy.

Coasts may be 'abandoned to sea'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Parts of Britain's coastline are so eroded they are not worth protecting from the sea, the Environment Agency says.

Middle East change for the wetter

11 years ago from Science Alert

Key parts of the Middle East will probably get wetter with more climate change, rather than drier, as predicted in less detailed projections.

Panel needed to prevent disasters

11 years ago from Science Alert

Australia urgently needs an independent panel of geoscientists to act as an 'early warning system' for environmental crises, according to experts.

Bumps on the Road to a Greener City

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Enterprising attempts at living green in the city can sometimes lead to messy or frustrating blowback.

A Push to Increase Icebreakers in the Arctic

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A growing array of military leaders, Arctic experts and lawmakers say the United States is losing its ability to patrol and safeguard Arctic waters.

Poor river management discovered

11 years ago from Science Alert

Using satellite imagery, researchers have found that floodplain development may threaten the Murray Darling Basin's last free-flowing river, despite legislation.

Cockroach King reigns as pest-killers discuss climate change

11 years ago from Physorg

More than 100 of Southeast Asia's hardiest bugs measured up this week in Bangkok, where experts met to discuss new ways of controlling the pests, which they say are a...

Opinion: No simple matter- carbon trading and agriculture

11 years ago from Science Alert

There are many challenges involved in applying a carbon pollution reduction scheme to Australian agriculture; perhaps while overcoming them we can not only reduce emissions, but also build a more...

Community managed water is cleaner

11 years ago from Science Alert

Research has found that remote Aboriginal communities are better at keeping their water supply clean when they are given the responsibility of looking after it.

Neti pot can ease sinus problems

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

My friend, daughter-in-law and I have been able to stop our prescription nasal sprays and inhalers for sinus problems and allergies since using a neti pot daily. I get bronchitis...