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Researchers develop new system to test for mercury in water

A new ultra-sensitive, low-cost and portable system for detecting mercury in environmental water has been developed by researchers in Adelaide.


Related Topix: Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Oakland, EBMUD reach deal with feds over bay pollution

The city of Oakland, the East Bay Municipal Utility District and six other East Bay cities have reached an agreement with federal environmental regulators to prevent sewage overflows and spills into the San Francisco Bay, officials said Monday.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

The Heartland Institute

UN and its Auspices Bear Responsibility for Global Warming Hysteria

President Obama has made 2014 his "year of action" and plans to use his executive authority to implement various actions of his agenda that are too divisive for Congress to consider.


Related Topix: Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jerry Brown signs environment pact with Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Science, World News, Mexico, California

Science Daily

New species of mayfly discovered in India

Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Dead fish numbers 'expected to rise' thumbnail

OFFICIALS investigating a huge fish kill in Bessbrook River fear that the number of dead fish could rise.


Related Topix: Armagh County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Science

Like or don't like EPA's power-plant rule? Now's your turn to tell them why

In a conference call with reporters Monday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy – who testified before Congress on the rule last week – said that the hearings will give citizens a key opportunity to give their two cents on the proposal, which has generated strong pushback from the power industry and Republicans in Congress.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Science


A tale of two carbon taxes

Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened.


Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming

WKXW-FM Trenton

Bill would require certified mold technicians

Believe it or not, there aren't many requirements be a mold remediation technician in New Jersey, but new legislation aims to change that.


Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Times

Student, professor examine Lanier, Flat Creek for water quality

Particularly drawn to Flat Creek, Melba Horton spent the early part of the summer checking the water quality at Lake Lanier.


Related Topix: Science, Hall County, GA, Gainesville, GA, Michigan Technological University, McNeese State University, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Salisbury Journal

Parks to be protected from fracking

The policy was unveiled as the latest bidding process for shale companies seeking licences to explore for oil and gas was opened.


Related Topix: Science

Trees cut pollution and improve air quality, reduce respiratory symptoms

Green roofs can minimise storm water run-off, cool the environment and help absorb CO2.


Related Topix: Science

Beaver Countian

Our obsession with green lawns drives me nuts, and it's killing the environment

This article titled "Our obsession with green lawns drives me nuts, and it's killing the environment" was written by Syndee Barwick, for on Sunday 27th July 2014 11.00 UTC On Sunday mornings, you'll often find me sipping coffee with birdsong and the chatter of squirrels in the background as I read the paper.


Related Topix: Science

Holtville Tribune

Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.


Related Topix: California, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science

Bangkok Post

In Rayong, oil spill recovery is only...

Tourists have returned to Koh Samet to find little trace of last year's disaster, but fishermen and marine scientists tell a different story The turquoise sea surrounding Koh Samet bears no visible sign of the crude oil from last year's spill that drew international headlines.


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Life, Food, Seafood, Science

Free Republic

Warner presses Gillespie on climate change

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie said he thinks there is enough evidence to support climate change after being pressed on the issue during a debate with incumbent Sen. Mark Warner .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Science

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: A lot is riding on finding culprit in honeybee deaths

There are many suspects, but one has become the focus of scientists and regulators worldwide.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Apiculture, Opinion

Alberta lake health warnings become a rite of summer

A sign warning of the health risks associated with blue-green algae is displayed at a public beach on Pigeon Lake.


Related Topix: Science, Weather, Agriculture

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Medical Daily

Unemployment Stress May Kill You, But Recessions Will Keep You Healthy

Researchers wanted to better understand why unemployment is harmful to an individual's health, but overall, might decrease mortality rates in a large population.


Related Topix: Science

The Island Packet

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, Buzz Miller, executive vice president of nuclear development at Southern Co., stands in front of the high-pressure vessel that will be used in a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Waynesboro, GA, Burke County, GA, Science