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Monday, April 18th, 2016

Investing in Nature Can Help China Solve Water Pollution Challenges

Beijing—The Nature Conservancy (TNC) released the China Urban Water Blueprint showing nature can be key to improving water quality for more than 150 million people. The report analyzes the state of water sources tapped by China’s 30 largest and fastest growing cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan and found that 73 percent of these watersheds face

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Big Data Project Aims to Make Breathing Easier by Mapping Air Quality

Heavy city traffic contributes significantly to air pollution and health problems such as asthma, but University of Texas at Dallas researchers think another kind of traffic — data traffic — might help citizens better cope with pollution. “Online maps are accessed millions of times daily by people using computers and mobile devices to find the

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Great Lakes Pollution No Longer Driven by Airborne Sources; Land, Rivers Now Bigger Factors

NARRAGANSETT, R.I., Dec. 17, 2014—A chemical oceanographer at the University of Rhode Island who measured organic pollutants in the air and water around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario has found that airborne emissions are no longer the primary cause of the lakes’ contamination. Instead, most of the lakes’ chemical pollutants come from sources on land

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Tracking Down the Origins of the World’s Migrating Ocean Pollution

UNSW mathematicians and oceanographers have developed a model that could reveal who is to blame for litter in the floating garbage patches in the world’s oceans. The best known area of concern is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch between Hawaii and California where pieces of plastic outweigh plankton in that part of the ocean, posing

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Satellites in Thailand Monitor Slash-And-Burn

Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has ordered northern provincial authorities to use satellite surveillance to monitor bushfires and cut down on haze pollution. He said satellite imagery was the most accurate tool to detect bushfire hotspots and should form an integral part of the government’s campaign to reduce haze pollution in the North. Read More