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Hazardous Waste News
June 17, 2019

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Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels by up to 300 times, the first ever ... read more

People Recycle More When They Know What Recyclable Waste Becomes

A new study shows that consumers recycle more when they think about how their waste can be transformed into new products. Change the conversation from 'Where does this go?' to 'What does this ... read more
A survey of plastic pollution on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory's beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic debris. ... read more

Arsenic in Drinking Water May Change Heart Structure

Among young adults, drinking water contaminated with arsenic may lead to structural changes in the heart that raise their risk of heart ... read more
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Fishers Keen to Help Address the Problem of Marine Litter

Commercial fishers are acutely aware of the potential for marine litter to cause lasting damage to their catches and the wider industry, a new study ... read more

Evidence of Multiple Unmonitored Coal Ash Spills Found in N.C. Lake

New evidence of unmonitored and unreported coal ash spills in a North Carolina lake highlights the risk of similar spills at coal ash storage sites ... read more

Dead Roots Double Shoreline Loss in Gulf

A new study finds that the loss of marsh-edge salt grasses and mangroves due to disturbances such as heavy oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill doubles the rate of shoreline erosion in ... read more

Progress in Hunt for Unknown Compounds in Drinking Water

When we drink a glass of water, we ingest an unknown amount of by-products that are formed in the treatment process. And we don't know what many of them are. However using advanced technology, ... read more

New technology engineers natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of ... read more

Cement as a Climate Killer: Using Industrial Waste to Produce Carbon Neutral Alternatives

Producing cement takes a big toll on our climate: Around eight per cent of annual global carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to this process. A team of geoscientists has found a way to produce ... read more

Clean and Effective Electronic Waste Recycling

E-waste recycling is far below what it should be to reduce its impact on the environment and human health simply because it is not economically feasible. Researchers from Japan are working on a way ... read more

Bacterial Communities for Wastewater Treatment System

A global study expands the understanding of activated sludge microbiomes for next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems enhanced by microbiome engineering. Wastewater treatment and reuse ... read more

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is step closer, thanks to new ... read more

Soaking Up Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products from Water

Medications excreted in the urine or dumped into the toilet can end up in the water supply, just like lotions or cosmetics that wash off the body and go down the sink or shower drain. Unfortunately, ... read more

Researchers have designed a recyclable plastic that can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level, and then reassembled into a different shape, texture, and color again and ... read more

Researchers report that they have developed a radically different desalination approach--''temperature swing solvent extraction (TSSE)''--for hypersaline brines. Their study ... read more

Researchers have demonstrated an innovative nanodevice for harvesting solar energy. The article reports that evolutive dipole nanoantennas (EDNs) generate a thermoelectric voltage three times larger ... read more

Using data from field experiments and computer modeling of ground faults, researchers have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in 'fracking' and wastewater ... read more

Hydrogen is a critical component in the manufacture of thousands of common products from plastic to fertilizers, but producing pure hydrogen is expensive and energy intensive. Now, a research team ... read more

Do Additives Help the Soil?

A researcher is using her latest study to question whether soil additives are worth their salt. Despite a decades-long practice, there could be environmental consequences of adding bio-fertilizers ... read more

Field Study Finds Pellet-Fed Stoves Cut Air Pollutant Emissions 90%

A field study finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use of compressed wood pellets, reduces air pollution by about 90% for a range of contaminants associated with health problems and climate ... read more

Biochemists have discovered two ways that autophagy, or self-eating, controls the levels of oils in plant cells. The study describes how this cannibalistic-sounding process actually helps plants ... read more

Studies Link Earthquakes to Fracking in the Central and Eastern US

Small earthquakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas can be linked to hydraulic fracturing wells in those regions, according to ... read more

Those Home-Delivered Meal Kits Are Greener Than You Thought

Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad environmental rap due to perceived packaging ... read more

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