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Over 16 percent of Chinese soil is polluted

About 16.1 percent of soil in China’s mainland is polluted, an official report said Thursday Continue reading “Over 16 percent of Chinese soil is polluted” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Toxic dump poisons water in Italy

Water contaminated from an illegal toxic dump has been distributed over the course of years to residents of a large area in central Italy Continue reading “Toxic dump poisons water in Italy” »  More...

This diagram illustrates the effect of phase on the chemical reactivity of adipic acid. (Image courtesy of Kuwata Mikinori.)
By BioNews On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Jelly-like atmospheric particles resist chemical aging

Atmospheric chemists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Continue reading “Jelly-like atmospheric particles resist chemical aging” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 12th, 2012

BPA substitute in cash register receipts poses health risk

People are being exposed to higher levels of the substitute for BPA in cash register thermal paper receipts and many of the other products that engendered concerns about the health effects of bisphenol A Continue More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

New Zealand scientists try to solve mystery of disappearing penguins

New Zealand scientists are preparing a study to solve one of nature”s great mysteries, the disappearance of a rapidly dwindling breed of penguin every winter Continue reading “New Zealand scientists More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Coming soon: world’s first ‘green’ tires

Partnerships between tire companies and biotechnology firms have led to the development world’s first ‘green’ tires made from sugar Continue reading “Coming soon: world’s first ‘green’ tires” More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Carbon dioxide turned Antarctica into ice 34 million years ago

A new study claims that plunge in CO2 put the freeze on Antarctica, as Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40% before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 21st, 2011

Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age than today

A new study has suggested that carbon cycling might have been much smaller during last ice age than in the current, warmer climate Continue reading “Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age More...

By BioNews On Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Drops splash even before they touch surface

Splashing, which plays a pivotal role in the transport of pollutants and the spread of diseases, may occur even before the drop comes in actual contact with the surface Continue reading “Drops splash even More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 14th, 2011

Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban

International experts at the Second Asian Ban Asbestos Network Conference here Monday highlighted the dangers of exposure to asbestos Continue reading “Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban” »  More...