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Explosive news: Plants can fight back against TNT pollution - researchers| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Explosive news: Plants can fight back against TNT pollution - researchers| Reuters

WASHINGTON Scientists have discovered why TNT is so toxic to plants and intend to use this knowledge to tackle the problem of cleaning up the many sites worldwide contaminated by the commonly used explosive. Researchers on Thursday said they have pinpointed an enzyme in plants that reacts with TNT, which is present in the soil at contaminated sites, and damages plant cells. #Technology #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Pollution #India
90 percent of seabirds have consumed plastic: New study reveals shocking fact

Sep 01, 2015

90 percent of seabirds have consumed plastic: New study reveals shocking fact

Majority of the world seabird species have plastic in their gut and 99 percent will have gobbled down plastic by 2050, according to a new study. #Life #ThatsJustWrong #Environment #science #Animals #Pollution #Wildlife #Birds #Seabirds #plastic #Shareworthy
Wind change at China blast site raises fears of toxic spread, prompts evacuation| Reuters

Aug 15, 2015

Wind change at China blast site raises fears of toxic spread, prompts evacuation| Reuters

TIANJIN, China China warned residents near the site of two huge explosions who had taken refuge in a school to evacuate on Saturday after a change in wind direction stoked fears that toxic particles could be blown inland. The evacuation came as a fire broke out again at the site of Wednesday's deadly blast in the northeastern port city of Tianjin, a warehouse specially designed to store dangerous chemicals, the official Xinhua news agency said. #United States #China #Middle East #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Pollution
China warns of change of wind spreading toxic substances at blast site| Reuters

Aug 15, 2015

China warns of change of wind spreading toxic substances at blast site| Reuters

SHANGHAI China warned residents near the site of two huge explosions who had taken refuge in a school to evacuate on Saturday when the wind changed direction, and suggested they wear long trousers and face masks. The advisory came from the official microblog of the branch of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China in the northeastern port of Tianjin. Several days ago, authorities said the wind was blowing in the direction of the sea, minimizing the risk to residents. #India #Environment #Middle East #Latin America #Entertainment #Pollution #opinion
Around 80 people die everyday in Delhi due to air pollution, says govt

Jul 23, 2015

Around 80 people die everyday in Delhi due to air pollution, says govt

Government on Thursday said that air pollution is killing around 80 people in Delhi every day, according to an international study released recently. #Delhi #NewsTracker #Air pollution #Diseases
Monsanto says 'expert panel' to review WHO finding on cancer link to herbicide| Reuters

Jul 15, 2015

Monsanto says 'expert panel' to review WHO finding on cancer link to herbicide| Reuters

Monsanto Co ( MON.N ), maker of one of the world's most widely used herbicides Roundup, said Tuesday that a panel of scientific experts will review the findings of a World Health Organisation cancer research unit that found the key ingredient in Roundup is "probably carcinogenic to humans." The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancers (IARC) said in March that it came to the conclusion that the key ingredient known as glyphosate was probably cancer-causing after reviewing a range of scientific literature. [ID:nL2N0WM2I4] But Monsanto immediately called for a retraction and called the findings by the team of international IARC scientists "junk science." [ID:nL2N0WP0UM] On Tuesday, Monsanto said it has asked the Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy to convene a panel of internationally recognised scientific experts to conduct the review of IARC's work. The experts include medical doctors, cancer experts, and individuals who hold doctoral degrees and who are specialists in public health, Monsanto said. #science #markets #United Kingdom #Pollution #events
Mumbai: NGT fines civic bodies Rs 100 crore for polluting Ulhas, Waldhuni river

Jul 07, 2015

Mumbai: NGT fines civic bodies Rs 100 crore for polluting Ulhas, Waldhuni river

n Monday, The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed four civic bodies, along with the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Maharashtra #National Green Tribunal #river pollution #CPCB #Karjat #Ulhas river #Waldhuni river #NGO Vanashakti #MPCB
China puts up advertisements depicting environmental issues in India

Jul 06, 2015

China puts up advertisements depicting environmental issues in India

China, the world's largest carbon emitter, has put up advertisements at public places depicting the environmental issues in Indian cities like Mumbai to warn its people about the impact of climate change #India #China #Environment #NewsTracker #Advertisement #Pollution #carbon emission
Yamuna river 'grossly polluted' by untreated sewage, effluent: Report

Jun 24, 2015

Yamuna river 'grossly polluted' by untreated sewage, effluent: Report

The Delhi Economic Survey report has expressed serious concern over the water quality of the Yamuna river, saying it is "grossly polluted" due to the #Delhi #NewsTracker #Yamuna #Pollution #Delhi Economic Survey #untreated sewage #water quality