Marine pollution
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread...
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Genius way to clean oil spills with a sponge
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have invented a sponge that soaks up oil with ease and could revolutionize the way we clean up oil spills. For mor...
French Rivers Turned Green
The rivers in 12 separate locations of France were dyed by Agents Environmental, an environmentalist group, who used the eye-grabbing color to display how easily and how far water pollution can spread...
Hong Kong's Dolphins At Risk Of Disappearing
As Hong Kong seeks to expand its international airport and with a major new bridge project under way, campaigners warn that the dwindling number of much-loved pink dolphins in surrounding waters may d...
Beijing Air Pollution Reaches Extremely Hazardous Levels
City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. Schools suspended outdoor ...
Video: Man Claims He Caught Three-Eyed Fish In Gowanus Canal
If the man in the video is to be believed, the first Gowanus Canal monster is your regular run-of-the-mill three-eyed fish. It was always only a matter of time until the putrid toxic waters of the Gow...
Research Suggests Marine Invasive Species Benefit From Rising CO2 Levels
Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new repo...
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwe...
Better Estimates Of Worldwide Mercury Pollution
New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought. Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated...
The Lowdown On Fracking
What’s the real story behind fracking? The question is a viable one when it comes to the process of hydraulic fracturing, or extracting oil and gas from shale rock deposits deep below the Earth’s surf...
Great Barrier Reef Oil Patch Found By Water Police Boat Amid 20km Spill Reports
An oil spill up to 20 kilometres long has been spotted along Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reefm with a 'sheen' and 'oily patches' found by police on the water, near Townsville, Queensland. 'We can...
Scientists develop mesh that captures oil—but lets water through
The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn't look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups. Water passes...
Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks
“YOU DO GET people looking at you strangely, but the tampon is not that obvious.” That’s Professor David Lerner, explaining what it was like to conduct a research project where feminine hygiene pr...
Ocean acidification spells trouble for shellfish industry
A new study finds that ocean acidification due to climate change may seriously hurt the U.S. shellfish industry
Visualising 268,000 tonnes of floating plastic in the world's ocean - National - NZ Herald News
Data visualisation and the guest data blog post by dumpark . A recent study on marine plastic pollution published in the journal PlosOne estimates that some 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighi...
Water pollution
Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly d...
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Sewerage
Sewerage refers to the infrastructure that conveys sewage. It encompasses components such as receiving drains, manholes, pumping stations, storm overflows, and screening chambers of the combined sewer...
Industrial waste
Industrial waste is the waste produced by industrial activity which includes any material that is rendered useless during a manufacturing process such as that of factories, mills, and mining operation...
Environmental issues with mining
The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cas...
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Surface runoff
Surface runoff (also known as overland flow) is the flow of water that occurs when excess stormwater, meltwater, or other sources flows over the earth's surface. This might occur because soil is satur...
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Urban runoff
Urban runoff is surface runoff of rainwater created by urbanization. This runoff is a major source of urban flooding and water pollution in urban communities worldwide.
Impervious surfaces (roads,...
Stormwater
Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events and snow/ice melt. Stormwater can soak into the soil (infiltrate), be held on the surface and evaporate, or runoff and end up in nearby...
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Ship pollution
The environmental impact of shipping includes greenhouse gas emissions, acoustic, and oil pollution. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates that Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping...
Ballast water discharge and the environment
Ballast water discharges by ships can have a negative impact on the marine environment.Cruise ships, large tankers, and bulk cargo carriers use a huge amount of ballast water, which is often taken on ...
Deep sea mining
Deep sea mining is a relatively new mineral retrieval process that takes place on the ocean floor. Ocean mining sites are usually around large areas of polymetallic nodules or active and extinct hydr...
Ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. An estimated 30–40% of the carbon dioxide released by hum...
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Eutrophication
Eutrophication (Greek: eutrophia—healthy, adequate nutrition, development; German: Eutrophie) or more precisely hypertrophication, is the ecosystem response to the addition of artificial or natura...
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Marine debris
Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. Floating oceanic debris tends to accumulate at...
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Mercury in fish
Fish and shellfish concentrate mercury in their bodies, often in the form of methylmercury, a highly toxic organic compound of mercury. Fish products have been shown to contain varying amounts of heav...
Mercury in fish - Wikipedia