September 20, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Mine metals at Maine Superfund site causing widespread contamination

Toxic metals from the only open pit mine in an estuary system in the United States are widespread in nearby sediment, water and fish and may be affecting marine and coastal animals that feed on them beyond the mine site, a new study finds. Continue reading

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May 28, 2013
by Alvin Lin
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A Five-Part Strategy to Cap and Cut China’s Coal Consumption

Alvin Lin, China Climate and Energy Policy Director, Beijing
It is hard to miss the staggering statistics when it comes to coal in China, which now consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Unrestricted growth in c… Continue reading

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May 6, 2013
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Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

Metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors. They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic solar cells and LED lights, biologi… Continue reading

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May 2, 2013
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Poison lips? Troubling levels of toxic metals found in cosmetics

Researchers found lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in a sample of 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. Some of the metals were detected at levels that could raise potential he… Continue reading

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May 1, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for increasing t… Continue reading

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April 2, 2013
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Total buzz kill: Metals in flowers may play role in bumblebee decline

Beekeepers and researchers nationally are reporting growing evidence that a powerful new class of pesticides may be killing off bumblebees. Now, research points toward another potential cause: metal pollution from aluminum and nickel. A new study finds… Continue reading

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March 8, 2013
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How to thrive in battery acid and among toxic metals

In the movie Alien, the title character is an extraterrestrial creature that can survive brutal heat and resist the effects of toxins. In real life, organisms with similar traits exist, such as the “extremophile” red alga Galdieria sulphuraria. In hot … Continue reading

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February 25, 2013
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Higher levels of several toxic metals found in children with autism

Researchers have found significantly higher levels of toxic metals in children with autism, compared to typical children. They hypothesize that reducing early exposure to toxic metals may help lessen symptoms of autism, though they say this hypotheses … Continue reading

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January 28, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Boom in Mining Rare Earths Poses Toxic Risks

The mining of metals used in electronics is spreading to countries like Malaysia and Brazil, but scientists warn of the toxic and radioactive wastes generated by the industry. Continue reading

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April 4, 2011
by NRDC News
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Media scan 4/4: Pipeline safety, uranium storage, e-waste, electric vehicles, and more…

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide Anthony Swift was quoted in the New York Times about the Secretary of Transportation’s plan to introduce pipeline safety measures in Pennsylvania… Robert Norris spoke with the New York Time… Continue reading

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August 27, 2010
by Scott Slesinger
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Coal Waste Regulation — Utilities Trying to Avoid Regulating their Toxic Wastes by Misdirection

What happens to the toxics that utilities remove from their stacks that used to pollute our skies?  They now pollute our waters.
COAL ASH FINALLY ADDRESSED  — EPA versus OMB
During the past 30 years, the pollutants that used to go up the sta… Continue reading

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