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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pollution’

Climate Change: Could It Be Bad For Your Health?

Everyone has heard about the negative effects of climate change, but just how bad can things really get? According to several new studies, climate change could actually be bad for your health. One study claims that the rising temperatures will lead to more heat-related illnesses such as heat strokes and heart attacks. “Nearly every place east of the Rocky Mountains …

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Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ the Size of Connecticut

Oceanic researchers revealed that a man-made “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico has bloomed to roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), dead zones are hypoxic areas in large bodies of water, caused by “excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required …

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China: Smog Chokes Chinese Manchuria, as Overpopulated Asian Giant Burns Coal

Vast areas of China’s north-east were choking in smog on Monday, as the Asian giant grappled with yet another horrendous air pollution crisis threatening millions of lives. Schools and colleges were forced to suspend classes in Chinese Manchuria’s largest cities, including the culturally rich metropolis of Harbin. Road traffic was paralyzed as visibility was drastically compromised, while local airports were …

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Dead Pigs in River Float into Shanghai

The New York Times is reporting that more than 2,800 dead pigs have been found floating into Shanghai in the Huangpu River, which flows through the city. The incident has raised concerns about contamination of Shanghai tap water. The carcasses were evidently coming from somewhere upstream, and Chinese officials are currently trying to identify the source of the pigs. The …

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Beijing Mushroom Cloud Leaves Residents Concerned

Beijing mushroom cloud: What in the world is it? According to the AFP, the enormous cloud, which many describe as something you’re likely to witness following an atomic explosion, is the direct result of illegal straw burning. Although some have claimed that the cloud is actually the fallout from a chlorine leak at a chemical or an eruption at a …

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Robot Fish Will Clean Polluted Waters, Render Pool Boys Irrelevant

In every science fiction movie or book or television show, this is where it always starts. We build intelligent robots to help us out with things but, by the end, we end up working for them. Before we get cozy with the idea of that indentured future, we might as well enjoy the robots’ subservience while we can, and no …

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China: An Efficient Manufacturer Of Pollution

In the 1970’s we started outsourcing production from the United Staes to overseas facilities that could meet production demands faster and cheaper. After over forty years of outsourcing, one thing is clear: Our air and waterways are a lot less polluted. Now shocking news from China says, their air quality is terrible! How could that be? Apparently, China has been …

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