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8 air pollutants destroying the atmosphere

Back in school, you’ll have learned that the air in our atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen, at 78%, and oxygen, at 21%, with a number of other trace gases. 1,039 more words

Air Quality

Water Canada: Researchers sound warning about plastics in Great Lakes

Via Water Canada
March 8, 2013 by Saul Chernos

Message in a Bottle: Researchers sound warning about plastics in Great Lakes

When Dr. Sherri Mason and her team cast a net into three Great Lakes last July, scouring for debris, they weren’t sure what to expect. 1,946 more words


Draft of Mississippi-Rideau Drinking Water Source Protection Plan released

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The Mississippi Valley Conservation and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority have developed draft policies to help keep contaminants out of rivers and groundwater where they are a source of municipal drinking water. 311 more words


Pollutants in Aquifers May Threaten Future of Mexico's Fast-Growing 'Riviera Maya'

ScienceDaily (Feb. 7, 2011) — Pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, shampoo, toothpaste, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants infiltrate the giant aquifer under Mexico’s “Riviera Maya,” research shows. 917 more words