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Coverage of pollution since September 7, 2023.

B.C. frog relocation project aims to better understand conservation practice

"...“They act as the canary in the coal mine, if you will. If the frog isn't doing well, because it's taking in whatever pollutants are from the air or the wetland itself, it's likely because the ecosystem isn't doing well. ”..."


West Kelowna fire chief’s harrowing tale opens eyes at United Nations

"...West Kelowna fire Chief Jason Brolund speaks at the Global Carbon Pricing Challenge event at the United Nations, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in New York. The federal government is hoping Canada’s devastating wildfire season sparks momentum for carbon pricing at the United Nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld..."


Canada highlights severe wildfire season to promote carbon pricing at UN

"...The federal government is hoping Canada's devastating wildfire season sparks momentum for carbon pricing at the United Nations..."


Salmon Arm council considers priority projects for $6 million grant

"...The list included 10 high-, medium- and low-priority projects ranked by cost. On top was the water pollution control centre (WPCC) upgrade, followed by planned slope and stability improvements for Lakeshore Road. Also on the list: the 16th Avenue NE and 11th Avenue NE multi-use path active transportation project and universal water metering..."


Opinions on Housing and Climate: Do Canadians Want a Climate-Centred Fix to Housing?

"...In recent months, Canadians across the country have felt the effects of climate related events (e. g. , forest fires, floods, extreme heat, high winds) as well as ongoing challenges associated with housing affordability (e..."


Device that monitors Red Deer River for oil spills was installed on Taylor Bridge this week

"...Monitoring for water quality and environmental health is a provincial government requirement — and a cause that’s also very important to the City of Red Deer, since Red Deerians get their drinking water from the Red Deer River. “We are always looking to maintain the water at a high quality,” said Marstaller..."


Slim majority of Albertans support oil and gas emissions cap, new polls suggest

"...“Most Albertans feel that way, but they don't think the average Albertan feels that way. There's a false sense of social reality. “Until that changes, until people's perceptions of public opinion catches up with public opinion, there's not much incentive for politicians to change their rhetoric..."


Twin polls suggest slim majority of Albertans support oil and gas emissions cap

"...The federal government has promised to bring in a cap on oil and gas emissions this fall. Smith has pledged to fight any such legislation, calling it an enforced production cap. Alberta has a 100-megatonne emissions cap on its books, although it's never been implemented..."


Biodegradable Fishing Gear Isn’t Good Enough Hakai Magazine

"...Drakeford and his team’s analysis comes amid mounting concern over marine plastic pollution, which is pouring into the world’s oceans at alarming rates and is liable to haunt marine ecosystems essentially forever. Large pieces of plastic can choke and strangle marine life, while tiny micro- and nanoplastics—the inevitable result of plastic breaking down—can have more insidious impacts..."


Lessons From California’s Carbon Dioxide Removal Policies

"...The California Climate Crisis Act, or AB 1279, was signed into law in September of 2022, and requires net-zero greenhouse gas emission by 2045 and net-negative emissions thereafter. It mandates at least 85% emissions reductions from 1990 levels by 2045, ensuring that carbon dioxide removal does not play an excessive role in meeting net zero..."


Regina city hall grounds ‘quite polluted' with human waste, mayor says

"...On July 28, 2023, officers from the Regina Police Service (RPS) cleared the tent encampment which forced the inhabitants to seek shelter elsewhere. What remains are memories of what occupied the lawn of city hall and “a lot of human biological elements,” as the mayor describes. “The language I've been using is the grounds are quite polluted,” said Mayor Sandra Masters..."


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Recent episodes that mention pollution.

Putting a price on pollution only makes sense if there's a real alternative, says leader of the NDP

Duration: 7:08

"...Politicians and industry gathered together this week for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)’s annual general meeting, held in Ottawa, Ontario..."


The billion-dollar pollution solution humanity needs right now | Stacy Kauk

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"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."


New Clean Fuel Regulation confirms investment environment for “decarbonizing” fuel

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"...The Canadian government has unveiled its awaited Clean Fuel Regulation (CFR), setting the stage for increased biofuel demand and production..."


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"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about pollution.

Sulfur: The stinky pollution nobody is talking about | Elemental Ep. 1

"...The colorful element is a main driver of acid rain and also a major pollutant present in coal..."


Completing the Picture: Designing a food system that’s positive for nature and our climate

"...The transition to renewable energy is critical in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s only half the story..."


How greenhouse gas emissions from rice can be minimised through regenerative production

"...The global food system is responsible for between 20-30% of greenhouse gas emissions, most of which are generated at the production stage..."


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"...Our food system is the primary driver of biodiversity loss, accounts for a third of greenhouse gas emissions and, while 10% of the planet’s population goes hungry, we waste almost one-third of the food we produce..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about pollution relevant to the latest news.

Application of Bivalve Molluscs in the Biological Purification of Polluted Natural Waters

"...These circumstances make it possible to design special bioreactors that can be used, together with other hydrobionts, such as algae and bacteria, for biological treatment of natural reservoirs polluted by sewage..."


Life Cycle Assessment of Bioretention Cell Designs and Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Media Amendments for Catalysis in

"...This study holds significance as the selection of media type, availability, transportation, and pollutant removal efficiencies directly impact on-site implementation, and each configuration incurs varying levels of environmental impacts that need quantification to meet sustainable and low-impact LID selection requirements..."


Environmental Application of Graphene and Its Forms for Wastewater Treatment: a Sustainable Solution Toward Improved Public Hea

"...Therefore, this review can be instrumental in understanding the fact that further development of graphene-based materials and their mass production can provide a very effective and economical wastewater treatment method..."


Research on the Prevention and Control of Carbon Pollution of Drinking Water Sources in Reservoirs and Management Strategies fo

"...At present, there is the behavior of ?development first, treatment later? for water sources, and there are many problems in the management of water quality, water quantity and carbon pollution prevention and control of drinking water sources..."


Chironomus riparius Larval Gut Bacteriobiota and Its Potential in Microplastic Degradation

"...The characterized strains are promising candidates for the development of environmentally friendly strategies to degrade organic pollution and microplastics in freshwater ecosystems..."


Stock market development and environmental quality in EU member countries: a dynamic heterogeneous approach

"...However, to the best of my knowledge, there has been no research on the linkage between stock market development and environmental quality in the EU, while controlling for natural resource rents, trade openness and energy consumption at the same time..."


Merging treatability results and sustainability assessment: a segregated textile dyehouse effluent

"...The following environmental impact categories are investigated: Global warming potential (GWP), abiotic depletion potential (ADP fossils and elements), acidification potential (AP), eutrophication potential (EP), freshwater aquatic ecotoxicity potential (FAETP), human toxicity potential (HTP), ozone depletion potential (ODP), photochemical ozone creation potential (POCP) and terrestrial ecotoxicity potential (TETP)..."


Application of Fuzzy Decision in Wastewater Treatment Project: A Case Study of Taizhou Pharmaceutical Park in China

"...The environmental protection department must supervise the enterprises to choose the appropriate wastewater treatment process and strengthen the management of wastewater treatment at the organizational and operational level..."


Accurate Traceability of Pollutants in Zhoucheng River Channel in Liyang

"...In order to systematically carry out the Zhoucheng River water environment renovation to meet the standards, the Zhoucheng River water environment pollution comprehensive traceability, classifying and establishing a long-term mechanism as the main task, based on the investigation and analysis of the current state of the water environment quality to clarify the Zhoucheng River pollution status and causes, and further propose water quality management measures to meet the standards in a targeted manner..."


Heavy metals adsorption performance of Ti-MXenes synthesized via fluorinated etchants and their regeneration

"...Owing to the large specific surface area, hydrophilicity, chemical stability, efficient mechanism, and effective adsorption towards the removal of aquatic pollutants, these MXenes are considered a thriving candidate for wastewater treatment..."


Photocatalytic dye degradation efficiency and reusability of potassium polyacrylate hydrogel loaded Ag@ZnO nanocomposite

"...The widespread use of nonbiodegradable synthetic dyes in various industries has led to significant toxic contamination and water pollution..."