Pollution News week ending October 5th 2014

All the blog posts and articles that caught our eye this week:

From science20.com:
Pollution Linked To Sea Turtle Cancer
Farm runoff and urban pollution in the Hawaiian islands is causing sea turtle tumors, according to a study by researchers at Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

From naturalnews.com:
Switching to public transportation could save $100 trillion and reduce pollution by 40%
Rising carbon dioxide emissions generated by vehicles has contributed to an epidemic that’s resulted in widespread sickness and death across the U.S.

From motherboard.vice.com:
The Air-Cleaning Onesie That Could Help Fight Beijing’s Pollution
It’s a rare example of wearable tech that actually sounds useful: This suit turns you into a walking air cleaner on the notoriously polluted streets of Beijing..

From journalrecord.com:
Coal pollution knows no borders
American coal expansion has the potential to rapidly overtake Indonesia and Russia. However, at what cost does this come with respect to world consumption, environmental impacts, and the probable increase in electricity prices.

From planetsave.com:
US Can Cut Carbon Pollution by 40% & Create 2.7 Million Jobs
A newly released report shows how the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels. In the process, 2.7 million new clean energy jobs will be created.

From phys.org:
Fall in monsoon rains driven by rise in air pollution, study shows
Emissions produced by human activity have caused annual monsoon rainfall to decline over the past 50 years, a study suggests.

From phys.org:
Surfactants do not harm the environment
When you take a shower and rinse the soap and shampoo off your body, the foam conveniently disappears between your toes and down the drain. Have you ever thought about what happens to the surfactants afterwards?

From theguardian.com:
Are walrus at risk from climate change?
A mass haul out of 35000 animals on an Alaska beach doesn’t bode well for the future of wildlife dependent on the Arctic ice.

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