Category: Environment

5 Biggest Pesticide Companies Are Making Billions From “Highly Hazardous” Chemicals, Investigation Finds

Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch Poor people in developing countries are far more likely to suffer from exposure to pesticides classified as having high hazard to human health or the environment, according to new data that Unearthed analyzed. The analysis shows that the world’s top five pesticide makers are making billions,…

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High Levels of PFAS Affect Immune, Liver Functions in Cape Fear River Striped Bass

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found elevated levels of 11 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the blood of Cape Fear River striped bass. Two of those compounds – perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Nafion byproduct 2 – are associated with altered immune and…

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New Electricity Generator: A Drop of Water Can Power 100 LED Bulbs

Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further. A research team led by scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG), featured with a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy-conversion efficiency…

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Fireflies Face Extinction Threats From Habitat Loss, Pollution and Pesticides

Habitat loss, pesticide use and, surprisingly, artificial light are the three most serious threats endangering fireflies across the globe, raising the spectre of extinction for certain species and related impacts on biodiversity and ecotourism, according to a Tufts University-led team of biologists associated with the…

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