Category: Environment

Diesel exhaust stops honeybees from finding the flowers they want to forage

Natural Blaze Exposure to common air pollutants found in diesel exhaust pollution can affect the ability of honeybees to recognise floral odours, new University of Southampton research shows. Honeybees use floral odours to help locate, identify and recognise the flowers from which they forage. The…

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Scientists Recycle Plastic Bags Into Graphene

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial. The innovative nanotechnology uses non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags to make ‘carbon nanotube membranes’ – highly sophisticated and expensive materials with a variety of potential advanced applications including filtration,…

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Thousands Of Genetically Modified Insects Are Set For Release

by Arjun Walia Thousands of Genetically Modified (GM) insects developed by British scientists are set to be released into fields across Europe as an alternative to chemical pesticides. Granted, pesticides have been responsible for jeopardizing human health, damaging the environment and killing millions of bees…

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‘Safe’ levels of environmental pollution may have long-term health consequences

Natural Blaze New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that lifelong exposure to very low levels of food contaminants leads to metabolic diseases. Bethesda, MD—If you’re eating better and exercising regularly, but still aren’t seeing improvements in your health, there might be a reason: pollution….

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