Tag Archives: pollution

Utilising urine to capture CO2

A Spanish researcher has proposed the use of a readily available resource – wee – to combat CO2 pollution in cities. Urine (human and livestock) is a resource available across all human societies, is produced in large quantities and is … Continue reading

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The magnetic soap that cleans up oil spills

Bristol University has developed a soap that could be used to treat oil spills in the future, using a unique magnetic property. The soap (composed of iron rich salts) dissolves in water, and responds to a magnetic field when placed … Continue reading

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Polluting to stay clean?

An inconspicuous pollutant is slowly accumulating in the oceans and on the beaches of the world – synthetic lint. A fleece sweater may shed 2000 polyester fibres in a single wash and it is these plastic fibres that are making … Continue reading

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