China recently released some findings from its survey of air and water pollution sources. The most striking fact was the significant impact of agricultural non-point sources on water pollution levels. Air and water (at least surface water) pollution which are easily observed generate more attention than pollution of the soil, yet once [...]
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February 14th, 2010 · No Comments
November 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Greenpeace issued a report several weeks ago, during my hiatus, that I have just had an opportunity to review. Poisoning the Pearl is based on the results of wastewater samples conducted by Greenpeace investigators of several facilities operating in the Pearl River Delta. The results were discouraging, but predictable.
All the facilities sampled were found [...]
November 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Heavy Metal Problem #1: “I’m living in a hell hole. Don’t wanna stay in this hell hole.”
Heavy Metal Problem #2: Mercury, lead, etc. in soil and sediments.
Today we address Problem #2, but it’s possible the two problems are related. One side effect of too much cadmium in the diet could be an irresistible urge to form a [...]