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Shell sued in UK for 'decades of oil spills' in Nigeria

Shell sued in UK for 'decades of oil spills' in Nigeria | bioremediation | Scoop.it
More than 40,000 Nigerians demand action from Shell to clean up oil spills that have devastated communities for decades.
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Prodotti chimici "speciali" per impianti di biogas: il nichel

Prodotti chimici "speciali" per impianti di biogas: il nichel | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Terrorismo informativo al servizio del marketing. A cura di Mario A. Rosato
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Types of Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air - Sustainable Baby Steps

Types of Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air - Sustainable Baby Steps | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Why invest in expensive electrical air purifiers when you could purchase a few types of houseplants to clean and filter your air naturally and inexpensively?
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Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Rechargeable batteries in smartphones, cars and tablets don't last forever. Old batteries often wind up in landfills or incinerators, potentially harming the environment. And valuable materials remain locked inside.
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These are the best houseplants to improve indoor air quality, study finds

These are the best houseplants to improve indoor air quality, study finds | bioremediation | Scoop.it
And... breathe.
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Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant-Microbe-Metal Interactions: Relevance for Phytoremediation | Plant-Microbe Symbiosis

Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant-Microbe-Metal Interactions: Relevance for Phytoremediation | Plant-Microbe Symbiosis | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Plants and microbes coexist or compete for survival and their cohesive interactions play a vital role in adapting to metalliferous environments, and can thus be explored to improve microbe-assisted phytoremediation.
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Politecnico di Torino Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica e Nucleare Tesi di Laurea magistrale Numerical investigation on diffusive isotope frac…
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Pietropaoli, Silvia (2014) Mesocosmi sperimentali per lo studio dei processi fisiologici di specie arboree forestali nell’ambito della fitodepurazione: recupero di acque contaminate per la produzio...

Pietropaoli, Silvia (2014) Mesocosmi sperimentali per lo studio dei processi fisiologici di specie arboree forestali nell’ambito della fitodepurazione: recupero di acque contaminate per la produzio... | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Portal for open access research theses. DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.
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Volcanic rocks help turn carbon emissions to stone — and fast

Volcanic rocks help turn carbon emissions to stone — and fast | bioremediation | Scoop.it
A pilot program in Iceland that injected carbon dioxide into basaltic lava rocks turned more than 95 percent of the greenhouse gas into stone within two years.
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30 Reasons Why Landscape Architecture is More Important Than You Think

30 Reasons Why Landscape Architecture is More Important Than You Think | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Article by Lidija Šuster These 30 reasons why landscape […]
The post 30 Reasons Why Landscape Architecture is More Important Than You Think appeared first on Landscape Architects Network.
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21 reasons why forests are important

21 reasons why forests are important | bioremediation | Scoop.it
In case you're missing the forest for the trees, here are a few reminders why woodlands are wonderful.
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Future Extraction Methods - Bioleaching and Phytomining | Chemistry for All | The Fuse School

Learn the basics about future extraction methods including bioleaching and phytomining. This is a part of the overall environmental chemistry topic. SUBSCRIB...
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MIT researchers turn waste gas into liquid fuel

MIT researchers turn waste gas into liquid fuel | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Successful trial at a pilot plant in China using bacteria to convert exhaust emissions to oil will now be tested at a larger scale
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Bacteria turn trees into pollution-eating machines

They are also being used to make new compounds.
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‘Radiation shield’ found hidden in water bear genome

‘Radiation shield’ found hidden in water bear genome | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Tardigrades, tiny aquatic creatures found in habitats from backyard ponds to Antarctic glaciers, are tough enough to survive the radiation-fraught perils of space. But for a long time, scientists couldn’t agree on why the animals—also known as water bears—are so hardy. Now, researchers have identified a gene that protects the tardigrades’ DNA from radiation, BBC reports. The gene, called Dsup, showed its importance when researchers inserted it into human DNA strands and blasted them with x-rays.
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Mercury remediation potential of a mercury resistant strain Sphingopyxis sp. SE2 isolated from contaminated soil

Mercury remediation potential of a mercury resistant strain Sphingopyxis sp. SE2 isolated from contaminated soil | bioremediation | Scoop.it
A mercury resistant bacterial strain SE2 was isolated from contaminated soil. The 16s rRNA gene sequencing confirms the strain as Sphingopyxis belongs to the Sphingomonadaceae family of the α-Proteobacteria group. The isolate showed high resistance to mercury with estimated concentrations of Hg that caused 50% reduction in growth (EC50) of 5.97 and 6.22 mg/L and minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of 32.19and 34.95 mg/L in minimal and rich media, respectively. The qualitative detection of volatilized mercury and the presence of mercuric reductase enzyme proved that the strain SE2 can potentially remediate mercury. ICP-QQQ-MS analysis of the remaining mercury in experimental broths indicated that a maximum of 44% mercury was volatilized within 6 hr by live SE2 culture. Furthermore a small quantity (23%) of mercury was accumulated in live cell pellets. While no volatilization was caused by dead cells, sorption of mercury was confirmed. The mercuric reductase gene merA was amplified and sequenced. Homology was observed among the amino acid sequences of mercuric reductase enzyme of different organisms from α-Proteobacteria and ascomycota groups.
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Oil spill bioremediation via bioaugmentation and biostimulation

by: Amanda Williams and Justin Angel
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China's soil plan needs strong support

China's soil plan needs strong support | bioremediation | Scoop.it
The government must accompany its action plan on soil quality with effective laws and remediation measures, says Hong Yang.
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Enhancement of Biofilm Formation on Pyrite by Sulfobacillus thermosulfidooxidans

Enhancement of Biofilm Formation on Pyrite by Sulfobacillus thermosulfidooxidans | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Bioleaching is the mobilization of metal cations from insoluble ores by microorganisms. Biofilms can enhance this process. Since Sulfobacillus often appears in leaching heaps or reactors, this genus has aroused attention.
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Puglia, nasce un lago dai reflui fognari: ora turisti e picnic

Puglia, nasce un lago dai reflui fognari: ora turisti e picnic | bioremediation | Scoop.it
"L'impianto di Forcatella sarà un modello per tutta la Puglia. Sarà il prototipo di quelli con cui consentiremo il riutilizzo irriguo
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New mutualistic fungal endophytes isolated from poplar roots display high metal tolerance

New mutualistic fungal endophytes isolated from poplar roots display high metal tolerance | bioremediation | Scoop.it
This study aimed to isolate, identify, and characterise metal-tolerant fungi colonising poplar roots at a metal-contaminated phytoremediation site. Poplar roots were colonised by arbuscular mycorrhizal, ectomycorrhizal, and endophytic fungi, and the species were determined by ITS molecular analyses. Eight different isolates were successfully isolated into pure culture. Three isolates belonging to the Helotiales (P02, P06) and the Serendipita vermifera species (P04) were highly tolerant to metals (Cd, Zn, Pb, and Cu) compared to the mycorrhizal Hebeloma isolates. The three isolates degraded complex carbohydrates, such as xylan and cellulose, indicating that they could partially degrade root cell walls and penetrate into cells. This hypothesis was confirmed by further in vitro re-synthesis experiments, which showed that the three isolates colonised root tissues of poplar plantlets whereas two of them formed microsclerotia-like structures. Taken together, these results suggest an endophytic lifestyle of these isolates. This is the first evidence of S. vermifera as a root endophyte of poplar. A new endophytic putative species belonging to the Helotiales and closely related to Leohumicola is also reported. Interestingly, and when compared to mock-inoculated plants, both P06 and P04 isolates increased the number of root tips of inoculated poplar plantlets in vitro. Moreover, the S. vermifera P04 isolate also increased the shoot biomass. The results are discussed in relation to the potential use of endophytic strains for tree-based phytoremediation of metal-contaminated sites.

Via Jean-Michel Ané, Francis Martin, Stéphane Hacquard
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To protect oceans from microplastics the UK must work with Europe | Mary Creagh

To protect oceans from microplastics the UK must work with Europe | Mary Creagh | bioremediation | Scoop.it
Mary Creagh: The microbead pollution contaminating our marine life does not respect borders. As UK ministers meet on World Oceans Day they must look to find solutions by working with our neighbours and partners in Europe
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New mutualistic fungal endophytes isolated from poplar roots display high metal tolerance | MycorWeb Plant-Microbe Interactions

New mutualistic fungal endophytes isolated from poplar roots display high metal tolerance | MycorWeb Plant-Microbe Interactions | bioremediation | Scoop.it
This study aimed to isolate, identify, and characterise metal-tolerant fungi colonising poplar roots at a metal-contaminated phytoremediation site.
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Integration of small RNAs, degradome and transcriptome sequencing in hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii uncovers a complex regulatory network and provides insights into cadmium phytoremediation - Han ...

Integration of small RNAs, degradome and transcriptome sequencing in hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii uncovers a complex regulatory network and provides insights into cadmium phytoremediation - Han ... | bioremediation | Scoop.it
The hyperaccumulating ecotype of Sedum alfredii Hance is a cadmium (Cd)/zinc/lead co-hyperaccumulating species of Crassulaceae. It is a promising phytoremediation candidate accumulating substantial heavy metal ions without obvious signs of poisoning.
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Bioremediation of Crude Oil Contaminated Desert Soil: Effect of Biostimulation, Bioaugmentation and Bioavailability in Biopile Treatment Systems

Bioremediation of Crude Oil Contaminated Desert Soil: Effect of Biostimulation, Bioaugmentation and Bioavailability in Biopile Treatment Systems | bioremediation | Scoop.it
This work was aimed at evaluating the relative merits of bioaugmentation, biostimulation and surfactant-enhanced bioavailability of a desert soil contaminated by crude oil through biopile treatment.
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