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Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over a four year period in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon, including a monkey that purrs like a cat. Found between 2010 and 2013, the species include a flame-patterned lizard, a thumbnail-sized frog, a vegetarian piranha, a brightly coloured snake, and […]

Exploatarile miniere din Maramures au lasat in urma 17 iazuri de decantare si peste o suta de halde de steril

Exploatarile miniere din Maramures au lasat in urma 17 iazuri de decantare si peste o suta de halde de steril

Exploatarile miniere din Maramures au lasat in urma probleme ecologice deosebite care pot genera oricand in accidente ecologice. Potrivit unor estimari mai vechi, pentru ecologizarea iazurilor de decantare din Maramures e nevoie de peste 91 de milioane de euro. Anul acesta s-a alocat numai 15% din fondurile solicitate si fundamentate. Dupa aderarea Romaniei la UE, […]

New low-cost, nondestructive technology cuts risk from mercury hot spots

New low-cost, nondestructive technology cuts risk from mercury hot spots

Hot spots of mercury pollution in aquatic sediments and soils can contaminate local food webs and threaten ecosystems, but cleaning them up can be expensive and destructive. Researchers from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have found a new low-cost, nonhazardous way to reduce the risk of exposure: using […]