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us streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants


many u.s. waterways carry a variety of pollutants, but not much is known about the composition or health effects of these chemical combinations. a new in-depth study, however, is providing insight as it shows the mixtures are more complex than expected and contain compounds that could potentially harm aquatic species. they say the findings, reported this week in environmental science & technology, could have implications for human health.






less pollution in new jersey streams, but more salt


a new federal study shows less pollution in most new jersey streams, but salt levels rising in some places. the study by the u.s. geological survey found that levels of two key pollutants, nitrogen and phosphorus, either declined or stayed about the same over the last four decades in most of the 28 streams surveyed. but it also found salt levels rose, probably due to the increasing use of road salt during the winter that washes into waterways.the new jersey department of environmental protection commissioned the federal agency to study long-term trends. the findings were consistent with other studies done in the northeastern u.s.bob martin, department commissioner, said the study was the largest ever done on nutrient trends in the state's streams. contributing to the decline in pollutants,






ed sheeran's 'divide' smashes spotify records for first-day streams


ed sheeran continues to take the world by storm, with the long-awaited release of his new album divide (styled ÷) exciting sheerios around the world on friday (march 3) -- and subsequently breaking one day stream records on spotify.after the weeknd set the bar at 29 million for first-day streams for an album with starboy in november 2016, sheeran came in and nearly doubled that, with 56,727,861 streams of ÷ on march 3 alone. the british singer-songwriter also crushed the weeknd's record of best one-day streams for an artist, with his 68,695,172 streams flying high above the starboy singer's 40.3 million. but it doesn't stop there.sheeran also set the record for best one day streams for a track, with "shape of you" getting more than 10 million streams on friday. who did he top with that gia






drake's new album just broke two spotify streaming records


rapper drake's new album has already broken two records on the music streaming service spotify within a single day.released on march 19, more life racked up 61,302,082 streams within 24 hours — the most ever in one day. the success of the 22-song collection also handed the canadian musician the record for most single-day streams for an artist overall, agence france-presse reports.both records had been set just two weeks earlier by british singer-songwriter ed sheeran and his latest album divide.drake also hit the top of the charts on apple music, according to forbes, where he broke the standing record of 85 million one-day streams, set by himself last year, with 89.9 million streams.[afp]






melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants


with spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. however, that's not the only thing that the melting snow will release. researchers from mcgill university and école de technologie supérieure in montreal have found that urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions - pollutants that are in turn unleashed into the environment as the weather warms up. "we found that snow absorbs certain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which are organic pollutants known to be toxic and carcinogenic," says yevgen nazarenko, a postdoctoral researcher working with parisa a. ariya, professor at mcgill's department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and department of chemistry, and collaborating with prof. p






what global climate change may mean for leaf litter in streams and rivers


carbon emissions to the atmosphere from streams and rivers are expected to increase as warmer water temperatures stimulate faster rates of organic matter breakdown.






drake breaks apple music & spotify streaming records with ‘more life’ release


drake’s more life -- which is heading for a big debut at no. 1 on the billboard 200 albums chart next week -- is off to a record-breaking start at apple music and spotify.more life’s songs collected a whopping 89.9 million streams globally in the album’s first 24 hours of release on apple music. that’s a new single-day record for streams of songs from an album on apple music.further, spotify reports that on more life’s first full day of release, march 19 (following its bow in the early evening of march 18), it generated the best first-day streams for an album on the service: the set’s songs collected 61.3 million global streams. that beats the previous record holder, ed sheeran’s ÷ (divide), which generated 56.7 million streams for its songs on march 3 (the day ÷ was released).in addition,






how much can a fiber carry? facebook and nokia are pushing it


facebook and nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.on a 5,500-kilometer (3,400-mile) cable between ireland and new york, the companies tested a new technique developed at nokia bell labs for increasing the efficiency of fiber-optic cables. they say it comes close to the absolute limit for sending bits over a fiber.facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has said vr is the future of social media. if it is, then the networks that link consumers and data centers will have more data than ever to carry. higher resolution video also is increasing the burden on networks. for example, netflix recommends subscribers have at least a 5mbps broadband connection to strea






presstv-london fights air pollution with clean air bench


a company in london has developed a pollution filter that can be fitted to benches, bus stops or city walls in busy urban areas.the clean air bench is fitted with air-cleaning units that filter harmful pollutants. air is drawn in through the back, where particles are trapped in a filtration system before gas pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, are absorbed by the filter.clean air is then dispensed from under the armrests and several other grills. the technology is also used in industrial settings, such as factories.the company has designed a range of bus stops and street furniture and it plans to launch a major pilot at a train or tube station to further test the technology.






nielsen music's first-quarter numbers: explosive growth for streaming, not so mu


on-demand streaming continued to enjoy explosive growth in the u.s. during the first quarter of 2017, offsetting declines in physical and digital sales. according to nielsen music (formerly soundscan), on-demand streaming climbed 35.2 percent in q1 to 133.9 billion streams, up from 99.1 billion in the corresponding first three months of 2016. that breaks out to 86.1 billion audio on-demand streams, versus 51.65 billion in the same period last year.as for video-on-demand, streams during the quarter were up only slightly to 47.8 billion, versus 47.4 billion in 2016. (however, that is not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison because at some point during q2 of last year, youtube stopped reporting streams of tracks that don't attract 1,000 views a day.)this explosive growth in streaming comes






new use for paper industry's sludge and fly ash in plastics


press release: new use for paper industry's sludge and fly ash in plasticsvtt technical research centre of finland examined, as part of the eu's reffibre project, whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board industry. laboratory tests showed that these side streams can replace up to 50% of oil-based polypropylene. they can be used as a raw material in plastic composites made using injection moulding and extrusion.large quantities of various side streams are created during the manufacture of paper and cardboard. part of these can be used instead of natural aggregates as a raw material in concrete or asphalt, or in construction. large amounts of side streams still end up in landfills and incineration.side stre






wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans


a 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in uganda's kibale national park has revealed that, under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild.






new standards for better water quality in europe


image: how can we minimise the pollutants in europe's bodies of water and provide a near-natural habitat for plants and animals? view more credit: ufz / andré künzelmannthe european water framework directive has been in force since 2000. its purpose is to ensure that rivers, lakes, coastal waters and groundwater achieve a 'good status' by 2027. this means that bodies of water should contain only minimal pollutants and should provide a near-natural habitat for plants and animals. crucially, the european water framework directive looks at bodies of water without regard to international borders -- in the case of rivers, from source to estuary. "this is globally unique in this form. it's the reason why many countries regard the european water framework directive as an ideal model," says enviro






new report finds epa's controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are wa


the u.s. environmental protection agency (epa) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information about the effects of outdoor air pollution on human health. a new report by the national academies of sciences, engineering, and medicine finds these studies are warranted and recommends that they continue under two conditions: when they provide additional knowledge that informs policy decisions and regulation of pollutants that cannot be obtained by other means, and when it is reasonably predictable that the risks for study participants will not exceed biomarker or physiologic responses that are of short duration and reversible. in control






week ahead will please those sick of the wet


sydney was treated to a mixture of wind and rain on saturday which brought misery to most but delivered surprisingly good conditions for those competing at the australian open of surfing at manly.bureau of meteorology data showed waves measuring in at 5.6m off of port kembla on saturday morning, with swell a theme that will continue into the week with dangerous surf conditions predicted for monday across the sydney coast. the weather delivered surprisingly good conditions for the australian open of surfing at manly. photo: owenphotoback onshore and sunday is looking to be much drier than days gone by, with a small chance of light showers the only threat to a dry end to the weekend.the city is looking to reach a top of 26 degrees, up from a minimum 20 – while sydney's west will edge out to






abc news lets you watch multiple streams on your apple tv


it's hardly new technology, since mlb at bat already lets you watch multiple games at the same time, but its inclusion here is interesting. after all, news streams are significantly more intensive to watch and, you'd think, niche compared to sports coverage. then again, we now exist in a world where we're glued to facebook, twitter, snapchat and all the rest at, often the same time.






new additive allows two most common plastics to be recycled together


don't cross the streams! two streams run through the facility in parallel, created simply by dropping the stream onto a prism-shaped divider.john timmershare this storyplastics do not readily break down naturally, so there has been no great way to dispose these materials in an environmentally friendly manner. advances such as the development of recycling streams have improved plastic waste management, but it's not always easy to find uses for the recycled material.one weakness of the current recycling infrastructure is the reliance on separate recycling streams for different materials. this careful sorting of materials is necessary due to differences in chemical structures of polymers that make them poorly compatible. for example, if we were to combine two of the most ubiquitous plastics i






bell media's music library now managed by ole


bell media has signed an exclusive music publishing and administration deal with independent rights management company ole that encompasses the telecom giant's extensive in-house music library.with former universal music canada president and ceo randy lennox now at the helm of bell media, this is another unique step in a series of music-focused moves for the company that has included bringing iheartradio to canada and partnering with michael cohl's iconic entertainment studios for their first theatre production, bat out of hell: the musical."with our extensive music catalog, this is a great opportunity for us to grow its use internationally and capture new revenue streams," said bell's head of artist and music industry relations tyson parker, in a statement.parker, who was instrumental in






what we know and what we don't know


australia not enforcing us carry-on banthe federal government has said that it will not be adopting a ban on any electronic device larger than a smartphone, in carry-on luggage on commercial flights from certain middle eastern countries, after both the us and the uk announced the new law. vision: abc news 24






what global climate change may mean for leaf litter in streams and rivers


image: this is a leaf skeleton with invertebrates, location unknown. view more credit: walter doddscarbon emissions to the atmosphere from streams and rivers are expected to increase as warmer water temperatures stimulate faster rates of organic matter breakdown.but a new study led by university of utah researcher jennifer j. follstad shah, in collaboration with a team of 15 scientists in the u.s. and europe, suggests these decay rates may not increase as much as expected. in fact, the study indicates average breakdown rates may increase 5 percent to 21 percent with a 1 degree to 4-degree celsius rise in water temperature -- half as much as the 10 percent to 45 percent increase predicted by metabolic theory. mean annual water temperature for some streams and rivers is currently rising at a






what global climate change may mean for leaf litter in streams and rivers


a leaf skeleton with invertebrates, location unknown. credit: walter doddscarbon emissions to the atmosphere from streams and rivers are expected to increase as warmer water temperatures stimulate faster rates of organic matter breakdown. but a new study led by university of utah researcher jennifer j. follstad shah, in collaboration with a team of 15 scientists in the u.s. and europe, suggests these decay rates may not increase as much as expected. in fact, the study indicates average breakdown rates may increase 5 percent to 21 percent with a 1 degree to 4-degree celsius rise in water temperature—half as much as the 10 percent to 45 percent increase predicted by metabolic theory. mean annual water temperature for some streams and rivers is currently rising at an annual rate of about 0.01






presstv-ancient chinese tomb-sweeping festival


chinese have celebrated the centuries-old ‘qingming festival', also known as tomb sweeping day.in guangzhou, participants traditionally pay respect to their ancestors by burning offerings such as fake money and food.recently, the tradition has been given an injection of modernity as effigies of mobile phones and computers have been added to the mixture.in some parts of china, the festival has gone even more hi-tech, with live-streams available for those that cannot make it to their ancestor's graves.this photo taken on april 3, 2017 shows tibetan students from jiangsu nantong minority middle school placing flowers at a cemetery of revolutionary matyrs for the "qingming" festival, or tomb sweeping day in nantong, east china. © afpthis comes as some tombstones are embedded with qr codes whic






germany wants to regulate a 24-hour livestream as a broadcaster


and importantly, this isn't a one-off case. officials see this as setting an example that could apply to other livestreams that fit the terms. while they'd like to see legislation that specifically regulates internet streams, they've decided to apply existing law in the meantime.the problem, of course, is that this isn't a modest request for most people. on top of the usual paperwork, streamers are looking at a cost of between €1,000 to €10,000 ($1,080 to $10,800). that's relatively trivial for a tv station, but it's a lot more intimidating for someone streaming video from home. and there's also the question of what else falls under this regulation. would shorter streams and on-demand video also qualify? there's a chance that german internet users will have to think very carefully before t






abc news for apple tv adds support for multi-stream viewing


after starting the app on the streaming device, head to the live streams section. to start, there are 12 different feeds you can select from to watch. all of the streams will be from abc, partners, and affiliates. viewers can choose to watch to streams side-by-side or four different sources in a quad view. an abc news executive talked to techcrunch about the interesting new feature:“during periods of breaking news, there are often multiple story threads and video sources being surfaced simultaneously – the multistream experience helps our users keep an eye on all of the developments without missing a beat,” explains doug vance, vp, product development at abc news, as to why the organization wanted to build out a feature like this for apple tv.the abc news app is universal for the iphone/ip






a cocktail carry-on kit for lovers of rainbows & flamingos


(image credit: gray malin) carry-on cocktail kits are not new. in fact, this carry-on cocktail kit isn't even new-new (it's been around for about a year). but it's new to me, and i am very, very excited about it. i say this as someone who isn't generally excited about carry-on cocktail kits or rainbow sprinkles or flamingos. i am stoic in the face of unicorns. but this tiny dose of fun has me doing a little happy dance. why, you might ask? it's a good question. and here is my answer. a post shared by gray malin (@graymalin) on nov 26, 2014 at 9:52am pst in the past few decades, travel has gotten significantly less fun. did you guys watch that show panam? it was not very good, but the point is this: those people had fun when they flew. the voyage wasn't something that they endured to get to






nickelback's 'all the right reasons' reaches riaa diamond status


nickelback's fifth studio album all the right reasons has been certified diamond by the recording industry association of america, celebrating 10 million sales and streams.  "we're very thankful to have an album that so many people have appreciated," said guitarist ryan peake in a statement. "we never imagined this would be possible and for that we are humbled and so grateful 10 million times over. we are honored to have reached this milestone with all the right reasons, none of which would be possible without all the amazing people that have supported us." all the right reasons debuted at no. 1 on the billboard 200 albums chart and spent more than 200 weeks on the tally. it has sold 7.96 million copies in the u.s., according to nielsen music. the set launched five top 40-charting singles






how does ohio’s new gun law affect employers?


on march 21,  a new gun law goes into effect in ohio that will expand the rights of concealed carry permit holders, allow active duty members of the armed forces to carry weapons without a concealed carry license under certain conditions, and broaden the scope of places where concealed carry license holders may carry guns. but what does the new law mean for ohio's workplaces?new law may require policy revisionimportant to ohio employers, this new law gives individuals with valid concealed handgun licenses the right to bring their licensed firearms into your parking lot, which is a practice currently prohibited in many employers' weapons policies. specifically, under the new law, your policies may no longer ban a person with a valid concealed handgun license from transporting or storing a f






lg g6 pricing and availability: what we know so far


the lg g6 is finally here, and it’s really nice.with an 18:9 quad hd display, snapdragon 821, a new dual camera setup and google assistant on board, this is certainly turning out to be one of the hottest phones of the year.don't miss:lg g6 hands-on: a return to form5 hours agoso, when can you actually buy this phone? lg is remaining pretty quiet about the g6’s pricing and availability details, though recent rumors have pointed to a march 9 release date in south korea. we’re assuming the u.s. launch will follow soon after that in early april, though we can’t tell you for sure at this time.even though lg hasn’t given us any detailed availability info, that’s not stopping carriers from announcing their plans to carry the phone. below you can find a list of wireless carriers who are planning t






lg g6 pricing and availability: what we know so far


the lg g6 is finally here, and it’s really nice.with an 18:9 quad hd display, snapdragon 821, a new dual camera setup and google assistant on board, this is certainly turning out to be one of the hottest phones of the year.don't miss:lg g6 hands-on: a return to form3 hours agoso, when can you actually buy this phone? lg is remaining pretty quiet about the g6’s pricing and availability details, though recent rumors have pointed to a march 9 release date in south korea. we’re assuming the u.s. launch will follow soon after that in early april, though we can’t tell you for sure at this time.even though lg hasn’t given us any detailed availability info, that’s not stopping carriers from announcing their plans to carry the phone. below you can find a list of wireless carriers who are planning t






more bang for the buck


image: sediment runoff from roads like this in west maui affects corals' ability to photosynthesize. view more credit: kirsten olesonland-based pollutants have been linked to the degradation of several hawaiian reefs. take west maui, for instance, where coral ecosystems are so impacted that reefs and watersheds have been recognized by multiple state and federal programs as in need of special protection.between 2000 and 2015, coral cover on west maui's northern reefs has dramatically declined from 30 percent to 10 percent. the likely culprit: sediment runoff during rain events. corals' ability to photosynthesize and grow is compromised in the presence of sediment, which in turn allows for algae to take over.to address the challenge of managing such pollutants with limited resources, two sen






nitrogen, phosphorus from fertilizers and pet waste polluting urban water


new research from the university of minnesota points to lawn fertilizers and pet waste as the dominant sources of nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants in seven sub-watersheds of the mississippi river in saint paul, minnesota. the study -- published in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences -- is the first to compare the urban watershed budgets of nitrogen and phosphorus. and the results can be applied to urban watersheds around the world impaired by excess nutrients.the research team -- led by sarah hobbie, distinguished mcknight university professor in the department of ecology, evolution & behavior and an institute on the environment fellow -- discovered households are the main sources of nutrient pollutants in the twin cities urban watershed. household nitrogen fertilizer use






waste stream valorisation: online training for the biotech industry


one of the emerging concepts behind sustainability is ‘waste stream’ valorisation. waste biomass is produced by any industry making a commodity from biomass. landfill is one fate for such waste material, but clearly this is not only wasteful but also polluting due to leaching of methane, a greenhouse gas. to reduce our dependency on fossil oils and mitigate climate change, value can be extracted from such organic waste by turning it into products which otherwise would have been synthesized from fossil oil. valorising organic waste streams thus provides opportunity for profit whilst promoting a green circular economy. take the food industry as an example: food processing industries in europe, result in large amounts of waste, estimated at 25 million tons per year which number can only incre






watch: former bond girl packs 100 items in 2 minutes


packing a carry-on can be hard, even if you're just heading out on a weekend trip.now imagine packing more than 100 different items into one single carry-on. that's what biaggi—a luggage brand focused on foldable bags—had actress and traveler rachel grant do to show off one of their carry-on designs.it was also the perfect opportunity for the former bond girl to share some of her helpful packing tips, too, including clever uses for rubber bands, ziploc bags, and packing cubes.just think of the possibilities—100 items could get you a long way in terms of travel outfits. and just imagine the money you'll save on bag fees.erika owen is the senior audience engagement editor at travel + leisure. follow her on twitter and instagram at @erikaraeowen.this article originally appeared on travelandle






the raden luggage lets you charge your ios device while you travel


raden offers two different suitcase models, the a22 carry and the a28 check. weighing in at just 8.4 pounds, the a22 carry measures 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches, which meets the carry-on requirements for most airlines. the a28 check model weighs 13 pounds and measures 28 inches by 21 inches by 13 inches. both models are available in seven different colors and two different finishes, glossy or matte. i tested raden’s a22 carry in the color light purple with the glossy finish.each raden suitcase contains a 7,800mah battery which gives up to four full smartphone charges. there are two usb ports, so you can charge two devices simultaneously.raden offers a free accompanying app that you’ll want to download and pair to your suitcase in order to be able to use all of its features. you set u






lg g6 pricing and availability: what we know so far (update: available in korea


the lg g6 is finally here, and it’s really nice.with an 18:9 quad hd display, snapdragon 821, a new dual camera setup and google assistant on board, this is certainly turning out to be one of the hottest phones of the year.don't miss:lg g6 hands-on: a return to form1 day agoso, when can you actually buy this phone? retailers around the world are remaining pretty quiet about specifics, but we now have confirmation that the device will go on sale in korea on march 10 starting at 899,800 won (~$795).even though we’re still missing quite a few availability details, multiple carriers have announced their plans to carry the phone. below you can find a list of wireless carriers who are planning to carry the lg g6. again, details are pretty scarce so far, so we’ll update this list as more g6 prici






wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peels


diagram of the process designed by the ugr researchers. credit: university of granadaa collaborative of researchers has developed a process to clean water containing heavy metals and organic pollutants using a new adsorbent material made from the peels of oranges and grapefruits. the peels are a problem for the food industry, given that they take up a great volume and aren't very useful. an estimated 38.2 million tons of fruit peels are produced worldwide each year in the food industry.the researchers developed a new process by which it is possible to modify the structure of said residues via instant controlled pressure drop treatment, giving them adsorbent properties such as a greater porosity and surface area.researcher luis alberto romero cano explains that by using a subsequent chemica






now twitch streamers can choose both 1080p and 60fps


all those pixels and frames require a lot of bandwidth, of course, so twitch is no longer limiting streams to 3.5 megabits of incoming bitrate. instead, they're now officially recommending a 3-6 megabits for most streamers. anyone hoping to push a full hd experience should obviously err on the higher end of that scale, but for everyone in the middle twitch is also rolling out new transcoding quality options to all channels over the next few weeks.while twitch is a little bit behind the curve here -- youtube has had 4k livestreaming since november -- twitch inspector should be a helpful tool for anyone who just wants to get their games streaming to the web or ensure that their system can push 60 fps during heavy gameplay. for users who are unsure what their setup can support, twitch inspect






how to make baklava | kitchn


baklava is one of those desserts that has a reputation for difficulty, but is actually surprisingly easy to make. i suspect this is because working with phyllo dough always seems tricky, but if you follow a few very simple tips, it's really not — and the results are irresistible. read on for how to make a pan of sticky, sweet, buttery, flaky, nutty baklava! baklava is a dessert of the middle east and mediterranean, and it has numerous variations depending on the country of origin. turkey, syria, lebanon, greece, jordan, israel, afghanistan, georgia, iran, armenia, and many other countries and regions all have a variation of this pastry, which is made with buttered layers of phyllo dough and ground nuts (usually pistachio, walnuts, or almonds, or a combination) and covered in a sweet, often






recipe: how to make these swedish 'mandelflarn'


almond tuiles, in swedish: mandelflarn. photo: swedish food almond tuiles are tasty, elegant and easy to make. interested? then food writer john duxbury has the perfect recipe for you. summary makes about 18 tuiles (or 'mandelflarn' in swedish) preparation: 15 minutes cooking: 30 minutesingredients 50g (1/2 cup*) almonds, shelled weight 50g (4tbsp) butter 50g (4tbsp) caster (superfine) sugar 1 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted 1/2 tbsp milk 1 tbsp ljus sirup or any other light coloured sirup *don't mix the units!method 1. preheat the oven to 175ºc (350ºf, gas 5, fan 160ºc) and line a large baking tray with baking parchment or silicone paper. 2. chop the almonds coarsely, using a sharp knife or a food processor. 3. melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat. remove the pan from the he






pewdiepie starts a weekly twitch show


in a youtube clip, pewdiepie jokes that he decided to start the twitch show "before anything." the timing may just be coincidental in that case. whether or not that's true, he clearly has a good reason to avoid putting all his streaming eggs in one basket. his dependence on youtube has worked out well for years, but it'd only take one policy decision or rule violation to cut off his main source of income. twitch also helps spread his brand -- you might be more likely to associate him with what he streams rather than where he streams.no matter what, it's safe to say that youtube won't be pleased. while it did back away from pewdiepie's youtube red original series, it's likely not relishing the thought of one of its most popular personalities hopping aboard a rival service. it not only repre






calls for tougher controls as coal-related pollutants jump


coal-related pollutants continue to rise at many of the country's biggest mines, power plants and export facilities, prompting demands for stricter controls to limit health damage costing billions of dollars a year.the latest national pollutant inventory, released at the end of march, revealed the extent of 93 key toxins from 4000 enterprises, including particulates that can spur premature death by worsening existing heart and lung conditions.nsw flooding: resident sees 'floating' horsevideo duration01:18previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:35hazelwood by the numbershazelwood by the numbersprotests, fires and more than 737 million tonnes of brown coal burnt in the 52 years of the hazelwood power station.nsw flooding: resident sees 'floating' horsevideo duration01:18video duration01:18n






calls for tougher controls as coal-related pollutants jump


coal-related pollutants continue to rise at many of the country's biggest mines, power plants and export facilities, prompting demands for stricter controls to limit health damage costing billions of dollars a year.the latest national pollutant inventory, released at the end of march, revealed the extent of 93 key toxins from 4000 enterprises, including particulates that can spur premature death by worsening existing heart and lung conditions.nsw flooding: resident sees 'floating' horsevideo duration01:18previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:35hazelwood by the numbershazelwood by the numbersprotests, fires and more than 737 million tonnes of brown coal burnt in the 52 years of the hazelwood power station.nsw flooding: resident sees 'floating' horsevideo duration01:18video duration01:18n






roger waters teases new album, 'is this the life we really want?'


roger waters teased out another taste of his first new rock tunes in nearly a quarter century on thursday (march 2) when he posted a 30-second video preview of his upcoming fifth solo album, is this the life we really want? the clip features waters listening to a lush orchestral score for an unnamed song from the album, produced by frequent radiohead collaborator nigel godrich, due out may 19.after performing at last year's desert trip festival waters announced the extensive us + them north american tour on which he will play songs from the pink floyd catalog. last month he announced a number of additional dates on the tour and described what fans can expect. "we are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret," he said in a statement. "it'll be a mixture of stuff from






i am groot*


a guardians of the galaxy helmet with built-in bluetooth headphones is the new way to chillax on the subway. the post i am groot* appeared first on wired.