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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 ha...



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 ...



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 strea...



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 re...



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 h...



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 mus...



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 techniq...



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 b...



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...



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....



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...



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 ...



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, wit...



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...



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 frien...



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 an...



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: ab...



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...



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...



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 mo...



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 cour...



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 qua...



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 rainb...