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Pharmaceuticals in the environment: a new test system for effect

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Residues of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment may affect flora and fauna. The goal of a three-year UBA-funded research project was to find a quick and reliable test system to be used for monitoring of such harmful effects in vivo. The results of the first project part are now available. read more

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Regulate fracking now

schematic of the fracking procedure

The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is pressing for speedy regulation of fracking technology. "Fracking remains a risk technology", said UBA President Maria Krautzberger on the occasion of the presentation of UBA's new, 600-page export Fracking II report in Berlin. read more

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On desert dust and exhaust fumes: New WHO Air Quality Newsletter

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More than 90% of urban populations in the European WHO region are exposed to air with pollution concentrations that are sometimes well above the WHO air quality guideline values. Find out about the origin of these pollutants in the latest edition of the newsletter published by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Air Quality Management and Air Pollution Control located at UBA. read more

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Geo-Engineering: Proposals for international governance

atmosphere of the Earth

A number of schemes have been developed in recent years to combat global warming through intervention into the climate system. What these geo-engineering measures have in common is the risks they harbour for man and the environment which can have an impact worldwide and should therefore be subject to global governance. A study done on behalf of the UBA presents appropriate proposals. read more

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