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Potted plants could be effective way to remove VOCs from air

Potted plants could be effective way to remove VOCs from air

It is not good for health to smell volatile organic compounds (VOCs), like acetone, formaldehyde and toluene. These compounds can easily become gases and act as indoor air pollution. VadoudNiri, a chemist at the State University of New York at Oswego, has found a solution to the problem and that is potted plants.

Fishing for walleye on Minnesota’s legendary Mille Lacs Lake will be outlawed

Fishing for walleye on Minnesota’s legendary Mille Lacs Lake will be outlawed

Walleye fishing on the legendary Mille Lacs Lake of Minnesota is going to be banned for the second summer in a row.

Under American Indian bands pressure, on Tuesday night state officialsin a reversal shocked resort owners and guides across the central Minnesota Lake with the announcement that the fishing for walleye is going to be intentionallyceased on Tuesday, September 6.

Chimpanzees like Humans Understand Importance of Cooperation over Competition

Chimpanzees like Humans Understand Importance of Cooperation over Competition

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claimed that chimpanzees prefer cooperation over competition. Many might thinkthat the primate is not social as they are known for their violent behavior, but it is not so,theybecome aggressive only after they find othersare not cooperating as required.

Loss of Enormous Chunk of Larsen C expected Soon

Loss of Enormous Chunk of Larsen C expected Soon

Scientists, who are dedicated towards research related to Antarctica, have been observing the growth of a huge crack in one of the great ice shelves in the world- Larsen C, for some time now. Larsen C is the northern most huge ice shelf of the Antarctic Peninsula and the fourth biggest Antarctic ice shelf in general.

Yellowstone River Closure Could Last for Weeks or Even Months, warn officials

Yellowstone River Closure Could Last for Weeks or Even Months, warn officials

On Monday officials said wildlife workers are going to carry out tests on fish from more parts of Montana to find out the extent of a disease called culprit in a huge fish kill along the Yellowstone River.

On Friday, the state shut a 183-mile river stretch for all recreational activities after thousands of lifeless fish washed up along the banks of the river in the Paradise Valley region north of Yellowstone National Park.

2016 Likely To Be Warmest Year

2016 Likely To Be Warmest Year

Jake Crouch, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that in last month scientists checked the worldwide temperature readings and came to know that July 2016 was the hottest month observed in their period of record dating back to 1880.

He said the case of July wasn’t a shocking one, as in the last one decade, they have come across many high temperature records.

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