Pollution remediation

Pollution remediation is the removal of pollutants, including chemical substances and/or energy, that are judged to be having a negative impact on the environment. Frequent targets of remediation include: soils, sediments and watercourses.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • Editorial |

    Human manipulation of hydrocarbons — as fuel and raw materials for modern society — has changed our world and the indelible imprint we will leave in the rock record. Plastics alone have permeated our lives and every corner of our planet.

  • News and Views |

    Fluctuations in the composition of reactant gas mixtures often lead to activity and selectivity variations in automotive catalysts. Now, time-resolved operando spectroscopy sheds light on the transient changes of surface species for a commercially applied catalyst and leads to process optimization.

    • Feng Gao
    •  & János Szanyi
    Nature Catalysis 1, 174-175
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Awareness of light pollution is spreading, but with changing lighting technologies, emissions are shifting to wavelengths our current measuring devices cannot assess well. Community involvement is essential to evaluate changes in sky brightness.

    • Christopher C. M. Kyba
    Nature Astronomy 2, 267-269
  • News and Views |

    Progress in the post-combustion treatment of diesel vehicle exhaust has led to shifting proportions of the constituents of nitrogen oxides. Observations from 61 European cities suggest that the outlook on attaining NO2 standards is more optimistic than expected.

    • Drew R. Gentner
    •  & Fulizi Xiong
    Nature Geoscience 10, 883-884
  • Editorial |

    The emerging field of geohealth links human well-being and ecosystem health. A deeper understanding of these linkages can help society mitigate the health costs of economic growth before they become crises.