Marine pollution occurs when chemicals, particles, industrial waste, agricultural waste, residential waste, noise, or invasive organisms enter into and harm the ocean ecosystem. Each year, billions of pounds of trash and other pollutants enter the ocean. Some pollutants come from a single, known source, like an oil spill. In other cases, the pollution is caused by an overabundance of a natural organism, like an algae bloom. Even sound can cause pollution—busy areas with lots of shipping traffic are unnaturally noisy, which harms the marine ecosystem. But most marine pollution comes from many smaller, dispersed sources, like septic tanks, cars, trucks, boats, trash, or farming.
Bentham Science is excited to announce the second volume of Herbal Medicine. This book series explores herbal remedies and medicines that can help address the causes and symptoms of vascular diseases.
Nature has provided opportunities for scientists to observe patterns in biomaterials which can be imitated when designing construction materials. Materials designed with natural elements can be robust and environment-friendly at the same time. Advances in our understanding of biology and materials science, coupled with the extensive observation of nature, have stimulated the search for better accommodation and compression of materials and the higher organization and reduction of mechanical stress in man-made structures.
Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages, and that number is only slated to rise as statistics indicate that someone develops the disease every 65 seconds. Scientists all over the world are working around the clock to find a sustainable treatment for Alzheimer’s that can reverse the symptoms of the disease and raise the quality of life for its sufferers.