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Image 1 - Petroleum-eating Mushrooms
2011-12-01 04:49:52

Take a Petri dish containing crude petroleum and it will release a strong odor distinctive of the toxins that make up the fossil fuel. Sprinkle mushroom spores over the Petri dish and let it sit for two weeks in an incubator, and surprise, the petroleum and its smell will disappear.

Image 1 - Researchers Create First Of Its Kind Gene Map Of Sulfate-reducing Bacterium
2011-11-10 04:24:43

Critical genetic secrets of a bacterium that holds potential for removing toxic and radioactive waste from the environment have been revealed in a study by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

2011-10-05 19:30:00

Advanced Tools’ New Blog Hosted by Aaron Peacock, PhD, Features Cutting-Edge Information and Commentary on New Groundwater Remediation Technologies and Tools Newtown,

2011-08-25 12:16:55

The role of national governments in ecological or environmental conservation remains contentious the world over.

2011-08-12 12:02:33

Thousands of tonnes of toxic mercury are released into the environment every year.

2011-06-28 11:47:00

University of Oregon's Ecosystem Workforce Program developed the tools to predict and monitor the economic effects of restoration work EUGENE, Ore., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new set of resources from the University of Oregon are intended to help forest and watershed restoration leaders predict and monitor the local economic impacts of ecological restoration in the state. The Ecosystem Workforce Program at the UO developed the "Economic Impacts of Restoration Calculator for...

2011-04-20 13:05:30

Britain's soil bacteria have been mapped for the first time in the most comprehensive study of a country's soil biodiversity to date.

2011-02-20 22:00:21

"Over the last couple of generations, there has been a huge amount of groundwater pollution worldwide, and this has had a negative impact on our drinking water supply," says Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Canada Research Chair in Isotope Geochemistry of the Earth and the Environment at the University of Toronto. Sherwood Lollar is taking part in the THINK CANADA Press Breakfast Sunday at AAAS. Her research examines society's efforts to reverse and stop groundwater pollution, and the effectiveness...

2011-01-31 20:32:43

Using funding provided under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory has launched a demonstration project near one of the Savannah River Site's former production reactor sites to clean up chemically contaminated groundwater, naturally.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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