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2014-04-16 16:22:57

HARRISBURG, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish tissue and more. "Over the last two years where we tremendously enhanced our examination efforts, DEP has learned a great deal about the health of the...

2014-04-09 16:44:10

Detecting drought before it causes more catastrophe: the news could go down like a cool drink of water for regions feeling the heat. University of Cincinnati researchers are at work tracking drought patterns across the United States. Qiusheng Wu, a doctoral student and research assistant for the UC Department of Geography, and Hongxing Liu, a UC professor and head of the Department of Geography, will present details this week at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers...

2014-04-09 16:06:13

Physicists play with the genetics of populations What happens when physicists play (using mathematical instruments) with the genetics of populations? They may discover unexpected connections between migration and biodiversity, for example, as recently done by a group of researchers from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste and the Polytechnic University in Turin in a study published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The effect of migration on...

2014-04-08 15:54:34

The European Biodiversity Observation Network, EU BON -- research objectives and practical implementation The world's biodiversity is in an ongoing dramatic decline that despite conservation efforts remains unprecedented in its speed and predicted effects on global ecosystem functioning and services. The lack of available integrated biodiversity information for decisions in sectors other than nature conservation has been recognized as a main obstacle and the need to provide readily...

Oxygen Depletion In Baltic Sea Is 10 Times Worse Than A Hundred Years Ago
2014-04-01 14:34:17

Aarhus University This news release is available in German. After several years of discussions, researchers from Aarhus University (Denmark), Lund University (Sweden) and Stockholm University (Sweden) have determined that nutrients from the land are the main cause of widespread areas of oxygen depletion. The results were published on 31 March in the prestigious American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Nutrients are the villain The deepest areas of the...

2014-03-26 11:34:19

One of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and the leisure and tourism industries is set to increase with climate change according to new research by Queen's University Belfast. Researchers at Queen's have found that certain invasive weeds, which have previously been killed off by low winter temperatures, are set to thrive as global temperatures increase. The team based at Quercus, Northern Ireland's centre for biodiversity and conservation science research, predicts that...

2014-03-13 23:25:10

This year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week comes at a much needed time for the discussion of groundwater concerns such as coal mining, fracking, pollution and conservation. APEC encourages people to learn more about the importance of preserving groundwater purity and sustainability, as well as the necessity for home water purification systems. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The 16th annual National Groundwater Awareness Week will take place this week from March 9-15th....

2014-03-13 12:32:10

TRADING SYMBOL: TSX: R TORONTO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the US Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") has informed the Company it will publish its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (the "Draft EIS") for the Haile Gold Mine project on its www.hailegoldmineeis.com website either today Thursday, March 13, 2014 or tomorrow Friday March 14, 2014. The Draft EIS is a major milestone in the Haile Gold Mine...

2014-03-11 23:04:35

"In a state facing epic water shortages, LINX systems are the solution for so many California homes and business that are faced with nitrate-contaminated water." San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Progress is rarely clouded with notions of failed inspections, denials of permits, or delays in obtaining final occupancy certification; however, that's the situation Lehr Brothers' Big L Citrus Packing in Bakersfield, California faced last month. In planning for expansions...

Earth's Oceans Oxygenated By First Sea Animals
2014-03-11 06:28:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Exeter say that the evolution of the first animals helped oxygenate the oceans. A long held belief says that oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans were a pre-requisite for the evolution of complex life forms. However, the latest study published in the journal Nature Geoscience contradicts this belief. The latest study builds on previous research by scientists in Denmark who found that sponges...


Latest Environmental science Reference Libraries

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

Environmental Chemistry (journal)
2012-09-24 08:00:51

Environmental Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published online bi-monthly by CSIRO Publishing. The journal publishes original research and review articles on all aspects of environmental chemistry, including those addressing the chemistry of air, water, soil, sediments, space and biota. Topics include atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, climate change, marine chemistry, water chemistry, polar chemistry, fire chemistry, astrochemistry, earth and geochemistry, soil and sediment...

International Journal of Biometeorology
2012-04-29 20:58:31

The International Journal of Biometeorology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media on behalf of the International Society of Biometeorology. The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, and short communications on studies examining the interactions between living organisms and factors of the natural and artificial physical environment. It publishes articles in the following fields: Earth and environmental science, life...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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