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Healthy Water Sources Identified With Space Station-Inspired mWater App
2013-08-20 15:53:43

NASA What if that clear, sparkling stream coming from the ground or a faucet were teeming with contaminants? How would you know? Whether you live in some remote region of Africa, a high rise in New York City or aboard an orbiting laboratory in space, you need reliable drinking water to survive. You now can check for yourself the cleanliness of your water using the mWater app on your mobile phone. This handy tool, based in part on International Space Station technology, provides a global...

2013-08-20 10:28:15

Scientists have devised a better way to protect groundwater from acids, heavy metals and toxic chemicals, helping to secure the Earth’s main freshwater supply. The advance is a major step towards shielding groundwater from mining, industrial and domestic waste, all of which can contaminate the water for decades, rendering it unusable and undrinkable. A team led by Professor Derek Eamus at The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) and University of Technology...

Sequencing DNA Of 'Insect Soup' Can Accelerate Monitoring And Cataloguing Of Biodiversity Around The World
2013-08-05 08:57:18

University of East Anglia Research published today in the journal Ecology Letters shows that a process known as 'metabarcoding' is much faster than and just as reliable as standard biodiversity datasets assembled with traditional labor-intensive methods. The breakthrough means that changing environments and endangered species can be monitored more easily than ever before. It could help researchers find endangered tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, discover which moths will be wiped out...

2013-07-31 16:23:31

TORONTO, ON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has released its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. The Company's 2013 second quarter financial statements and MD&A are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.romarco.com. All dollar amounts in this news release are expressed in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted. Highlights from the results include:...

2013-07-26 18:42:17

Diverse approaches and techniques may be the key to revealing the complex relationships between plants and wide-scale biological changes Recently, climate change, including global warming, has been a "hot" news item as many regions of the world have experienced increasingly intense weather patterns, such as powerful hurricanes and extended floods or droughts. Often the emphasis is on how such extreme weather impacts humans, from daily heat index warnings to regulating CO2 emissions. While...

National Science Foundation Awards Third Round Of Grants To Advance Digitization Of Biodiversity Collections
2013-07-25 11:46:13

National Science Foundation Funding will shed light on "dark data," and integrate organizmal, vocal, fossil, and ecological information Over centuries of discovery, the diversity of life on Earth has been documented in numerous ways. Records of that biodiversity are, however, often obscured in varied and distinct natural history collections, making accessing the information a difficult task. The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity...

2013-07-23 12:22:55

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups, highlights the critical need to clean up power plant water pollution. The report, "Closing the Floodgates: How the Coal Industry Is Poisoning Our Water and How We Can Stop It," found that: In the absence of any effective pollution limit, coal plants have become by far the largest source of toxic water pollution in the country, based on toxicity....

2013-07-23 08:32:57

RENO, Nev., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a significant cause of sleep deprivation, stress, hypertension, and heart risk. The problem is noise pollution and it invades our work places and homes constantly. Recent studies published in Environmental Health Perspectives indicate that noise levels at night may also increase the risk of heart attack by chronically elevating stress-related hormone levels. It's clear that noise adversely reduces people's health and quality of life....

2013-07-22 08:23:04

TRADING SYMBOL: TSX: R TORONTO, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the US Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") has issued the public notice for an upcoming community meeting on the Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") on August 20, 2013 in Kershaw, SC. Participants will have the opportunity to see a presentation of the proposed mine plan, the EIS schedule and other project milestones; discuss the alternatives...

Madagascar No Longer An Evolutionary Hotspot Research Suggests
2013-07-10 16:49:38

University of Rochester Madagascar has long been known as a hotspot of biodiversity. Although it represents only one percent of the earth's area, it is home to about three percent of all animal and plant species on the planet. But research suggests the island's heyday of species development may be all but over. "A staggering number of species are found only on Madagascar," said Daniel Scantlebury, a Ph.D. student in biology, "but this research shows there are limits to the number of...


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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