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Long-term Water Quality Trends In Near-pristine Streams Explored In New Study
2013-03-20 09:17:36

USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station Drawing on 500-plus-years of data, study highlights value of long-term stream monitoring For the first time, a study has compared water quality trends in forested streams across the country that are largely undisturbed by land use or land cover changes. The study, which draws on decades' worth of data from reference streams in six U.S. states and Puerto Rico, underscores the value of long-term data in understanding the patterns...

2013-01-17 23:03:14

Pinnacle Prime, a nitrate-free, liquid organic fertilizer from Daniels Agrosciences, is now available for licensing after being granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. East Greenwich, RI (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 Daniels Agrosciences, LLC, announced today that it has been granted a patent for Pinnacle Prime, a liquid organic fertilizer that is nitrate-free. Pinnacle Prime, which has an analysis of 3-2-2 and 200 ppm Calcium, provides an easy nitrate-free application...

Ice Cores From Greenland Show Atmospheric Acidity
2012-12-08 07:12:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have linked decreasing levels of a nitrogen isotope in Greenland ice sheet samples to increased acidity levels in the atmosphere. Previously, the decrease in levels of the isotope nitrogen-15 had been linked to a correlating increase in nitrates linked with the burning of fossil fuels, the university explained in a December 7 report. However, the new research suggests sulfur...

2012-04-30 19:37:39

There was no change in concentrations of chloride, dissolved solids, or nitrate in groundwater for more than 50 percent of well networks sampled in a new analysis by the USGS that compared samples from 1988-2000 to samples from 2001-2010. For those networks that did have a change, seven times more networks saw increases as opposed to decreases. The analysis was done by the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) to determine if concentrations of these constituents have...

2012-03-13 09:10:04

One in 10 people living in California's most productive agricultural areas is at risk for harmful levels of nitrate contamination in their drinking water, according to a report released today by the University of California, Davis. The report was commissioned by the California State Water Resources Control Board. "Cleaning up nitrate in groundwater is a complex problem with no single solution," said Jay Lund, director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and a report co-author....

2011-12-19 13:24:59

Intensive agriculture practices developed during the past century have helped improve food security for many people but have also added to nitrate pollution in surface and groundwaters. New research has looked at water quality measurement over the last 140 years to track this problem in the Thames River basin. The NERC-funded study, led by the University of Bristol's Department of Civil Engineering, has looked at nitrate transport from agricultural land to water in the Thames basin. The...

2011-09-22 21:43:20

Changes in the ratio of nitrate to phosphorus in the oceans off the coasts of Korea and Japan caused by atmospheric and riverine pollutants may influence the makeup of marine plants and influence marine ecology, according to researchers from Korea and the U. S. "Normally in a marine environment nitrate is the limiting factor, but increased nitrate in the ocean can spur growth and create a situation where phosphorus becomes the nutrient in short supply," says Raymond G. Najjar, professor of...

2011-02-04 07:36:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- After taking a small dose of inorganic nitrate for three days, healthy people consume less oxygen while riding an exercise bike.  A recent study traces that improved performance to increased efficiency of the mitochondria that power our cells.  These results may offer one explanation for the well-known health benefits of fruits and vegetables, and leafy green vegetables in particular. "We're talking about an amount of nitrate equivalent to what is found in two...

2011-02-02 14:26:04

The spinach-eating cartoon character Popeye has much to teach us, new research from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows. The muscles' cellular power plants - the mitochondria - are boosted by nitrate, a substance found in abundance in vegetables such as lettuce, spinach and beetroot. For half a century, inorganic nitrate has been associated with negative health effects, but more recently, evidence of the contrary has mounted. In the 1990s, a research group at Karolinska...

2011-02-01 22:33:36

After taking a small dose of inorganic nitrate for three days, healthy people consume less oxygen while riding an exercise bike. A new study in the February issue of Cell Metabolism traces that improved performance to increased efficiency of the mitochondria that power our cells. The researchers aren't recommending anyone begin taking inorganic nitrate supplements based on the new findings. Rather, they say that the results may offer one explanation for the well-known health benefits of...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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