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New Bedford Harbor Pollution Prompts PCB-Resistance In Atlantic Killifish
2014-02-12 21:27:20

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution For four decades, waste from nearby manufacturing plants flowed into the waters of New Bedford Harbor—an 18,000-acre estuary and busy seaport. The harbor, which is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals, is one of the EPA’s largest Superfund cleanup sites. It’s also the site of an evolutionary puzzle that researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their colleagues have been working to solve....

Drifting Herbicides Can Cause Unintended Effects
2014-02-11 14:52:42

Penn State Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers. The researchers found a range of effects -- positive, neutral and negative -- when they sprayed the herbicide dicamba on old fields -- ones that are no longer used for cultivation -- and on field edges, according to J. Franklin Egan, research ecologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service. He said the effects...

2014-02-10 08:25:45

DUBLIN, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/db26wv/methyl_tertiary) has announced the addition of the "Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Methyl tertiary butyl ether 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely essential resource for anyone looking for detailed information on the mentioned...

2014-02-07 23:00:20

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2014 Deep Research Report on Global And China Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Industry” and “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Ethyl silicate Industry” market research reports to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 The Global And China Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Industry is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the MTBE industry in Global and China. The report provides a basic overview of the industry,...

2014-02-07 08:21:31

DUBLIN, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x7t943/pxylene_px ) has announced the addition of the "P-xylene (PX): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) P-xylene 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely essential resource for anyone looking for detailed information on the mentioned market. Using a wide range of primary and...

2014-02-06 20:20:36

DUBLIN, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n9q78v/toluene) has announced the addition of the "Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n9q78v/toluene ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Toluene diisocyanate 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely...

2014-02-06 08:23:39

DUBLIN, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tz798q/toluene_2014) has announced the addition of the "Toluene: 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Toluene 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely essential resource for anyone looking for detailed information on the mentioned market. Using a wide range of primary and secondary...

2014-02-05 12:22:40

Groups had to sue the Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Environmental groups have forced Ottawa to review the approval of up to 383 pesticide products containing 23 active ingredients including many with links to cancer and water contamination. After a legal challenge by Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation, the federal government will examine these pesticide products, which contain...

2014-02-05 12:22:25

DUBLIN, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nv43dn/oxylene_ox) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International O-xylene (OX) Market - Forecast up to 2017" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) "Concise Analysis of the International O-xylene (OX) Market - Forecast up to 2017", is an absolutely essential resource for anyone looking for detailed information on the...

Genetic Makeup Determines Parkinson's Risk From Pesticide Use
2014-02-05 09:34:22

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In the past, studies have shown that pesticides can cause an increased risk for the development of Parkinson’s disease. Recently, UCLA researchers have discovered that amount of risk varies with a person’s individual genetic makeup. People with a specific genetic variant and are living in extreme pesticide-exposed areas have an increased likelihood of developing the disease by two- to six-fold. Previously, the UCLA team found...


Latest Soil contamination Reference Libraries

45_cb1629286c6e68dae5c9bfc21b16caaf
2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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