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Cleanest, Most Polluted Beaches Revealed
2012-06-28 09:48:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even though the number of contamination-related closing and advisory days at beaches in the United States decreased 3% from last year, pollution levels at these summer getaway spots were still at their third highest level over the past 22 years, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) claims in a new report. The "Testing the Waters" study, which was released on Wednesday, analyzed data from 3,000 beaches nationwide and...

2012-06-16 01:00:43

Ongoing research by Mercyhurst University biologists intended to expand and expedite testing for potential pathogens in beach water at Presque Isle State Park has resulted in a new method that delivers near real-time water quality results. Mercyhurst biologist Dr. Steven Mauro, who has been instrumental in local beach water research the past five years, said the system is being piloted at Presque Isle this summer and represents a collaboration of Mercyhurst, Penn State Behrend, the...

2012-06-05 09:48:39

Scientists have designed a screening tool that provides a fast, easy and relatively inexpensive way to predict levels of a specific toxin in lakes that are prone to blue-green algal blooms. Blue-green algae is not your average pond scum - rather than consisting of plant-like organisms, blue-green algae actually are cyanobacteria, and some species are linked to the production and release of the toxin microcystin into the water. Human exposure to the toxin through drinking or recreational...

2012-05-27 23:00:46

The AWF Scale Prevention Systems Stand Above the Crowd Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 The City of Phoenix has advised that if there is concern about health risks associated with in home tap water then a detailed report of the water quality available at http://phoenix.gov/WATER/quality.html can provide important information. Every city is required to provide a water quality report each year. This printed report can be brought into a doctors appointment in order to discuss personal...


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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...

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