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New Technique Developed To Allow Frequent Water Quality Monitoring For Suite of Pollutants
2014-03-05 12:03:13

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that uses existing technology to allow researchers and natural resource managers to collect significantly more information on water quality to better inform policy decisions. “Right now, incomplete or infrequent water quality data can give people an inaccurate picture of what’s happening – and making decisions based on inaccurate data can be risky,” says Dr. François...

2014-02-03 23:04:30

The Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) certification is considered a preliminary step for becoming a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), which requires a combination of wetland-related coursework and five years of professional experience as a wetland scientist. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Timmons Group is proud to announce that Ben Snyder, EIT has earned his Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) certification from the Society of Wetland Scientists. This certification...

2014-01-31 23:24:26

The Convention on Wetlands calls for greater collaboration between the agriculture, water and wetlands sectors to ensure that healthy wetlands continue to provide clean water, food, and many other benefits to people and nature. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 On Sunday 2 February, World Wetlands Day, the Convention on Wetlands calls for greater collaboration between the agriculture, water and wetlands sectors to ensure that healthy wetlands continue to provide clean water, food, and many other...

2013-10-11 12:46:14

In the land of 10,000 lakes, one lake has been the starting place for research with implications for big lakes around the world. According to a study published online this week in Science, University of Minnesota researchers, building from studies of nitrogen levels in Lake Superior, uncovered a good news/bad news scenario for lake health that has long-term, global implications for pollution control efforts. While many water-quality cleanup efforts focusing on the reduction of phosphorus...

Sea-Level Rise Threatens The Everglades
2013-10-11 05:08:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Miami have confirmed that rising sea levels are threatening the Florida Everglades' freshwater plants. Life inside the Everglades depends on the fresh water that flows south from Lake Okeechobee. Both plants and animals alike could face devastation if salt water began to intrude on this community. The team used satellite imagery from 2001 to 2010 over the southeastern Everglades in an area called...

2013-09-26 23:30:04

A new report looks at how extreme weather and an increase in non-point source pollution from agriculture and failing septic systems are spurring the spread of harmful algal blooms. It includes a first-of-its-kind national online map showing that 21 states issued health advisories related to toxic algae at 147 lakes and rivers this summer. Ann Arbor, Michigan (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Summer should be a time for fishing, boating and swimming with family on our nation’s lakes. Yet...

Removing Nitrogen From The Environment The Natural Way
2013-09-17 12:57:56

University of Illinois Removing nitrogen from the environment "the natural way" by creating a wetland is a long-term, nutrient-removal solution, more cost effective than upgrading a wastewater treatment plant, but it isn't necessarily socially beneficial to offer landowners multiple payments for the environmental services that flow from such wetlands, according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois. "In the areas we studied in Bureau County with small wastewater treatment...

Wetlands Could Be Key In Revitalizing Acid Streams
2013-09-05 10:28:37

University of Texas at Arlington A team of University of Texas at Arlington biologists working with the U.S. Geological Survey has found that watershed wetlands can serve as a natural source for the improvement of streams polluted by acid rain. The group, led by associate professor of biology Sophia Passy, also contends that recent increases in the level of organic matter in surface waters in regions of North America and Europe – also known as “brownification” – holds benefits...


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Lucia Widow, Palpopleura lucia
2013-07-17 11:23:24

The Lucia widow (Palpopleura lucia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habitat in tropical and subtropical habitats near rivers, swamps, wetlands, lakes, and marshes. The total population number of this species is not known and it is threatened by habitat loss due to drainage modifications and...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.