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DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives.
...oking at the DNA chains, we can tellif it is human pollution
or animal pollution. Different animalswill have di...National Estuarine Research ReserveSystem, studied pollution
at two sites in Florida: Rookery Baynear Naples on Florida's southwest coast, and Apalachicola Bay,a...
Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project
...ogy sensors to help monitor both the level of air pollution
generated by vehicles and to restrict the amount of external air pollution
(particularly CO entering drivers cabins in our increasingly polluted cities). The increasing leve...
No Such Luck: Nitrogen From Air Pollution Unlikely to Moderate Global Warming
...eric nitrogen deposition," said Tilman. "Nitrogen pollution
is a problem that will grow progressively worse as the human population rises unless we take direct steps to counter it."...
Bacterium gobbles up chlorinated pollutants
...ks its magic in the laboratory will lead to better pollution
cleanup strategies in the field, predicted James ...ill start injecting truck loads of Strain 195 into pollution
sites. For one thing, 195 is difficult to grow by itself; it seems to need chemical collaboration w...
Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research
... Louis have developed a revolutionary Internet air pollution
"chat room" that is helping to shape policy and pr...e, air-quality colleagues, comprising national air pollution
experts, state air quality directors, industry representatives, environmental groups and EPA personn...
UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars
...ars offer chronically poor performance and present pollution
and safety problems of their own, UW researchers contend. Lead-acid batteries, which are used in General Motors' EV1 electric car, have a limited 70- to 90-mile range and threaten to increase heavy-metal pollution. Newer nickel-metal hydride and lith...
Maternal Lead Exposure Linked To High Numbers Of Cavities
...gs. Bowen says that the areas with thehighest lead pollution
-- inner cities and the Northeast -- mirror areas where dentists see the highest rates of toothdecay. The team studied cavity susceptibility in rats born ofmothers exposed to lead compared to offspring of rats not exposedto lead and found that o...
Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities
... high basin makes it difficult to predict wherethe pollution
will concentrate at any given time," says Pacific ...nding of thenature and causes of fine particle air pollution
throughout the world, includingthat found in U.S. cities," said Pacific Northwest's Sylvia Edgerton,...
Further Proof That An Altered Rb-2/p130 Gene Leads To Lung Cancer
...mage to the Rb gene from cigarette smoke, air pollution
and other toxins may lead to lung cancer. Such damage prevented the gene from making a key protein, pRb-2/p130 , which suppresses tumor formation. They also saw evidence that levels of the protein correlated with tumor aggressiveness. Th...
Penn State Erie's Sea Grant To Focus On Ecology, Economic Development
...anresearch. Studies will include non-point source pollution
ofPresque Isle Bay and the invasion of non-native plants in PresqueIsle State Park. An evaluation of the effect of increasedclarity in the Bay is also planned. "Presque Isle is a unique environment in Pennsylvania," says Light, whoalso h...
Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy
...Haven, CT -- Twenty-five years ago, highly visible pollution
from thelargest factories mobilized Americans to l...nmental Law andPolicy. "Significant reductions in pollution
from big factory smokestacks andeffluent pipes have been achieved. Our water and air are significan...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...,foodborne pathogen detection and control systems, pollution
prevention,value-added processes, environmental resource management and improvedprocessing, storage and distribution systems. Funding already has been identified for several projects, but Lemon andother staff assigned to the initiative will ...
Scientists Work To Restore Native Fish And Habitat To Great Lakes
...the right place and time." Coastal development and pollution
have threatened the ecological health of Great Lakes wetlands and nearshore habitats. Yet, there is great potential to protect existing habitats and restore degraded habitats during wetlands rehabilitation and waterfront re-development activities. ...
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
...-- A unique strategy on how to handle ground water pollution
-- one that uses "smart laws"to benefit both the environment and agriculture -- may be in store for Indiana, and it may serve as a model for thenation. Purdue University agricultural engineer Bernie Engel says just like smart credit cards, smart kit...
USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research
...; determine theinfluence of land-use practices and pollution
sources on water quality and ecosystems of rivers andcoastal estuaries; provide data to help states determine the Total Maximum Daily Loads as requiredby the Clean Water Act; provide improved water-quality monitoring and assessment forwatersheds in o...
Emerging Field Of Industrial Ecology
...but a vitalnecessity in this time of concern about pollution
hazards and finite naturalresources," he said. "Indeed, it serves as the paradigm around which muchindustrial design and development activity centers. The word ecology impliesthat one should conserve and reuse resources of all kinds." The ...
$2 Million Dollar Grant Funds Salton Sea Web Site
... these problems are caused or exacerbated by water pollution
and highsalt levels. Salinity levels are 25 percent higher than the ocean, and saltcontent increases by 4 million tons a year. A consortium of water districts and government agencies known as the Salton SeaAuthority is exploring various solutions, in...
Study Of Microbes May Hone Predictions Of Mining Impact
...ring microbes that mediate some of the most severe pollution
events associated with sulfide mining. The findings could provide the mining industry and others with a new predictive technology, one capable of estimating acid mine drainage from a given site. Acid mine drainage is the flow of sulfuric acid into gr...
Liquid Crystals Light Up Simple Chemical Test
... workers could do bedside blood tests. Airor water pollution
could be detected on-site. Pharmaceutical developerscould quickly screen large numbers of drug candidates for desired qualities. Abbott is working now on the next challenge -- making the test give morethan a "yes" or "no" answer. "Right now, the as...
Smog Spreading To South Pacific
...ons more famous for their isolation than their air pollution
--such as Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, an...readings reached 131 parts per billion (ppb). The pollution
hadtraveled over Australia, with the major contributors of ozone likely coming fromas far away as Af...
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