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Microbes eat their way to better concrete

...ediation means to confine contaminated aquifers or subsurface soils through selective cementation, and possibly as a dust controller for surface soils. The project also provides excellent research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students who are actively involved conducting research experiments, ana...

Environmental issues center of Inland Northwest Research Alliance 4th Annual Symposium

...onducted in the areas of environmental science and subsurface science as they relate to the areas of energy, nuc...s courses and disciplines within environmental and subsurface science and what students should focus on to meet tomorrow's business needs was the focus of Evan Ny...

Abstract poster contest finalists announced

...onducted in the areas of environmental science and subsurface science as they relate to energy, nuclear and national security technologies. Speakers at the symposium have included Dr. Bruce Babbitt, former Secretary of Interior, University of Idaho President Dr. Timothy White, Evan K. Nyer, Senior Vice Preside...

URI oceanographers to build laboratory to study subseafloor life

...obiological and biogeochemical sampling of diverse subsurface environments. The facility will be used to sample subsurface life from diverse marine environments, including estuaries, coastal sediments, and deeply buried sed...

Former US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt to speak at science symposium

...onducted in the areas of environmental science and subsurface science as they relate to energy, nuclear, and national security technology. Other speakers will include University of Idaho President Dr. Timothy White, Evan K. Nyer, Senior Vice President with ARCADIS G& M, Inc., and Dr. Jim Tate, current science...

Computer models expose humans as main cause of caribou decline

...s exploration companies make to produce a model of subsurface geological structures, are being made narrower than they used to be and are no longer cut in straight lines. The lines are also reseeded shortly after being cut. Research is being conducted to see if these measures lessen the impact on the caribou. H...

NSF awards $10 million in grants to ocean sites for long-term ecological research

...wing California Current; a persistent but variable subsurface California Undercurrent centered on the continental slope that carries water poleward from the tropics; and a highly seasonal circulation over and near the continental shelf, which shifts from a windward-driven equatorward flow that brings coastal up...

Research shows oceans are becoming more acidic

...ce waters of high-latitude regions would be lower, subsurface waters would be less oxygenated, and phytoplankton would experience increased exposure to sunlight. These changes would affect many species and change the composition of biological communities in ways that are not yet understood or predictable. many...

Scientists report on the current state of INEEL's nuclear waste contamination

...on of Vadose Zone Journal (VZJ), does address the subsurface and associated contamination issues at the INEEL. ...d. Papers present the current understanding of the subsurface at the INEEL site as well as specific contamination, characterization, and modeling issues. Origina...

Envisat concludes a busy second year in orbit

...logists to work out the location and extent of the subsurface fault responsible. MERIS tracks algae blooms Meanwhile regularly updated MERIS images of the Southern Ocean off the coast of Chile are being used together with AATSR sea surface temperature products to identify and forecast the distribution of po...

International science team tracks ocean predators around the globe

...y cases, these are the only data we have about the subsurface ocean conditions at that particular place and time." TOPP scientists also are beginning to recognize that the data they gather, similar to those collected on Atlantic bluefin tunas, may provide useful information to resource managers working in the N...

Bacteria discoveries could resemble Mars, other planets

...e may be found on other planets. Microorganisms in subsurface environments on our own planet comprise a significant fraction of the Earth's biomass, with estimates ranging from 5 percent to 50 percent, the researchers point out. Bacteria also grow in some rather inhospitable places. Five years ago, in a stud...

Exxon Valdez oil spill impacts lasting far longer than expected, scientists say

...antities for years after the Exxon Valdez spill in subsurface reservoirs under course intertidal sediments," Peterson said. "This oil was sequestered in conditions where weathering by wave action, light and bacteria was inhibited, and toxicity remained for a decade or more." As a result, many species suffered l...

Scientists decode DNA of bacterium that cleans up uranium contamination and generates electricity

...ged our concepts of how this organism functions in subsurface environments." The genome analysis, he said, "reve...ly distributed in nature and are commonly found in subsurface environments contaminated with radionuclides and metals. Researchers have demonstrated that if they...

Scientists decipher genome of bacterium that remediates uranium contamination, generates electricity

...ged our concepts of how this organism functions in subsurface environments." The genome analysis, he says, "revealed previously unsuspected physiological properties" of the bacterium and also gave scientists insight into the metabolic mechanisms that the organism uses to harvest electricity from the environment...

Scientists surprised at persistence of nitrate from dated experiment

...ying the nitrate takes decades to flow through the subsurface of the watershed to the stream. "We wanted to show the recommended cropping-system treatments begun in 1996 could improve water quality, but we won't be able to do that by monitoring this stream, because the newer experiment is confounded by a persi...

Uncovering mysteries beneath the Earth's surface

...cessing methods designed to develop a 'map' of the subsurface which is required before excavation can begin." CAT scans of the Earth involve imaging of the planet's internal structure, which is useful for two reasons. First, the images can be used to "see" where the contaminants are, how they are moving, and h...

Novel sensors help clear the air

...gned to detect volatile organic compounds in harsh subsurface environments," says Nagel. Advanced smart sensors now address environmental safety in workplaces, on roadways, in airports, or inside buildings. Technologically advanced sensors are available to monitor road conditions on site and warn air traffic au...

PNNL supercomputer fastest open system in U.S.

...ciences, including chemistry, biology, climate and subsurface chemistry. Based on peak performance, the PNNL machine is the fifth fastest system in the world and is the fastest unclassified computer operating in the U.S. The laboratory ordered the supercomputer from HP in April 2002."Computational resources su...

Novel bacterium detoxifies chlorinated pollutants

...organism might be useful for cleaning contaminated subsurface environments and restoring drinking-water reservoi...ruggled for years with clean up of groundwater and subsurface environments contaminated decades ago by unregulated use of the common solvents tetrachloroethene (P...

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