Tag: "waterways" at biology news
Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago
...tion, but the general focus of the law was to keep waterways
navigable for river traffic. The law barred disposal of wastes but not all liquid wastes, which comprised most of the water's pollutants. "Revisiting the context and history of the legendary Cuyahoga River fire reveals a complex story about the caus...
Anti-bacterial additive found in Maryland streams
...s, they detected concentrations of triclocarban in waterways
at levels 20 fold higher than previously reported. The study furnishes the first peer-reviewed environmental data of triclocarban contamination in U.S. water resources. It is published in the online edition of Environmental Science & Technology. "Our...
PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists
...h for remediation approaches, the contamination of waterways
with PCBs remains a pressing environmental challen...oduction ceased in 1978, PCBs continue to endanger waterways
across the United States from historic and ongoing uncontrolled releases. This research is part of...
Carnegie Mellon scientists reveal ways of studying, resolving PCB contamination in US rivers
...n and use were banned, sediments of many lakes and waterways
continue to provide a source of these deadly toxins to the water and ultimately to fish and people. Now, in a series of integrated studies, a multidisciplinary team of biologists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University has discovered key aspe...
Carnegie Mellon researcher tests tools for protecting Anacostia River ecosystem from PCBs
...ated Anacostia River. In hundreds of contaminated waterways
across the country, PCBs have throttled the fishing industry and posed enormous risks to wildlife and humans, according to Greg Lowry, an assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering and principal investigator on this study. Paul Murphy...
Homeland security initiative takes Memphis' ORNL technologies to the nation
... Kulesz said. "Because of its geographic location, waterways
and position as a national hub for shipping and distribution, Memphis provides a perfect model for deploying SensorNet and other new homeland security applications."...
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