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Study Suggests Dan River Water is Suitable for Irrigation and As Drinking Water for Livestock

Using projections of water-quality trends based on hundreds of water analyses made during a 40-day period following the release of approximately 39,000 ...

Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls, say UCLA biologists

By Stuart Wolpert - Changes in the Puerto Rican climate over the past three decades have caused small but significant changes ...

Research examines contaminants in recycled water

Just how clean is our recycled water? That is the question RMIT University researchers have set out to answer. ... Full story

Mercury contamination threatens Antarctic birds

Mercury contamination in the Antarctic and Subantarctic affects bird populations, reveal researchers from the Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé and from the 'Littoral, Environnement et Sociétés' Laboratory (CNRS / Université de La Rochelle). ... Full story

Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potentially Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find

AUSTIN, Texas — In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep. ... Full story

Coal Plant Closure in China Led to Improvements in Children’s Health

Decreased exposure to air pollution associated with increases in key protein in brain development ... Full story

Psychology could hold the key to tackling climate change

It is widely understood by scientists that in order to tackle climate change a revolution in individual behaviour needs to happen. ... Full story

Urban Gardeners May Be Unaware of How Best to Manage Contaminants in Soil

Consuming foods grown in urban gardens may offer a variety of health benefits, but a lack of knowledge about the soil used for planting could pose a health threat for both consumers and gardeners. ... Full story

Tests elucidate the odor properties of the contaminants affecting West Virginia residents

BLACKSBURG, Va. – In the more than two months since the Jan. 9 chemical spill into West Virginia's Elk River, new findings reveal the nature of the chemicals that were released into the water and then into the air in residents' houses. ... Full story

Urine-power experts reinvent the toilet

A smart toilet, called Urine-tricity, which aims to help bring sanitation to those who need it most, will be showcased at an event in India to improve sanitation and health. ... Full story

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