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fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Drilling, Gas, Natural Gas, oil, Energy, Environment, Wastewater, Spill, spills, West Virginia, Antibiotic Resistance, antimicrobial resistance , Rutgers, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJ, Petroleum, Microbes, Microbial, Antibiotics

Oil and Gas Wastewater Spills, Including Fracking Wastewater, Alter Microbes in West Virginia Waters

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Wastewater from oil and gas operations – including fracking for shale gas – at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, published recently in Science of the Total Environment, showed that wastewater releases, including briny water that contained petroleum and other pollutants, altered the diversity, numbers and functions of microbes. The shifts in the microbial community indicated changes in their respiration and nutrient cycling, along with signs of stress.

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New Night Frogs, Congo River Fish, Nigeria Highway is Dropped, and More in the Wildlife News Source

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Study to Focus on Pollution Potential of Oil and Gas Wastewater Spread on Roadways

Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations, according to Penn State researchers.

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Pollution, Environment, Health, seagrass, Seaweed

Underwater Seagrass Beds Dial Back Polluted Seawater

Seagrass meadows – bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth – can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans.

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Biology, Evolution, Ecology and Environment, Pollution

'Resurrecting' Tiny Lake-Dwelling Animals to Study Evolutionary Responses to Pollution

A University of Michigan biologist combined the techniques of "resurrection ecology" with the study of dated lake sediments to examine evolutionary responses to heavy-metal contamination over the past 75 years.

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Michigan Technological University, Michigan Tech, Deep Sea Pollution, Mariana Trench, PCBS, Pollution, Ocean Pollution

Environmental Engineer Helps Explain How Deep Sea Pollution Could Happen

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Oceanography, Atmospheric Chemistry, Atmospheric Science, Public Health, Ozone, Ozone Pollution, Air Pollution, University of Washington

'The Blob' of Abnormal Conditions Boosted Western U.S. Ozone Levels

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Abnormal conditions in the northeast Pacific Ocean, nicknamed “the blob,” put ozone levels in June 2015 higher than normal over a large swath of the Western U.S.

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Extreme Waves, Melting Canadian Glaciers, Lionfish in the Gulf, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

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fine particulate air pollution, PM 2.5, Air Pollution, air pollution and human health, Developing Countries, Air Quality, Environmental Health

Chinese Air Pollution Linked to Respiratory and Cardiovascular Deaths

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In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

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Poverty, Mobile Phones, Population, Mapping, Jessica Steele, Bangladesh

Mobile Phone and Satellite Data to Map Poverty

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An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty.

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Oil Production Releases More Methane Than Previously Thought

Emissions of methane and ethane from oil production have been substantially higher than previously estimated, particularly before 2005.

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East China Sea, algal blooms, factory emissions, Katherine Mackey

Increasing Factory and Auto Emissions Disrupt Natural Cycle in East China Sea

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China’s rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways. For millennia, people have patterned their lives and diets around the vast fisheries of the East China Sea, but now those waters are increasingly threatened by human-caused, harmful algal blooms that choke off vital fish populations.

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Lost in Translation: Traffic Noise Disrupts Communication Between Species

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Research by scientists at the University of Bristol has found that man-made noise can hinder the response of animals to the warning signals given by other species, putting them at greater risk of death from predators.

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Precambrian, Iron Oxide, Iron Formation, Ocean Sediments, Halevy

"Green Rust" in the Early Ocean?

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How were the Earth’s solid deposits of iron ore created? Dr. Itay Halevy suggests that, billions of years ago, “green rust” formed in seawater and sank to the ocean bed, becoming an original source of banded iron formations. While this would have been just one means of iron deposition, green rust seems to have delivered a large proportion of iron to our early ocean.

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Society Of Toxicology, Toxicology, toxicologist, Annual Meeting, ToxExpo, data science, Precision Medicine, Epigenetic, Food Safety, Arsenic, Pesticide, Alternative Test Methods, Public Health, In Vitro, Organs-on-a-chip, Carcinogenesis, Air Pollution

Latest Research on Data Science, Precision Medicine, Epigenetics, Food Safety, Arsenic, Pesticides, Alternative Test Methods, and More Featured at SOT 56th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

The later-in-life effects of early life exposure to inorganic arsenic, reducing the toxicity of cancer treatments, advances in organs-on-a-chip and other alternative test methods, how to translate in vitro research to real-world understanding, controversies in pesticide toxicology, and the reproductive and developmental effects of botanical dietary supplements are just a few of the cutting-edge scientific topics being explored at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 56th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

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Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley Celebrates 20 Years of Collaborative Research

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CBE will celebrate two decades of research that's yielded a broad and valuable body of knowledge, innovation, publications and industry impacts.

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Food Waste, Sustainability, End Food Waste, futurefood 2050, IFT, Institute Of Food Technologists, Food Technology magazine, Food Engineering, Food Processing

Food Scientist Shares Insights on How to End Food Waste

Edward Hirschberg, President of Innovative Foods and recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists’ 2016 Babcock-Hart Award for his many contributions to food processing, shared some potential solutions to many of the world’s food waste problems in the January issue of Food Technology magazine.

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New York State, Water, Environment, micropollutants

New Technique Identifies Micropollutants in New York Waterways

Cornell University engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly outperforms conventional methods. The new technique – using high-resolution mass spectrometry – assessed 18 water samples collected from New York state waterways. A total of 112 so-called micropollutants were found in at least one of the samples.

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Air Polluters More Likely to Locate Near Downwind State Borders

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Indiana University research reveals a pattern of companies strategically locating facilities where wind will carry pollution across state lines, which can allow states to reap the benefits of jobs and tax revenue but share the negative effects -- air pollution -- with neighbors.

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Mississippi River, Nitrogen, Dead Zone, Pollutants, Microbes, Wetlands, floodplain

Mighty River, Mighty Filter

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Researchers are reviving one of the Mississippi River's main filters: the floodplain. The result is a unique environment that removes nitrogen, a contributor to the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone.







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