Chemosphere is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, published since 1972 by Elsevier. It publishes both original research and review articles in environmental chemistry.
Scientists develop new environmental risk assessment of veterinary antibiotics applications in livestock farming
Sustainability Scientists at Leuphana University of Lüneburg have devised a simple screening-based predicting procedure for region-specific environmental risks caused by veterinary antibiotics (VA). This procedure, called ...
Not all plastics equal
Ever buy a fish at a pet store that died within days of being put in an aquarium at home?
Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of intersex fish
A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish -male fish that produce eggs.
Honey bee behavior altered by insecticides
Certain insecticides common to U.S. orchards appear to make honey bees substantially less busy, according to a new study led by UNL entomologists.
Butterflies fall victim to mosquito control
South Florida's butterflies have become the unintended victim of insecticide control, according to FIU researchers.
Simple soil mixture reverses toxic stormwater effects
A simple column of common soil can reverse the toxic effects of urban runoff that otherwise quickly kills young coho salmon and their insect prey, according to new research by Washington State University, NOAA Fisheries and ...
Research sheds new light on coal-cleaning chemicals found in the 2014 Elk River spill
A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Service and West Virginia University has resulted in a better understanding of the chemicals that spilled into the Elk River in 2014, affecting the drinking water of 300,000 Charleston-area ...
New approach to biomonitoring waterways useful in stress ecology
The application of techniques from molecular diagnostics represents a new approach that can detect and distinguish stressors and subsequently reveal information that is beyond the reach of traditional assessments alone.
Storks could become poisoned by pesticides during their migration to Africa
Not all storks migrate to Africa. Many stay for the winter in the Iberian Peninsula, where landfills have become a permanent source of food. Scientists from Extremadura have analysed the presence of pollutants and pesticides ...
The toxic effects of chemicals from TFT-LCD manufacturing on aquatic organisms
The manufacture of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs), used for television screens, computer monitors and mobile phone screens, has increased dramatically over the past twenty years. The volume of toxic ...