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Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution

Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality. So reports a new Ecological Applications paper, which highlights the ecolog ...

Apr 01, 2013 4 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast

Scientists forecast forest carbon loss

For more than 30 years, scientists at the Harvard Forest have scaled towers into the forest canopy and measured the trunks of trees to track how much carbon is stored or lost from the woods each year. This treasure trove ...

Apr 06, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Loss of eastern hemlock will affect forest water use

The loss of eastern hemlock from forests in the Southern Appalachian region of the United States could permanently change the area's hydrologic cycle, reports a new study by U.S. Forest Service scientists at the Coweeta Hydrologic ...

May 09, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

ORNL researchers improve soil carbon cycling models

A new carbon cycling model developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory better accounts for the carbon dioxide-releasing activity of microbes in the ground, improving scientists' understanding ...

Aug 16, 2012 not rated yet 0

Copper making salmon prone to predators

Minute amounts of copper from brake linings and mining operations can affect salmon to where they are easily eaten by predators, says a Washington State University researcher. Jenifer McIntyre found the metal ...

Jul 10, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Managing future forests for water

Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists recently used long-term data from the Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory (Coweeta) in Western North Carolina to examine the feasibility of managing forests ...

Sep 28, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0