News tagged with ecosystem health

Tracing nitrate in watersheds

Plants need nitrogen to grow, and nitrate is a common fertilizer ingredient, but high levels of nitrate contamination in drinking water sources can cause health problems. It is generally known that nitrogen flows through ...

dateMar 15, 2013 in Environment
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Ecosystems reveal radiation secrets

A new study by Tiina Tuovinen, from the University of Eastern Finland, and her colleagues casts doubt over the validity of models used to assess the impact of radiation on human health. Their work is published online in Springer's ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Environment
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Hidden hunger from wildlife loss

How do you balance the need for biodiversity conservation and human health? For Christopher Golden, '05, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Harvard University Center for the Environment, that question is at the core of a paper he ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Ecology
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