News tagged with environmental contaminants

Gender-bending fish on the rise in southern Alberta

Chemicals present in two rivers in southern Alberta are likely the cause of the feminization of fish say researchers at the University of Calgary who have published results of their study in the journal Environmental To ...

Jul 29, 2010
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EPA hears from gas drillers, angry Pa. residents

(AP) -- Federal researchers studying a natural gas drilling technique that involves blasting chemical-laced water into the ground got an earful from residents who say it's poisoning them and killing their animals and from ...

Jul 23, 2010
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Study links rain, stomach ailments

(PhysOrg.com) -- A recently released study conducted in Milwaukee reveals a link between rainfall and gastrointestinal disease in children, indicated by an increase in hospital emergency department visits ...

Jun 17, 2010
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Expert: North Carolina's beaches cleaner than most

North Carolina's beach-goers generally enjoy clean water, but the ocean can become polluted after a heavy rainfall. Rachel Noble, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill water-quality expert, gives the ...

Jun 10, 2010
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Predicting amount of oil in contaminated soils

Scientists are reporting a new technique for mapping and testing oil-contaminated soils. Traditionally, samples need to be collected from the field and returned to a lab for extensive chemical analysis, costing ...

Jun 09, 2010
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A different kind of mine disaster

The world's largest antimony mine has become the world's largest laboratory for studying the environmental consequences of escaped antimony -- an element whose environmental and biological properties are still ...

Apr 12, 2010
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Study: Range of pharmaceuticals in fish across US

(AP) -- Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder ...

Mar 25, 2009
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