News tagged with environmental harm

Grazing management effects on stream pollutants

Surface water quality is important for the proper function of aquatic ecosystems, as well as human needs and recreation. Pasturelands have been found to be major sources of sediment, phosphorus and pathogens in Midwest surface ...

Jul 21, 2011
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Could oysters be used to clean up Chesapeake Bay?

Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful algal ...

Jan 21, 2011
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In 27 states, don't call your old computer 'trash'

(AP) -- Get a new flat-screen TV for Christmas and wondering what to do with the old console? Finally replacing that turntable with an MP3 player? Just upgrading your Mac? Whatever it is, you'd better check your state's ...

Jan 04, 2011
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US court orders GMO beets destroyed

A federal judge has ordered what is believed to be the first-ever destruction of a genetically modified crop in the United States, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally.

Dec 01, 2010
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Southern soils mitigate manure microbes

That swine manure sprayed on to fields adds valuable nutrients to the soil is well known. But what is not known is whether all that manure is bringing harmful bacteria with it.

Sep 10, 2010
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Rare Minerals Supplies: No Need for Panic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Alarming media reports have raised concern about U.S. dependence on foreign sources of rare minerals that are critically important in military applications and emerging industries. But there ...

Jul 06, 2010
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Lobster Traps Going High Tech

(PhysOrg.com) -- New England lobstermen have gone high tech by adding low-cost instruments to their lobster pots that record bottom temperature and provide data that could help improve ocean circulation models ...

Mar 09, 2009
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