Sickening fog settles over Salt Lake City area
A group of Utah doctors is declaring a health emergency over the Salt Lake City area's lingering air pollution problem.
Underwater CO2 shows potential as barrier to Asian carp
As the Asian carp population grows and the threat of the invasive species entering Lake Michigan through one of the Chicago canals is monitored, a University of Illinois researcher believes using two barrier ...
Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes
When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap, most don't think about where the chemicals contained in that soap end up. University of Minnesota engineering researchers do.
Invasive fish enters streams feeding Lake Michigan, but so far, so good
(Phys.org)—Invasive species are known for disturbing their new homes. Whether it's the zebra mussels in the Great Lakes or garlic mustard in native woodlands, their rampant multiplication crowds out native ...
Russians announce retrieval of first clean ice sample from Lake Vostok
Researchers find sediment deposits increasing in Iowa lakes despite conservation efforts
(Phys.org)—A new study conducted by researchers at Iowa State University shows that the growth of sediment deposits at the bottom of Iowa's natural lakes is accelerating despite widespread soil conservation ...
Cassini suggests icing on a Titan lake
(Phys.org)—It's not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA's Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing ...
Oil sands study shows negative impact on lake systems
(Phys.org)—Fifty years of Athabasca oil sands development has left a legacy of contaminants in lake ecosystems and that contamination reaches further from the development areas than previously recognized, according to new ...
A new fish species from Lake Victoria named in honor of the author of Darwin's Dreampond
Two new species of cichlid fish from Lake Victoria are described by biologists from Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Research Department Marine Zoology) and the Institute of Biology Leiden (Section Integrative ...
Experts call off search for life in Antarctic lake
British scientists have called off the hunt for exotic life in an ice-bound Antarctic lake after their mission was hit by a technical hitch.
Minnesota's iconic moose population is falling
Fly over northeastern Minnesota with "Sky Dan" and you'd see a moose. One time, he spotted 15 of them during an hour flight. The pilot was so confident, he even offered those on his aerial tours a money-back guarantee.
Groupon buys online service CommerceInterface
Online deals company Groupon says it will buy online retail manager CommerceInterface for an undisclosed amount.
Following Phragmites home: Satellite data helps map the spread of an invasive reed
Phragmites australis, an invasive species of plant called common reed, grows rapidly into dense stands of tall plants that pose an extreme threat to Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Early treatment is the ke ...
Environmental threat map highlights Great Lakes restoration challenges
A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans' impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how "environmental stressors" stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future ...