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Heavy metals and hydroelectricity

Hydraulic engineering is increasingly relied on for hydroelectricity generation. However, redirecting stream flow can yield unintended consequences. In the August 2014 issue of GSA Today, Donald Rodbell of ...

Aug 01, 2014
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Papyrus charcoal offers new fuel source

Turning local sources of underused biomass like maize cobs or papyrus stems into charcoal briquettes could provide better fuel for people across East Africa, scientists suggest. This new, sustainable energy ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Arctic inland waters emit large amounts of carbon

Geoscientist Erik Lundin shows in his thesis that streams and lakes of Northern Sweden are hotspots for emissions of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. Erik defends his findings at Sweden's Umea ...

Jan 23, 2014
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Microplastic pollution prevalent in lakes too

EPFL researchers have detected microplastic pollution in one of Western Europe's largest lakes, Lake Geneva, in large enough quantities to raise concern. While studies in the ocean have shown that these small bits of plastic ...

May 28, 2013
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Dell panel warns of 'risk' if buyout plan fails

The special committee set up by Dell to evaluate options for the troubled computer giant warned Friday of "substantial downside risk" if shareholders reject a buyout plan led by founder Michael Dell.

Jul 05, 2013
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