News tagged with runoff

Rapid changes in the winter climate

The Baltic Sea winter climate has changed more in the last 500 years than previously thought. Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that our part of the world has experienced periods of both ...

Aug 14, 2009 4.4 / 5 (5) 5

Sources of pollution in waterways

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are components of petroleum products such as gasoline, coal, and oil. They are also produced as by-products of the combustion of fuels including petroleum and fire wood. PAHs can cause ...

Mar 09, 2010 4.3 / 5 (4) 1

Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution

Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality. So reports a new Ecological Applications paper, which highlights the ecolog ...

Apr 01, 2013 4 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast