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Human activity influences beach bacterial diversity

Human activity influences ocean beach bacterial communities, and bacterial diversity may indicate greater ecological health and resiliency to sewage contamination, according to results published March 5, 2014, in the open ...

dateMar 05, 2014 in Environment
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‘Current test’ for water pollution

A simple test of electrical conductivity could be used as a parameter for water quality, according to new research published in the Journal of Tropical and Agricultural Sciences. The research investigated ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Environment
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Peat bog restoration work holds back water

Restoration of peat bogs on Exmoor has resulted in a third less water leaving the moorland during heavy rainfall compared with three years ago, a new study involving the University of Exeter shows.

dateFeb 18, 2014 in Environment
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Minimising water use, maintaining productivity

As the climate warms up, more and more farmers in Switzerland need to irrigate their crops. This is problematic because many rivers carry less water. If the increase in water use is limited, agricultural production will not ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Environment
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Herbicide runoff reduced to Great Barrier Reef

(Phys.org) —An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments has shown a 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble herbicides ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Environment
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Policy study weighs up water catchment uses

A national methodology for protecting the sources of drinking water – while accounting for recreational needs in surface water catchments – is being developed by Edith Cowan University researchers.

dateOct 07, 2013 in Environment
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