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Rio official: Water pollution targets won't be met

Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.

dateMay 18, 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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Researchers try to save huge US salamander (Update)

With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering ...

dateJul 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Eawag, ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Ecology
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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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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

A giant barrel sponge living in the backyard of the underwater research vessel Aquarius may be one of the planet's oldest living creatures. Topping more than 2,000 years of age, these marine organisms filter ...

dateMay 29, 2014 in Environment
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