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Peat bogs defy the laws of biodiversity

WSL scientists working with a team of researchers from across Europe have found that peat bogs, despite their low biodiversity, can effectively withstand both moderate and glacial climates. That finding stands to change the ...

dateOct 27, 2017 in Environment
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Strengthening passive sampling of nonpolar chemicals

Passive sampling is a valuable technique for monitoring concentration levels of hydrophobic persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the marine environment. New guidelines for the determination of partition coefficients between ...

dateOct 26, 2017 in Polymers
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Pesky pollutants that persist, courtesy of nature

In the late 1970s, the United States banned the production of an assortment of synthetic pesticides, insulators, coolants and flame retardants due to their toxicity and the fact that they stick around for a long time. But ...

dateOct 25, 2017 in Environment
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