News tagged with surface waters

Study examines pesticides' impact on wood frogs

A new study looks at how neonicotinoid pesticides affect wood frogs, which use surface waters in agricultural environments to breed and reproduce. Neonicotinoids are widely used insecticides that are applied to a variety ...

dateMar 01, 2017 in Ecology
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Tiny organisms with massive impact

Diatoms are a very common group of algae found not only in freshwater streams, rivers and lakes, but also in marine waters. These unicellular organisms are particularly prevalent in the waters of the Southern Ocean around ...

dateFeb 07, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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How your cozy fleece could be polluting the ocean

Fleece is a wintertime staple but could be contributing to the next big ocean plastics problem: lint. The lightweight, cozy material sheds some of its synthetic microfibers each time it's washed, and this lint ultimately ...

dateJan 11, 2017 in Environment
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