Eco-Briefs

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EXXON VALDEZ RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTINUED COLLAPSE OF ALASKAN FISHERIES, STUDY SUGGESTS...

Poor water grade

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A report released by Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) found that with outdated records and a lack of monitoring stations, Colorado, as well...

Vanishing ice; Planting trees

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Putting numbers to vanishing ice A paper published in Geographical Review in July announced the development of a database for all research about sea ice...

Signs of recovery; Settled spill dispute

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Signs of atmospheric recovery New research shows that the ozone hole above Antarctica is shrinking. The study, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemist Susan...

Eco-briefs | Groundwater contaminated after fracking fluid leak in Canada

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An investigation into a fracking fluid leak near Calgary, in Canada, has confirmed groundwater contamination. On Sept. 22, 2011, Crew Energy Inc. workers “inadvertently perforated above the base of groundwater protection” and proceeded with hydraulic fracturing ...

Shifting poles; Lasting effects of Deep Horizon

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Climate change shifts Earth’s geographic pole Scientists have known for decades the impacts of global warming — from changes in weather patterns to drastic sea...

BPA in canned foods; Zika in U.S.

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BPA found in linings of canned foods A new report released March 30 finds Bisphenol A (BPA) in the linings of two-thirds of America’s canned...

Curing cancer; Plant diversity decreasing

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Cell division research could stop cancer According to the National Institutes of Health, 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each...

Low-cost solar observatory; New Superfund sites

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Test flight of low-cost miniature solar observatory The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) tested its Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) on Aug. 29, in San Antonio,...

Hotter and hotter; Earth’s quasi satellite

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Summers to get hotter and hotter New research from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NOAA) shows that at the planet’s current heating rate, in...

Ag nitrogen and tracking deforestation

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Nitrogen from agriculture bigger problem than believed Humans have long known that agriculture contributes to surface and groundwater pollution, particularly from nitrates that run off from...

Wind energy research funding; The ocean’s oxygen

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NREL will see $30 million in funding from federal government in 2017 Wind energy research, and especially the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden,...