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Exceptionally high levels of lead pollution in the Balkans from the Early Bronze Age

03/06/2018

Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans. sciencedaily.com. June 01, 2018. Metal-related pollution began in the Balkans more than 500 years before it appeared in western Europe. Summary: New research has revealed that metal-related pollution began in the Balkans more than 500 years before it appeared in western Europe, and persisted throughout […]


Pneumonia in perinatal dolphins during the Northern Gulf of Mexico unusual mortality event

13/04/2016

Fetal and newborn dolphin deaths linked to Deepwater Horizon oil spill. sciencedaily.com. April 12, 2016. Summary: Scientists have finalized a study of newborn and fetal dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013. The study team identified substantial differences between fetal and newborn dolphins found stranded inside and […]


Reproductive outcome and survival of dolphins sampled following theDeepwater Horizonoil spill

09/11/2015

Births down and deaths up in Gulf dolphins. sciencedaily.com. November 04, 2015.Study looks at impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Summary: Scientists are reporting a high rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The team has monitored these bottlenose dolphins in heavily oiled Barataria Bay for five years […]


Delayed effects of the oil spill impact on Alaskan herring and salmon

09/09/2015

Long-term oil spill impact on Alaskan fish revealed. fis.com. September 09, 2015. A team of researchers have concluded that embryonic salmon and herring exposed to very low levels of crude oil can develop hidden heart defects that compromise their later survival, settling the long-lasting controversy. This conclusion was reached by NOAA scientists after investigating the […]


Many Silverton,Colorado residents resisted having a Superfund toxic cleanup before an abandoned mine

14/08/2015

Water Toxins Near Mine a Colorado Controversy.sciencedaily.com. August 14, 2015. Source:AP / Powered by NewsLook.comSummary: Many Silverton, Colorado residents resisted having a Superfund toxic cleanup before an abandoned mine leaked millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater there. Some residents say toxic metals enter the water naturally. (Aug. 14) Video provided by APhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/7fe46625055d4b1b89187486e54be164.htm



Response of deep-water corals to oil and chemical dispersant exposure, study

09/04/2015

Dispersant used to clean deepwater horizon spill more toxic to corals than the oil. sciencedaily.com. April 09, 2015.Summary: The dispersant used to remediate the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is more toxic to cold-water corals at lower concentrations than the spilled oil, according to a new study that comes on […]


Fracking: Mechanisms of fugitive gas contamination in drinking-water wells, study

15/09/2014

Fracking: Gas leaks from faulty wells linked to contamination in some groundwater.sciencedaily.com. September 15, 2014. Summary:A study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it’s not the source many people may have feared. Esquema de fracturación hidraúlica (WP) As researchers study hydraulic fracturing, a […]


Photos and video from Kawah Ijen in Indonesia

22/04/2014

‘Blue Volcano’ Kawah Ijen Burns In Indonesia.huffingtonpost.co.uk. April 22, 2014. Volcanoes are terrifying, dramatic features of the natural world. But images of them are pretty familiar to anyone with a taste for photography, geology or Hollywood movies.Until, that is, they burn blue.See more photos Kawah Ijen, Java, Indonesia (WP) These incredible pictures were taken by […]


Crude oil interferes with fish heart cells, study

14/02/2014

Mechanism of crude oil heart toxicity on fish revealed from oil spill research. sciencedaily.com. February 13, 2014. Summary:While studying the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on tuna, a research team discovered that crude oil interrupts a molecular pathway that allows fish heart cells to beat effectively. The components of the pathway are present […]


Fracking chemicals found to disrupt hormone function, study

17/12/2013

MU Researchers Find Fracking Chemicals Disrupt Hormone Function. missouri.edu. December 16, 2013.Endocrine-disrupting activity linked to birth defects and infertility. University of Missouri researchers have found greater hormone-disrupting properties in water located near hydraulic fracturing drilling sites than in areas without drilling. The researchers also found that 11 chemicals commonly used in the controversial "fracking" method […]


Deep-sea life may not recover for decades, after BP oil spill in Gulf of Mexico, study

26/09/2013

BP spill damaged sea-floor life for 57 square miles, recovery may take decades or longer. By Ryan Gorman. dailymail.co.uk. September 25, 2013.Damage from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico extends almost 60-square-miles from the blown-out wellThe extent of damage was determined by taking sediment samples over a two month span in […]


Scientists in Brazil have expressed concern with the use of mercury in gold mining

03/08/2012

Use of mercury in gold mining stirs controversy in Brazil. By Catarina Chagas. scidev.net. August 01, 2012. Scientists in Brazil have expressed concern that new regulations in the country’s Amazonas state continue to permit the use of mercury in gold mining, and have put forward what they say are more environmentally-friendly alternatives. Mercury is used […]


Scientists in Brazil have expressed concern with the use of mercury in gold mining

03/08/2012

Use of mercury in gold mining stirs controversy in Brazil. By Catarina Chagas. scidev.net. August 01, 2012. Scientists in Brazil have expressed concern that new regulations in the country’s Amazonas state continue to permit the use of mercury in gold mining, and have put forward what they say are more environmentally-friendly alternatives. Mercury is used […]


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