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Low-cost membrane cleans up light and heavy oils in a single step

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:54:23 EDT ~ Researchers have developed a low-cost membrane that effectively separates oil and water on demand -- potentially paving the way for faster cleanups of oil spills and improved treatment of industrial wastewater in the future. Find out more...

Bacteria and viruses ejected from the ocean

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:54:20 EDT ~ Certain types of bacteria and viruses are readily ejected into the atmosphere when waves break; others less so, researchers reported. A team of chemists, oceanographers, microbiologists, geneticists, and pediatric medicine specialists are attempting to understand how far potentially infectious bacteria and viruses can travel and if those that pose the greatest risks to public health are among those most likely to escape the ocean. Find out more...

Hot cars can hit deadly temperatures fast

Thu, 24 May 2018 08:17:30 EDT ~ In a new study, researchers outline how quickly hot cars become deadly for children. Find out more...

Streams may emit more carbon dioxide in a warmer climate

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:58:39 EDT ~ Streams and rivers could pump carbon dioxide into the air at increasing rates if they continue to warm, potentially compounding the effects of global warming, a new worldwide analysis has shown. Find out more...

Cause of E. coli beach closings? Gulls

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:32:42 EDT ~ Researchers have recently published results identifying the major sources of E. coli breakouts on several beaches on Lake Michigan. They have also researched an effective method of reducing the breakouts and the resulting beach closings. Find out more...

Excess nutrients, coupled with climate change, damage the most highly resilient corals

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:32:36 EDT ~ Experimentalists conducted a simulation of future conditions in the Red Sea caused by global warming and acidification, while simultaneously increasing levels of nutrients such as nitrate and phosphate. They found that when nitrate and phosphate were added, the coral thermal resilience was compromised while algal growth benefited from excess CO2 and nutrients. Algal dominance over corals in the reef means losing all of the beauty and biodiversity of the coral reefs. Find out more...

Are humans causing cancer in wild animals?

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:38:53 EDT ~ As humans, we know that some of our activities can cause cancer to develop in our bodies. Smoking, poor diets, pollution, chemicals used as additives in food and personal hygiene products, and even too much sun can contribute to an increased risk of cancer. But, are human activities also causing cancer in wild animals? Researchers think so and are urgently calling for research into this topic. Find out more...

Mediterranean diet may blunt air pollution's ill health effects

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:18:37 EDT ~ Eating a Mediterranean diet may protect people from some of the harm of long-term exposure to air pollution, and reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks, stroke and other causes of death, according to new research. Find out more...

No evidence of natural gas from fracking in found Ohio drinking water

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:09:09 EDT ~ A study of drinking water in Appalachian Ohio found no evidence of natural gas contamination from recent oil and gas drilling. Geologists examined drinking water in northeast Ohio where many residents rely on water from private underground wells. Find out more...

Dogs born in the summertime more likely to suffer heart disease

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:09:06 EDT ~ Dogs born June through August are at higher risk of heart disease than those born other months, rising in July to 74 percent higher risk, according to a new study. A correlation to outdoor air pollution may be the culprit. Find out more...