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Researchers Develop Fast Screening Method For Water Testing
A new technique that detects toxins in water in less than 10 minutes could lead to faster identification of harmful substances in the nation's water supplies, according to an Ohio University scientist

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: 3.00

Spraying Water Containing Airborne Bacteria Found At Some Indoor Swimming PoolsCan Cause "Lifeguard Lung" Following Long-Term Exposure
This is the first time that indoor swimming pools have been identified as a source of continuously-occurring lung inflammation.

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: 2.00

Cool, clean water for Seattle and salmon
Seattle will keep cool, clean drinking water flowing from the Cedar River Watershed while keeping streams healthy for threatened salmon

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Scientists discover beetle that cures water fern menace
Scientists from Wits University and the Plant Protection Research Institute have developed a cure to one of South Africa's biggest water menaces: the water fern, which has been clogging waterways and suffocating lakes.

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Innovative Process To Benefit Ground Water Clean-Up
A University of Toronto researcher has developed a more efficient way to monitor and improve the clean-up process for ground water pollution.

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

NYU/Max Planck Team Unravels 200-Year Mystery Of Proton Diffusion In Water
Findings could impact understanding of biological processes that rely on aqueous proton diffusion

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.00

Relationship of Vibrio Species Infection and Elevated Temperatures to Yellow Blotch/Band Disease in Caribbean Corals
The effects of temperature and inoculation with exogenous Vibrio strains on the division rates of zooxanthella symbionts, and how this results in low symbiont densities and decreased chlorophyll concentrations in the corals were studied.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: 1.50, 7 pages

Phosphorus Availability in an Artificially Flooded Southeastern Floodplain Forest Soil
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of flooding on P availability in a forested floodplain ecosystem along the Ogeechee River, Georgia.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Photosynthesis in naturally reared aquatic communities
In this report measurements of photosynthetic rates per unit of phytoplankton volume are presented, and their bearing on aquatic production is discussed.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

Understanding Viruses in Lake Superior-Effects of Ultraviolet Light Probed
On Lake Superior’s surface, in a layer no thicker than a film of oil, exists a universe teeming with microscopic, single-celled creatures and decaying organic material.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: 2.67

Could fish clean up sewage works?
A FEW tankfuls of fish could put a stop to the devastating blooms of algae caused when sewage works discharge effluent into rivers and lakes.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: 3.40

Florida scientist finds eight new snails that may give water quality clues
They're barely big enough to see and they feel like grit, but some new species of snails discovered by a scientist may be able to provide some big clues about the water we use.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: not rated

New technique answers one of water’s basic mysteries
We drink it. We bathe in it. It’s part of our everyday life, but the driving force behind one of the fundamental properties of water, its pH, has defied explanation for decades.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Scientists determine how chemistry keeps weird worms "out of hot water" at steaming deep-sea vents
Using a novel detector attached to a submarine, a research team has determined that water chemistry controls the location and distribution of two species of weird worms that inhabit deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: 8.00

Sea grant study indicates potentially harmful human viruses in coastal waters
Using a technique developed to track pathogens in sewage, a California Sea Grant funded researcher has shown that potentially harmful human viruses are contaminating coastal waters in Southern California at major river mouths.

Date: 14 May 2007, Rating: 1.00

Fate of Heterotrophic Microbes in Pelagic Habitats: Focus on Populations
This review compiles current knowledge about the role and fate of different populations of heterotrophic picoplankton in marine and inland waters.

Date: 24 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.18, 13 pages

'Go Fishing' No Game For Inland Waters Worldwide
Fish pulled from the world's lakes and rivers seem to provide a never-ending source of food, jobs and income for people in developing nations.

Date: 7 Dec 2006, Rating: 5.00

Hurricanes, Runoff Tax Water Quality Management
A scientific study that involved analyzing phytoplankton in both North Carolina’s Neuse River Estuary/Pamlico Sound and Maryland and Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay offers a new lesson in light of recent increased hurricane activity along the East Coast, re

Date: 7 Dec 2006, Rating: not rated

Largest Arctic Ice Shelf Breaks Up, Draining Freshwater Lake
The largest ice shelf in the Arctic has broken, and scientists who have studied it closely say it is evidence of ongoing and accelerated climate change in the north polar region.

Date: 7 Dec 2006, Rating: 1.75

Underwater Insects Tell The Tale -- Aquatic Invertebrates Provide Clues About The Case History Of Submerged 'Bodies'
For the past year, the Simon Fraser University graduate student in pest management has made routine visits to the clothed and submerged 'bodies' to study the life cycles of insects that colonize on them - everything from aquatic bugs to earthworms and eve

Date: 7 Dec 2006, Rating: 4.00