Hydrobiology

Articles on Hydrobiology, the science of life and life processes in water.  The section includes the biological aspect of marine and freshwater environments.

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Proteomic Analysis of Mussels Exposed to Fresh and Weathered Prestige’s Oil

12 Jul 2009

Rating: 1.00

Biomonitoring programs that use mussels to assess the water quality around the world could benefit from the use of proteomics techniques.

Bacteriological assessment of urban water sources in Khamis Mushait Governorate, southwestern Saudi Arabia

12 Jul 2009

Rating: 4.22

A cross-sectional epidemiological method was adopted to investigate the four main urban water sources (i.e. bottled, desalinated, surface, and well water).

Stress-physiological reactions of the green alga Scenedesmus opoliensis to water pollution with herbicides

12 Jul 2009

Rating: 4.20

The freshwater green alga Scenedesmus opoliensis proves to be a suitable bioindicator of water pollution with
different herbicides.

Scotland's Loch Leven On Road To Recovery After Decades Of Water Quality Problems

9 Jul 2009

Rating: not rated

New results from 40 years of intensive scientific research show that Loch Leven, Scotland’s freshwater ‘jewel in the crown’, is on the road to recovery after decades of water quality problems.

Higher Levels Of Pollutants Found In Fish Caught Near A Coal-fired Power Plant

9 Jul 2009

Rating: 2.00

Emissions from coal-fired power plants may be an important source of water pollution and fish contamination

Extracts Of Catfish Caught In Polluted Waters Cause Breast Cancer Cells To Multiply

9 Jul 2009

Rating: 1.00

Exposing estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cells to extracts of channel catfish caught in areas with heavy sewer and industrial waste causes the cells to multiply

Drinking Tap Water Disinfected With Chlorine May Harm Fetus, Study Suggests

9 Jul 2009

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Drinking water disinfected by chlorine while pregnant may increase the risk of having children with heart problems, cleft palate or major brain defects

Viruses Found In Untreated City Water; Study Shows River Water, Sewer Lines Are Possible Sources

9 Jul 2009

Rating: 1.00

Viruses from human sources occur in the La Crosse, Wisconsin municipal drinking water supply prior to its chlorination

Anti-Bacterial Additive Widespread In U.S. Waterways

9 Jul 2009

Rating: 1.00

Many rivers and streams in the United States are believed to contain a toxic antimicrobial chemical whose environmental fate was never thoroughly scrutinized despite large-scale production and usage for almost half a century

New Test Speeds Triclosan Detection In Water

9 Jul 2009

Rating: not rated

new test for detecting triclosan should expedite environmental monitoring of the antibacterial agent in rivers, wells and other water sources

UD scientists track freshwater flow from Arctic into the Atlantic

17 Feb 2008

Rating: 4.00

Freshwater discharge from the Arctic to the North Atlantic is a crucial factor controlling global climate

Water vapor feedback is rapidly warming Europe

16 Feb 2008

Rating: 3.40

A new report indicates that the vast majority of the rapid temperature increase recently observed in Europe is likely due to an unexpected greenhouse gas: water vapor.

Even a mile of forest can make a difference in water quality

16 Feb 2008

Rating: 3.75

Results from a small-scale experiment in western North Carolina illustrate the importance of National Forest lands in ensuring high water quality in the Southern Appalachian region.

NASA scientist claims warmer ocean waters reducing Earth's ice

16 Feb 2008

Rating: 5.00

Glaciers and ice sheets around the world have a big problem: warmer waters.

Human activities in arid urban environments can affect rainfall and water cycle

16 Feb 2008

Rating: 2.72

In the past half-century, cities have begun to expand in some of the Earth's most arid areas.

Research project tests remote sensing to measure Earth's water cycle

16 Feb 2008

Rating: 3.67

This summer's dry Iowa weather has helped drive home the importance of soil moisture not just to farmers, but also to gardeners, homeowners and consumers looking for fresh produce.

Spraying Water Containing Airborne Bacteria Found At Some Indoor Swimming PoolsCan Cause "Lifeguard Lung" Following Long-Term Exposure

16 Feb 2008

Rating: 3.00

Lifeguards at indoor swimming pools with water spouts and sprays, waterfalls and water slides may contract a lung disease after breathing bacteria suspended in water droplets small enough to be inhaled into the lungs.

New Method For Destroying Potentially Deadly Toxins In Drinking Water

16 Feb 2008

Rating: 4.00

Poisonous Substances Produced By Blue-Green Algae Can Attack Liver

Variable hydrology and salinity of salt ponds in the British Virgin Islands

2 Aug 2007

Rating: 5.75

In this paper, the authors examine spatial and temporal variation in hydrology and salinity in 17 salt ponds

Mount Sinai researcher finds drinking water safe to drink

31 Jul 2007

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Mount Sinai researcher finds drinking water safe to drink