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Newswise: “Legacy” Mercury Pollution Still a Problem in New Jersey Meadowlands Waters

Article ID: 716159

“Legacy” Mercury Pollution Still a Problem in New Jersey Meadowlands Waters

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

“Legacy” mercury pollution from decades ago and miles away is an important source of contamination in New Jersey Meadowlands waterways, according to a Rutgers-led study that could help guide cleanup efforts.

Released:
23-Jul-2019 11:15 AM EDT
Newswise: Independent, private firms pollute less than public firms, study shows

Article ID: 716145

Independent, private firms pollute less than public firms, study shows

University of Notre Dame

Private, independent firms are less likely to pollute and incur EPA penalties than public and private equity-owned firms, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

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22-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Red Algae Steal Genes from Bacteria to Cope with Environmental Stresses

Article ID: 715941

Red Algae Steal Genes from Bacteria to Cope with Environmental Stresses

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

It’s a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their genes from bacteria to cope with toxic metals and salt stress in hot springs, according to a study in the journal eLife. These red algal species, known as Cyanidiales, also stole many genes that allow them to absorb and process different sources of carbon in the environment to provide additional sources of energy and supplement their photosynthetic lifestyle.

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17-Jul-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715677

5000 tons of plastic released into the environment every year

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Plastic should not be found in the environment. In order to estimate for the first time the exact extent of plastic pollution in Switzerland, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) has mandated Empa researchers to calculate how much plastic gets into the environment.

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12-Jul-2019 3:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715584

Penn State Alumnus Leads Effort to Restore the Chesapeake

Penn State College of Engineering

Dana Aunkst, armed with his Penn State chemical engineering degree, has taken on the biggest challenge of his career so far: restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

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10-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Can’t Take the Heat? ‘Cool Walls’ Can Reduce Energy Costs, Pollution

Article ID: 715457

Can’t Take the Heat? ‘Cool Walls’ Can Reduce Energy Costs, Pollution

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Berkeley Lab study modeled different types and ages of homes, retail stores, and office buildings and found that sunlight-reflecting “cool” exterior walls can save as much or more energy than sunlight-reflecting cool roofs in many places across the U.S.

Released:
8-Jul-2019 7:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New imaging method aids in water decontamination

Article ID: 715450

New imaging method aids in water decontamination

Cornell University

A breakthrough imaging technique developed by Cornell University researchers shows promise in decontaminating water by yielding surprising and important information about catalyst particles that can’t be obtained any other way.

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8-Jul-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715365

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic

University of Exeter

Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows.

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5-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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