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October 29, 2013
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Gold Mining Ravages Perú

Washington, DC—For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. The team combined field surveys with airborne mapping and high-resolution … Continue reading

December 19, 2012
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Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water

LEETOWN, W.Va. – A byproduct resulting from the treatment of acid mine drainage may have a second life in helping clean waters coming from agricultural and wastewater discharges, according to a recent study by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey … Continue reading

May 25, 2012
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Seagrasses Can Store as Much Carbon as Forests

Researchers find that the global carbon pool in seagrass beds is as much as 19.9 billion metric tons Seagrasses are a vital part of the solution to climate change and, per unit area, seagrass meadows can store up to twice … Continue reading

February 18, 2012
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Coal-Tar Sealcoat a Major Source of PAHs to Air and to Children Living Nearby

*Four new reports examine the contaminants polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in house dust, streams, lakes, soil, and air* Coal-tar-based sealants are emitting polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) into the air at rates that may be greater than annual emissions from … Continue reading