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November 4, 2014
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Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms

ANN ARBOR — Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year’s Toledo drinking water crisis, according to a new study … Continue reading

May 8, 2013
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Reducing arsenic in food chain

Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice Harsh Bais and Janine Sherrier of the University of Delaware’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium, referred to asUD1023 because it was first … Continue reading

October 26, 2012
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Small Organisms Could Dramatically Impact World’s Climate

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Warmer oceans in the future could significantly alter populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major impact on climate change. In the current issue of Science Express, Michigan State University researchers show that by … Continue reading

August 25, 2012
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Scientists Explore Changing Arctic Ocean

Scientists are setting sail on August 25 to study ocean acidification in the Arctic and what this means for the future survival of marine and terrestrial organisms. The Arctic Ocean is one of the most vulnerable places on the planet … Continue reading

January 5, 2012
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Upper Atmosphere Facilitates Changes That Let Mercury Enter Food Chain

Humans pump thousands of tons of vapor from the metallic element mercury into the atmosphere each year, and it can remain suspended for long periods before being changed into a form that is easily removed from the atmosphere. New research … Continue reading

February 4, 2011
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Ants’ Ecosystem Role is ‘Key’

Research by the University of Exeter has revealed that ants have a big impact on their local environment as a result of their activity as ‘ecosystem engineers’ and predators. The study, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, found that … Continue reading

October 17, 2010
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A River Ran Through It

Rivers and streams supply the lifeblood to ecosystems across the globe, providing water for drinking and irrigation for humans as well as a wide array of life forms from single-celled organisms up to the fish humans eat. But humans and nature … Continue reading