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August 2, 2014
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Strider-like water sensor will help detect contaminants in water

To help clean up an oil spill or any other kind of environmental disaster, sometimes humans can learn a thing or two from nature. A team of researchers from the Michigan State University College of Engineering is creating a kind … Continue reading

October 26, 2012
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Not-So-Permanent Permafrost

MENLO PARK, Calif. — As much as 44 billion tons of nitrogen and 850 billion tons of carbon stored in arctic permafrost, or frozen ground, could be released into the environment as the region begins to thaw over the next … Continue reading

August 9, 2012
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Fish-tailing Robots

Robotic boats track radio-tagged common carp in area lakes As a stiff breeze sweeps across Staring Lake in suburban Minneapolis, a five-foot, antenna-sporting robotic boat plies the water in a back-and-forth pattern. On the shore, Volkan Isler follows the action … Continue reading

June 12, 2012
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Practical Tool Can ‘Take Pulse’ of Blue-Green Algae Status in Lakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have designed a screening tool that provides a fast, easy and relatively inexpensive way to predict levels of a specific toxin in lakes that are prone to blue-green algal blooms. Blue-green algae is not your average … Continue reading

January 21, 2012
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Acid Rain Study Show Substantial Decreases, But More Progress is Needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Measurable improvements in air quality and visibility, human health, and water quality in many acid-sensitive lakes and streams, have been achieved through emissions reductions from electric generating power plants and resulting decreases in acid rain. These are … Continue reading

January 4, 2012
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Nitrogen From Humans Pollutes Remote Lakes For More Than A Century

Nitrogen derived from human activities has polluted lakes throughout the Northern Hemisphere for more than a century and the fingerprint of these changes is evident even in remote lakes located thousands of miles from the nearest city, industrial area or … Continue reading

November 26, 2010
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Earth’s Lakes Warming Due to Climate Change

WASHINGTON – In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, researchers have determined that Earth’s largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change.  Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA’s … Continue reading