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Antibiotics, antimicrobials and antifungals in waterways

This release is available in French . Montreal, June 9, 2009 Antibiotics, antimicrobials and antifungals are seeping into the waterways of North America, Europe and East Asia, according to an investigation published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). ...

UIC researchers measure health effects of Chicago's waterways

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health are conducting a study to determine the health effects associated with recreational activities such as boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on Chicago's waterways. The Chicago Health, Environmental Exposure, and Rec...

Oak Brook Hills Golf Classic to Benefit the Children's Miracle Network

...Oak Brook hotel , with an unparalleled luxury retreat experience at the Marriott Oak Brook Hills Resort. Overlooking the expansive lawns and soothing waterways of the 2008 Greens of Distinction award-winning Willow Crest Golf Course, this peaceful hotel is a traveler's paradise. Fresh off a $15 million renova...

Tom's of Maine Invites Public Participation in 50 States for Good Program

...rofit organizations focused on lasting, positive change. Tom's of Maine is a longtime supporter of community involvement programs, such as clean waterways and greater access to quality, affordable dental care. Through the 50 States for Good program, the company is now asking its consumers to help decide ...

San Diego Dentist Revolutionizes Dental Industry by Going Green

...ffective dental care with an eye on the environment. Historically, the dental industry has had a devastating affect on our environment: poisoning waterways by improperly disposing of mercury fillings; dumping noxious chemicals in the trash; creating mountains of inorganic waste. It has all taken its toll ...

Fish in U.S. Rivers Tainted With Common Medications

...enadryl), an anticonvulsant and two types of antidepressants were among the seven types of pharmaceuticals found in the tissue and livers of fish from waterways in or near Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Orlando, Fla. Each river is considered "effluent-dominated," because they receive large amounts ...

Study of ancient and modern plagues finds common features

...low fever epidemics. Modern epidemiology began in reaction to another epidemic, says Dr. Morens. In the early 1830s, as cholera made its way along waterways from Asia towards Europe, French officials attempted to prepare their country in advance of an outbreak. Teams of scientists were sent to Poland and R...

Pioneering Safe Medication Return Initiative Reviewed During Pharmaceutical Disposal Summit

...cess is free to consumers. A research report published by the U.S. Geological Survey, determined that pharmaceuticals have been detected in multiple waterways throughout the U.S. As the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency begins its attempt to modify regulations that would potentially clear the way for more natio...

Nation's First of its Kind Consumer Medication Return Initiative Creates Momentum for Safe Drug Disposal in the U.S.

...ublic and the environment. A research report published by the U.S. Geological Survey, determined that pharmaceuticals have been detected in multiple waterways in the U.S. This report puts a spotlight on the growing concern that improper disposal of pharmaceuticals is negatively impacting our environment. "...

SEC Complaint Lodged Against Chevron for Hiding $10 Billion Liability in Ecuador

...l sludge that has leeched into the soil and groundwater. The company is also accused of dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into rainforest waterways from 1964 to 1990, the years it operated a lucrative oil concession in Ecuador. Chevron's sub-standard operational practices in Ecuador "threaten th...
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UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination

...e manufacture was banned in 1979, long were used as coolants and lubricants in electrical transformers and capacitors. Why they persist today in local waterways and seafood remains something of a mystery, Rifai said. "Now, what we find with the PCBs, and what's got people worried, is, if indeed it's histori...

Wind, salt and water are leading indicators of land degradation in Abu Dhabi

...e arid environment of Abu Dhabi. Wind erosion indicators are formation of fall dunes, blocking of highways, dust storms, nebkha features, reduction of waterways capacity due to deposition of sand, exposure of hardpans at the surface, and gravel lag. Nebkha dunes, formed from sediment accumulations around shrub...

UNH: Pavement sealcoat a source of toxins in stormwater runoff

...e to increasingly significant amounts of polyaromatic hydrocarbons entering waterways from stormwater runoff. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons, more commonly known a...already stressed by other contaminants. Increased PAH concentrations in waterways could be a human health issue if people are exposed to it regularly. In add...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... FROM BOAT COLLISIONS Last year, 73 manatees were killed in Florida when they were struck by boats. In 2006, boats plying Florida's bays and inland waterways killed 69 of the large mammals, which are typically 10 feet long and weigh upwards of 800 pounds. The standing response of marine authorities to deat...

Almond pest management team to receive major award at ESA meeting

...reduction was in dormant applications of diazinon and chloropyrophos (Lorsban), organophosphate insecticides that have been implicated in pollution of waterways from runoff of treated orchards." The team delivered the program through extension channels, including classroom sessions, field demonstrations, h...

156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami

...racts/search.nov08/asa395.html . ACOUSTIC CHARACTERIZATION OF HARBORS AND PORTS "The use of acoustics has become increasingly important in shallow waterways including ports and harbors. Applications span a range of military, commercial, and recreational interests including mine detection, port protection, ...

Evolving designer ecosystem sheds light on unintended consequences

...ows, "not only increasing the spatial and temporal availability of water, but having the unintended effect of increasing the flux of NO3 through urban waterways by returning nitrogen leached from historic fertilizer applications to surface flows." One concern is the potential impact on riparian species, the...

Biological invasions increasing due to freshwater impoundments, says CU-Boulder study

... The results showed the increasing occurrence of such species in impoundments creates "stepping-stone habitats" for them into natural lakes, ponds and waterways in the region, said CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Pieter Johnson, co-lead author of the study. The researchers looked at invaders like the Eurasia...

UNH researchers test sediment-scrubbing technology in NH river

... to and treat toxic chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons, (PAHs), and petroleum products that routinely enter waterways through stormwater runoff. The project is funded by the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), a partn...

Growing use of nanomaterials spurs research to investigate possible downsides

...r bodies or out into the environment. "We are exposed to engineered nanomaterials through our skin, eyes, nose and mouth. They get transported into waterways and soils. And we are just not certain if they are detrimental in any way," explains Jonathan Posner, an assistant professor in Department of Mechani...
waterways in Biological Technology

Global One Consulting Announces Exclusive Contract to Expand Saigene Biotech, Inc. Sales in Emerging Markets

... health and well being." "Our relationship with Global One reflects Saigene's commitment to wider adoption of assay technology to safeguard waterways from invasive harmful algae blooms. The high cost, complicated sample preparation, and slow pace of legacy monitoring systems have been impediments t...

Blazing Trails: Dr. Ellery Knake Remembered for His Contributions to Weed Science

... hope to make a difference: 1. Maximizing crop yields to feed a growing population with less cropland. 2. Eliminating aquatic weeds that clog our waterways and impact water quality. 3. Controlling invasive weeds that destroy biodiversity in our rangelands and wild areas. 4. Developing weed management te...

Bion Announces Approval of New U.S. Patent for Phosphorus Removal Process for Livestock Waste Environmental Treatment

...requires a solution to the environmental impacts of land application of livestock manure. As the trend to require reductions of nutrients entering our waterways continues and the cost of the potential solutions to achieve those reductions is realized, we expect an increase in the use of cost-effective livestoc...

Out beyond the horizon

... The world is a very different place out beyond the horizon. Even as you read this, there are some 40,000 large cargo ships plying the worlds waterways and oceans, not to mention innumerable smaller merchant craft, all pulling in and out of ports, loading, unloading, changing out crews and cargos, and...

Out beyond the horizon

... The world is a very different place out beyond the horizon. Even as you read this, there are some 40,000 large cargo ships plying the worlds waterways and oceans, not to mention innumerable smaller merchant craft, all pulling in and out of ports, loading, unloading, changing out crews and cargos, and...

Exclusive WTN Interview with Don Williamson

...ave an impact on public health because of our ability eliminate significant qualifies of bacteria-laden sludge that would otherwise be discharged into waterways or spread on sludge farms. Were closer to a biotech company because we have a microbial base, we scale rapidly and profitably and there is certainly t...
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