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Soil microbes persist through National Mall facelift

It's not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was replaced, it offered scientists the opportunity to study ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cloudy water linked to gastrointestinal illnesses: Suspended particles give germs a place to hide

Cloudy drinking water, even if it's within the limits allowed by some cities, was linked to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness, according to new Drexel University analysis.

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Anchovies eat plastic because it smells like prey

As you bite into a delicious piece of fish, you probably don't think about what the fish itself ate – but perhaps you should. Over 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Modern genetic sequencing tools give clearer picture of how corals are related

The documentary "Chasing Coral," released on Netflix in July, is a cinematic warning about how the bleaching of coral reefs may foreshadow how these marine animals will respond to climate change. ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Injecting manure instead of spreading on surface reduces estrogen loads

With water quality in the Chesapeake Bay suffering from excess nutrients and fish populations in rivers such as the Susquehanna experiencing gender skewing and other reproductive abnormalities, ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Changing tides: Lake Michigan could best support lake trout and steelhead

Invasive mussels and less nutrients from tributaries have altered the Lake Michigan ecosystem, making it more conducive to the stocking of lake trout and steelhead than Chinook salmon, according ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Who's a Blue Boy? Indian Dogs Tinted by Polluted River

Dogs of a different color have been spotted roaming the streets of Navi Mumbai in India, according to news reports.

17 hours ago from Livescience

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'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum

Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.

Tue 15 Aug 17 from BBC News

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Harnessing rich satellite data to estimate crop yield

Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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A decade of monitoring shows the dynamics of a conserved Atlantic tropical forest

Characterised with its immense biodiversity and high levels of endemism, the Atlantic Tropical Forest has been facing serious anthropogenic threats over the last several decades, demanding for ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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