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Growing crops on solar farms: Scientists model a win-win situation

A new model for solar farms that "co-locates" crops and solar panels could result in a harvest of valuable biofuel plants along with solar...

Poor dolphin health tied to Gulf oil spill

Dolphin health took a toxic nosedive in one of the areas hit hard by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a...

Got calcium? Mineral key to restoring acid-damaged forests

Calcium can do much more than strengthen bones. The mineral is a critical nutrient for healthy tree growth, and new research shows that adding...

Car ventilation choices can reduce pollution exposure

As millions of California children head back to school this month, many will take the freeways to get there. Based on a new study, environmental...

Extraordinary trout have tolerance to filthy water

New research from the University of Exeter and King's College London has shown how a population of brown trout can survive in the contaminated...

Researchers say ‘peak oil’ concerns should ease

Fears of depleting the Earth's supply of oil are unwarranted, according to new research, which concludes that the demand for oil – as opposed...

Latest American Chemical Society podcast: Sewage plant waste water as a...

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 -- The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning podcast series, "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions," focuses on the discovery that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative...

Latest American Chemical Society podcast: Don’t blame ‘the pill’ for estrogen...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 -- The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning podcast series, "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions," focuses on a widespread public misconception about the estrogen hormones detected in mi...

First identification of endocrine disruptors in algae blooms

Scientists are reporting for the first time that previously unrecognized substances released by algae blooms have the potential to act as endocrine disruptors, which can interfere with the normal activity of reproductive hormones. The effect is not ...

UT researchers link algae to harmful estrogen-like compound in water

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers have found that blue-green algae may be responsible for producing an estrogen-like compound in the environment which could disrupt the normal activity of reproductive hormones and adversely affect fish...

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