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Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug...

Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil -- legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Their study, whi...

America’s colonial hydrologic history recreated

Once lost in the mists of time, the colonial hydrology of the northeastern U.S. has been reconstructed by a team of geoscientists, biological scientists and social scientists. The results, which extend as far back as the year 1600, appear in...

Water resources played important role in patterns of human settlement, new...

DURHAM, N.H. -- Once lost in the mists of time, the colonial hydrology of the northeastern United States has been reconstructed by a team of geoscientists, biological scientists and social scientists, including University of New Hampshire Ph.D. can...

University of Minnesota engineering researcher finds new way to fight antibiotic-resistant...

New findings by civil engineering researchers in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering shows that treating municipal wastewater solids at higher temperatures may be an effective tool in the fight against antibiotic-resista...

Leaking underground CO2 storage could contaminate drinking water

DURHAM, N.C. -- Leaks from carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could bubble up into drinking water aquifers near the surface, driving up levels of contaminants in the water tenfold or more in some places, according ...

‘Toxic toy crisis’ requires fresh solutions

Manufacturer recalls of toys, promotional drinking glasses, and other children's products constitute an ongoing "toxic toys crisis" that requires banning potentially harmful ingredients in these products and other changes in policy and practices. Th...

Oil will run dry before substitutes roll out

At the current pace of research and development, global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready, says a new University of California, Davis, study based on stock market expectations. The forecast was published online...

First peer-reviewed study finds BPA levels in US foods 1,000 times...

Note to journalists: Please credit the journal or the American Chemical Society as publisher of this report. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 -- For the first time in the United States, researchers are reporting in a peer-reviewed scientific journal t...

UV light nearly doubles vacuum’s effectiveness in reducing carpet microbes

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research suggests that the addition of ultraviolet light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms from a carpet's surface when compared to vacuuming ...

New American Chemical Society podcast: Stop wasting food and save energy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 -- Generations of Moms and Grandmas have preached the virtues of not wasting food. Now scientists are reporting a compelling new reason to follow this advice: It could save enormous amounts of energy, according to the late...

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