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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...

Blue crab research may help Chesapeake Bay watermen improve soft shell...

Baltimore, Md. (January 24, 2011) -- A research effort designed to prevent the introduction of viruses to blue crabs in a research hatchery could end up helping Chesapeake Bay watermen improve their bottom line by reducing the number of soft shell ...

Researcher finds proximity to freeway associated with autism

LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2010) -- Living near a freeway may be associated with increased risk of autism, according to a study published by a team of researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the Universit...

New research changes understanding of C4 plant evolution

Frostburg, Md. (November 15, 2010) -- A new analysis of fossilized grass-pollen grains deposited on ancient European lake and sea bottoms 16-35 million years ago reveals that C4 grasses evolved earlier than previously thought. This new evidence cas...

Small materials poised for big impact in construction

Bricks, blocks, and steel I-beams -- step aside. A new genre of construction materials, made from stuff barely 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, is about to debut in the building of homes, offices, bridges, and other structures. And a new ...

Climate accord loopholes could spell 4.2-degree rise in temperature and end...

A global temperature increase of up to 4.2 º C and the end of coral reefs could become reality by 2100 if national...

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