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Florida State University, FSU, Steven Morey, Apalachicola River, Fisheries, Water, flow, Gulf Of Mexico, Water War, Coaps, Phytoplankton

Troubled Waters: Low Apalachicola River Flow May Hurt Gulf Fisheries

Reductions in the flow of the Apalachicola River have far-reaching effects that could prove detrimental to grouper and other reef fish populations in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, according to a new Florida State University study that may provide new ammunition for states engaged in a nearly two-decade water war.

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Water Pollution, Pollution Research, EPA, Water Quality Research, Environmental Research, Thecamoebians, Foraminifera, Water Quality Study, Environmental Protection Agency, Clinch And Powell Rivers, Water Pollution Indicators, Microorganisms, Salt Water, Fresh Water

Pollution-resistant Microorganisms Key to Detecting Water Contamination in Southern Waterways

Armed with a $165,000 EPA grant, one MTSU geosciences professor is embarking on a study that's focused on determining water pollution based on the presence of two hard-shelled, hardy microorganisms. She's found the organisms in Florida rivers that are used regularly by people in the area, and now, she's launching a similar study in Virginia.

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Climate, Coral, Fisheries, Marine, Conservation

Help for Climate-Stressed Corals

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Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the world's coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change according to a study by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups.

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Ocean Chemistry, Acidification, Shellfish Declines, Mollusks, Seafood

Rising Acidity Levels Could Trigger Shellfish Revenue Declines, Job Losses

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Changes in ocean chemistry "” a consequence of increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human industrial activity "” could cause U.S. shellfish revenues to drop significantly in the next 50 years, according to a new study by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

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Global, Climate, Change

Arizona Prof Among Authors of New U.S. Global Climate Change Report

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"This report is a very thorough, sobering synthesis of what we now know about the impacts of climate change on all of us," says Nancy Grimm, a professor at Arizona State University, one of the authors on the new federal study assessing the current and anticipated domestic impacts of climate change.

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Energy, Environment, Climate, Congress

Federal Report Outlines a State of Emergency that Demands Immediate and Decisive Action

"Like Paul Revere, this report is shouting that the enemy is at our doorstep," said National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger of the U.S. Global Change Research Program report.

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Global Warming, Texas Tech, White House, Great Plains, Greenhouse Gas

Climate Change Impacts Where Americans Live and Work

New assessment of national, regional impacts shows challenges ahead for Great Plains.

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Climate, Record, Ocean, Bottom, Sediment, core

Sediment Yields Climate Record for Past Half-Million Years

Researchers have used sediment from the deep ocean bottom to reconstruct a record of ancient climate that dates back more than the last half-million years. The record, trapped within the top 20 meters of a 400-meter sediment core drilled in 2005 in the North Atlantic Ocean by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, gives new information about the four glacial cycles that occurred during that period.

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University, Delaware, Fashion, Apparel, Sustainability, Industry, Business, International, Social, Responsibility, Dickson, CAO

Environmental Sustainability in Apparel Industry Focus of June 19 FIBERcast

What does it mean for a clothing or footwear company to be environmentally sustainable? What specific policies can apparel retailers and brands implement, and how does pursuing environmental sustainability impact a company's bottom line? These and other questions will be explored during the University of Delaware's next FIBERcast, set for Friday, June 19, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Register now at this Web site (http://www.ocm.udel.edu/fmi/xsl/fiber/preregister.xsl) for the live, audio program.

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Heat Waves, Mapping, Environment

Study Maps Potential Vulnerability to Heat Waves

A research article published on June 11 ahead of print in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) describes an approach to identify which U.S. populations within specific geographic regions are likely to be most susceptible to adverse effects of heat, as well as which areas are most in need of intervention.







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