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Will intensive forest practices impact water quality?
In order to increase productivity, forest practices have become more intense in recent decades. Forest fertilization increased by 800% in the southeastern United States from 1990 to 1999, and the total acreage fertilized in the Southeast exceeds the forest area fertilized in the rest of the world. View News Article (2008-01-08)


Same-day water pollution test could keep beaches open more often
With warm summer days at the beach on the minds of millions of winter-weary people, scientists are reporting that use of a new water quality test this year could prevent unnecessary beach closures while better protecting the health of swimmers. View News Article (2013-04-04)


Saving Water without Hurting Peach Production
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping peach growers make the most of dwindling water supplies in California's San Joaquin Valley.  View News Article (2012-11-26)


Housing quality associated with children's burn injury risk
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds many children may be at heightened risk for fire and scald burns by virtue of living in substandard housing. View News Article (2012-11-13)


Stronger EPA leadership needed to improve water quality in Mississippi River
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must take a more aggressive leadership role in implementing the Clean Water Act if water quality in the Mississippi River and the northern Gulf of Mexico is to improve, says a new report from the National Research Council. View News Article (2007-10-17)


Even a Mile of Forest Makes a Difference in Water Quality
Results from a small-scale experiment in western North Carolina illustrate the importance of National Forest lands in ensuring high water quality in the Southern Appalachian region. View News Article (2006-01-31)


Earth: Fixing Pakistan's water woes
Pakistan is facing tremendous water issues. This summer's flooding has left millions of people without homes and without access to clean drinking water. View News Article (2010-09-27)


The first robot that mimics the water striders' jumping abilities
The first bio-inspired microrobot capable of not just walking on water like the water strider - but continuously jumping up and down like a real water strider - now is a reality. View News Article (2012-07-27)


Protecting drinking water systems from deliberate contamination
An international project has developed a response programme for rapidly restoring the use of drinking water networks following a deliberate contamination event. View News Article (2013-07-08)


Mapping the benefits of our ecosystems
We rely on our physical environment for many things - clean water, land for crops or pastures, storm water absorption, and recreation, among others. View News Article (2013-07-02)

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