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Freshening up contaminated water

August 29, 2019

Nitrate is a troublesome groundwater contaminant that is mainly caused by fertilizer runoff on farmlands. Many wells in…
Nanofiber Filter Improves Rural Water Treatment

August 18, 2018

Small, rural communities often lack the resources to maintain adequate water treatment systems. Across the United States, 97…
Topsy-turvy currents key to removing nitrate from streams

March 19, 2018

New findings to be published in the journal Science add another to the list: the eradication of a pervasive fertilizer…
Wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrate pollution

February 8, 2018

A study by University of Minnesota researchers provides new insights to demonstrate that multiple wetlands or ‘wetland complexes’…
One-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air

January 5, 2018

Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates…
Hidden nitrate pollution beneath our feet threatens water supplies worldwide

November 15, 2017

In a paper published in Nature Communications, researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Lancaster University show…
Mechanism regulating growth in plants

July 31, 2017

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have uncovered the mechanism in plants that picks out…
Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in their Mouths

October 20, 2016

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers…
Moving fast to study nitrate in the Mississippi, algae in Mendota

November 5, 2015

The Mississippi River has long had its explorers. From de Soto to Marquette, Lewis and Clark to Clemens,…
U.S. Rivers Show Few Signs of Improvement from Historic Nitrate Increases

October 29, 2015

During 1945 to 1980, nitrate levels in large U.S. rivers increased up to fivefold in intensively managed agricultural…
Cybermussels are coming!

October 17, 2015

University of Iowa researchers are studying how to enlist the help of large numbers of freshwater mussels, which they…
Making a better nitrate test kit

August 13, 2015

The dull black plastic of the device on Joshua Pearce’s desk belies its usefulness. Pearce picks up the…
Hydrologists find Mississippi River network’s buffering system for nitrates is overwhelmed

May 12, 2014

The map shows the fractional amount of surface water that is likely to enter the hyporheic zone, where…
Nitrate Levels Continue to Increase in Mississippi River; Signs of Progress in the Illinois River

October 31, 2013

Although recent declines in nitrate in the Illinois River are promising, increasing nitrate levels at other sites throughout…
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