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Posted May 29, 2020 by Matt Dodd
Orchard

The use of compost, fertilizers, herbicides and other soil amendments along with anthropogenic inputs such as paints, automobile exhaust and tire wear, metal fabrication and recycling industries can potentially introduce metals into urban soils including gardens. Gardeners can be exposed to these metal contaminants through incidentally ingesting soils adhering to hands and produce or consuming produce which accumulate the metals.

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Posted May 21, 2020 by Sakshi Khatri
Sea Urchin

As a laboratory biologist performing environmental toxicology testing and research, my work focuses on the connection between water chemistry and the environmental effects of contaminants. I help investigate the toxicity of wastewater from several sewage treatment plants and effluents from various pulp and paper mills, and metal mines.

Posted May 15, 2020 by Rudra Shrestha
Vegetation Coverage

Vegetation has an important role to play in order to regulate our climate system through land-atmosphere exchange of water, energy and carbon fluxes. Scientists are putting their efforts to improve our understanding the impacts of vegetation on climate and vice versa through cutting-edge modelling, satellite- and ground-based observations. However, modelling the complex physical processes between land and atmosphere is challenging.

Posted May 7, 2020 by Rick Kool

Look at the map of where in April 2020, people in the USA had not stopped travelling at the same time that there have been widespread warnings about COVID-19.

Posted April 27, 2020 by Hilary Leighton

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