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November 27, 2013
Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs — and offers solution

Contact: Rebecca Vega-Thurber [email protected] 541-737-1851 Oregon State University PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 26-Nov-2013   CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the largest and longest experiments ever done to test the impact of nutrient loading on coral reefs today confirmed what scientists have long suspected – that this type of pollution from sewage, agricultural practices or other sources […]

November 14, 2012
Tracking Post-Sandy Sewage

ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2012) — With millions of gallons of raw sewage dumping into New Jersey waterways following Hurricane Sandy, University of Delaware scientists are using satellites to help predict the sludge’s track into the ocean. “Technically, you can’t identify raw sewage from a satellite, but you can find river discharge that you suspect has […]

October 1, 2012
Scientists link nutrient pollution to coral bleaching

27 September 2012, by Tom Marshall Too many nutrients can put corals at risk, a new study shows. Excessive nitrogen in the water affects their ability to cope with rising water temperatures and other environmental pressures, making them vulnerable to harmful bleaching. That is, an excessive supply of nutrients can paradoxically lead to nutrient starvation. […]