The math of earthquakes


A computational science doctoral student has successfully tied a new mathematical modeling process to the study of earthquakes.

Pharmaceuticals in streams may come from multiple sources

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Pharmaceuticals in surface water such as lakes and streams are a growing concern. They can cause developmental and other health issues in aquatic life. Scientists have largely considered treated wastewater that’s released into the environment as the main source. Now researchers reveal other possible sources.

Bacterial research may lead to less polluted waters

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Phosphorus is a crucial nutrient regularly applied to crops such as corn and soybeans to help them grow efficiently. However, excess phosphorus can be carried by rainwater runoff into lakes and streams, creating potential problems for aquatic environments and the ecosystem services they provide to humans.