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The Geohealth Newsletter

Volume 10, No. 2, 2014

GeoHealth is the U.S. Geological Survey's Environmental Health Newsletter.

Research Projects
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Crosscutting Topics

Lacustrine responses to decreasing wet mercury deposition rates--Results from a case study in northern Minnesota: Environmental Science and Technology

Dissipation of contaminants of emerging concern in biosolids applied to nonirrigated Farmland in eastern Colorado: JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association

Bioassay of estrogenicity and chemical analyses of estrogens in streams across the United States associated with livestock operations: Water Research

Glyphosate and its degradation product AMPA occur frequently and widely in U.S. soils, surface water, groundwater, and precipitation: Journal of the American Water Resources Association

Contaminants in stream sediments from seven United States metropolitan areas--Part II-Sediment toxicity to the amphipod Hyalella azteca and the midge Chironomus dilutus: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Accumulation of pesticides in Pacific chorus frogs (Pseudacris regilla) from California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, USA: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Aerial view of surface oil contamination from the pipeline rupture at the Bemidji Crude Oil Spil Research Site, Minnesota (circa 1979). Much of the black area was caused by oil spraying from the rupture -- from the Bemidji Site

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