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Biogeochemical aspects of uranium mineralization, mining, milling, and remediation: Applied Geochemistry

Females exceed males in mercury concentrations of burbot Lota lota: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Organic and inorganic composition and microbiology of produced waters from Pennsylvania shale gas wells: Applied Geochemistry

Integrated assessment of wastewater treatment plant effluent estrogenicity in the upper Murray River, Australia, using the native Murray rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis): Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Genes indicative of zoonotic and swine pathogens are persistent in stream water and sediment following a swine manure spill: Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Erratum--Using chromate to investigate the Impact of natural organics on the surface reactivity of nanoparticulate magnetite (environmental science technology (2015) 49 (2156-2162) doi--10.1021/es504831d): Environmental Science and Technology

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The GeoHealth Newsletter
Volume 12, No. 2, 2015

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

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Diagram of the nitrogen cycle shows were antibiotics could impact denitrifying bacteria.
This diagram of the nitrogen cycle shows were in the cycle antibiotics could impact the ability of denitrifying bacteria to process nitrates and nitrites in groundwater. The diagram is a modified version of figure 9 from USGS SIR 2004-5144, page 16 -- from the Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Investigation

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