Research on two dispersants used to break up spilled oil suggests that the chemicals can kill or harm a widely–found shrimp important to estuary habitats. The toxicity increases in less salty water.
Research on a surprising way rainfall affected the salinity of a boreal peatland might help restorers of such wetlands wrecked by tar sands mining maximize carbon absorption of reclaimed marshes.
Drought conditions dictate whether atmospherically deposited sulfate stays locked in a peatland or is mobilized to stimulate the bacterial methylation of mercury.
Researchers document how past sea levels changes affected invertebrate health in coastal environments.
Scientists used a noninvasive method to study the substructure of delicate groundwater-dependent ecosystems.
Synthesis and integration of information on coastal carbon cycling is needed to better constrain carbon budgets.