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Salmonella Bacteria Thrives in Untreated Surface Water

Article: Salmonella Bacteria Thrives in Untreated Surface Water

ATHENS, Georgia, February 27, 2009 (ENS) – Health agencies investigating salmonella illnesses in Georgia should consider untreated surface water as a possible source of contamination, a new University of Georgia study indicates. Over the course of a year, researchers tested rivers and streams in a region of south Georgia known for its high rate of…

Biochar Offered as Climate Change Reduction Tool

Article: Biochar Offered as Climate Change Reduction Tool

ATHENS, Georgia, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – Former inhabitants of the Amazon Basin enriched their fields with charcoal and transformed some of the Earth’s most infertile soils into some of the most productive. They disappeared 500 years ago, but their soil is still rich in organic matter and nutrients. Now, scientists, environmental groups and policymakers…