Neonicotinoid insecticides are widespread in surface waters across the agriculturally intensive Midwestern United States. We report for the first time the presence of three neonicotinoids in finished drinking water and demonstrate their general persistence during conventional water treatment. Periodic tap water grab samples were collected at the University of Iowa over 7 weeks in 2016 (May–July) after maize/soy planting. Clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam were ubiquitously detected in finished water samples at concentrations ranging from 0.24 to 57.3 ng/L.

Hydraulic fracturing frequently occurs on agricultural land. Yet the extent of sorption, transformation, and interactions among the numerous organic frac fluid and oil and gas wastewater constituents upon environmental release is hardly known. Thus, this study aims to advance our current understanding of processes that control the environmental fate and toxicity of commonly used hydraulic fracturing chemicals.

The northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is defined as an indicator species of plastic pollution by the Oslo-Paris Convention for the North-East Atlantic, but few data exist for fulmars from Norway. Moreover, the relationship between uptake of plastic and pollutants in seabirds is poorly understood.

This analytical investigation focuses on the quantification of odorant molecules in the headspace of latrines. Hydrogen sulfide and methyl mercaptan were derivatized under a more stable N-ethyl maleimide conjugate. Since the amount of odorant molecules is very low in the gas phase, we developed a method that had two steps of concentration.

Street-level concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) exceed public health standards in many cities, causing increased mortality and morbidity. Concentrations can be reduced by controlling emissions, increasing dispersion, or increasing deposition rates, but little attention has been paid to the latter as a pollution control method. Both NO2 and PM are deposited onto surfaces at rates that vary according to the nature of the surface; deposition rates to vegetation are much higher than those to hard, built surfaces.

Until the 1940s, the irrigation and drinking water needs of India were met by rivers, ponds, lakes, dugwells, and rainwater sources. However, in the middle of the 20th century India continually faced two daunting challenges: providing food for an ever-growing population and decreasing the burden of highly prevalent water-borne diseases, including cholera, dysentery, and typhoid.

In the current recycling system of end-of-life (EoL) appliances, which is based on shredding, alloying elements tend to end up in the scrap of base metals. The uncontrolled mixing of alloying elements contaminates secondary metals and calls for dilution with primary metals.

Stream restoration needs to consider the hyporheic zone just as much as the surface and benthic regions.

Arsenic (As) exposure from consumption of rice can be
substantial, particularly for the population on a subsistence
rice diet in South Asia. Paddy rice has a much enhanced As
accumulation compared with other cereal crops, and practical
measures are urgently needed to decrease As transfer from

A growing number of advocates have argued that leasing is a