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Researchers Fingerprint Erosion

Canadian researchers have developed a method to “fingerprint” sediment to its origin using color. Soil scientist David Lobb and his colleagues from the University of Manitoba as well as researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia use a technique called color fingerprinting. The color of a particular sediment is key to identifying the specific […]

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City of Santa Barbara, Calif., and University of California Release Source Tracking Guidance

Using microbial markers and other methods, source tracking can help identify sources of fecal pollution in stormwater and receiving waterbodies. Knowing the source of fecal pollution is an important first step to finding effective ways of eliminating it. The City of Santa Barbara, Calif., and the University of California–Santa Barbara recently released a guidance document […]

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