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Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Miri Becker, Chris Cerruti, Kory Girouard, Brendan Watson Jan 2012

Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Miri Becker, Chris Cerruti, Kory Girouard, Brendan Watson

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Inside the North Pacific Ocean lies the biggest amount of trash in the world and it’s only getting worse due to human interference. The United States government has legislation and precedent in place to protect the oceans from human interference. However, there is not much awareness in the general public of the impact of human waste. If left untouched, more animals will be threatened by extinction because of the amount of waste. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has authority on clean up regarding national waters. Unfortunately, a lack of research prevents any mitigation efforts and a lack of ...


Bioremediation As A Solution To Road Runoff Pollution, Lewis Dubois, Edward Jarvis, Ben Root Jan 2012

Bioremediation As A Solution To Road Runoff Pollution, Lewis Dubois, Edward Jarvis, Ben Root

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Pollutants draining from the road in the form of road runoff are proceeding, untreated, into the soil and nearby bodies of water, like under-ground aquifers. The form of pollutant least filtered through natural means are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These PAHs can have detrimental effect on the ecosystems surrounding the contaminated water bodies. Bioremediation of PAHs is the ideal procedure to solve this issue.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2012)