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  1. Content type: Research

    The Neckar River (Southern Germany) represents an aquatic system strongly affected by numerous anthropogenic activities. Thus, it is an excellent model for ecotoxicological investigations. The present study ai...

    Authors: Krisztina Vincze, Katharina Graf, Volker Scheil, Heinz-R Köhler and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:3

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    With a growing production and use of agricultural substrates in biogas facilities, the competition between food and energy production, environmental issues, and sustainability goals has seen an increase in the...

    Authors: Roland Bauböck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:1

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  3. Content type: Review

    About 20 years after the market introduction of the first GM plants, we review whether or not uncontrolled spread occurred. We summarise cases documented in the scientific literature and derive conclusions for...

    Authors: Andreas Bauer-Panskus, Broder Breckling, Sylvia Hamberger and Christoph Then

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:34

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  4. Content type: Review

    A 2-year rat feeding study with genetically modified NK603 maize sparked an international scientific and public debate as well as policy responses by the European Commission. The European Food Safety Authority...

    Authors: Hartmut Meyer and Angelika Hilbeck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:33

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    Phytostabilization has been advocated as a promising approach to reduce mine tailings' adverse effects to surrounding environment. With many years of efforts in both laboratory and field trials, organic amendm...

    Authors: Xiaofang Li, Fang You, Longbin Huang, Ekaterina Strounina and Mansour Edraki

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:32

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  6. Content type: Research

    The aerobic biodegradation potential of benzotriazole (BTri), 4-, and 5-tolyltriazole (4-TTri, 5-TTri) by activated sludge communities (ASC), taken from three wastewater treatment plants (WWTP): a membrane bio...

    Authors: Bastian Herzog, Bettina Huber, Hilde Lemmer, Harald Horn and Elisabeth Müller

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:31

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    Most personal care products (PCPs) contain hazardous ingredients, but current legislation in the European Union (EU) and South Africa (SA) does not require these to be labelled as hazardous products. Instead, ...

    Authors: Ursula Klaschka and Hanna-Andrea Rother

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:30

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  8. Content type: Research

    Pharmaceuticals, like antiepileptic drugs, are found regularly in surface waters, and consequently, advanced waste water treatment technologies are discussed for substance elimination. Because antiepileptic dr...

    Authors: Christoph Hartwig, Elke Muth-Köhne and Rolf-Alexander Düring

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:29

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  9. Content type: Editorial

    Otto Hutzinger passed away on September 22, 2012 in Bad Ischl, Austria. He was a scientific pioneer in the field of environmental chemistry and a great architect of the institutions that continue to serve and ...

    Authors: Michael McLachlan, Karl-Werner Schramm, Dieter Lenoir, Kristina Voigt and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:28

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  10. Content type: Discussion

    This article introduces ‘Tox-Box’, a joint research project designed to develop a holistic approach towards a harmonized testing strategy for exposure- and hazard-based risk management of anthropogenic trace s...

    Authors: Tamara Grummt, Jochen Kuckelkorn, Arnold Bahlmann, Christa Baumstark-Khan, Werner Brack, Thomas Braunbeck, Sebastian Feles, Stefan Gartiser, Hansruedi Glatt, Rita Heinze, Christine E Hellweg, Henner Hollert, Ralf Junek, Martina Knauer, Birgit Kneib-Kissinger, Meike Kramer…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:27

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  11. Content type: Research

    Atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition into terrestrial ecosystems is frequently considered as a threat to phyto-diversity. In previous investigations, the atmospheric N inputs enriched in mosses were recorded in...

    Authors: Michaela Kluge, Roland Pesch, Winfried Schröder and Andreas Hoffmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:26

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  12. Content type: Research

    ‘There is a high level of scientific uncertainty in nanoparticle research’ is often stated in the scientific literature, e.g., concerning the environmental fate of nanoparticles. Knowing more about these uncer...

    Authors: Ilona Heidmann and Jutta Milde

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:25

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  13. Content type: Research

    Coexistence measures such as isolation distances aim at minimizing conflicts between genetically modified (GM) and non-GM agricultural systems. Depending on landscape structure such as field sizes, field distr...

    Authors: Ulrich Stachow, Claudia Bethwell, Angelika Wurbs and Frieder Graef

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:24

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    Surfactants are widely used across the globe both in industrial and consumer products; their biodegradation characteristics are therefore of high importance. Upon entering a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), ...

    Authors: Charles Eadsforth, Tom Austin, Alain Bouvy, Giorgio Cassani, Juanantonio DeFerrer, Claus-Dierk Hager, Diederik Schowanek, Klaus Taeger and Andreas Willing

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:23

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  15. Content type: Research

    Energy policies from local to global scale are increasingly questioned in terms of sustainability. Evidence- and science-based decision making in this field needs a robust and transparent integrated assessment...

    Authors: Valentina Castellani, Andrea Piazzalunga and Serenella Sala

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:22

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  16. Content type: Review

    In urban areas, water often flows along a partially closed water cycle in which treated municipal wastewater is discharged into surface waters which are one source of raw waters used for drinking water supply....

    Authors: Martin Jekel, Aki Sebastian Ruhl, Felix Meinel, Frederik Zietzschmann, Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, Nina Baur, Melanie Wenzel, Regina Gnirß, Alexander Sperlich, Uwe Dünnbier, Uta Böckelmann, Daniel Hummelt, Patricia van Baar, Florian Wode, Dietmar Petersohn, Tamara Grummt…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:20

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  17. Content type: Discussion

    The initial training network consortium novel tools in effect-directed analysis to support the identification and monitoring of emerging toxicants on a European scale (EDA-EMERGE) was formed in response to the...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Selvan Govender, Tobias Schulze, Martin Krauss, Meng Hu, Melis Muz, Juliane Hollender, Kristin Schirmer, Jennifer Schollee, Anita Hidasi, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Zuzana Rabova, Selim Ait-Aissa, Manoj Sonavane, Mario Carere, Marja Lamoree…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:18

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  18. Content type: Research

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in many fields of application and consumer products due to their antibacterial properties. The aim of this study was to prepare a hazard assessment for one specific...

    Authors: Karsten Schlich, Thorsten Klawonn, Konstantin Terytze and Kerstin Hund-Rinke

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:17

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    This article reports on the 3rd Young Environmental Scientists Meeting that was hosted from 11 to 13 February 2013 by the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. T...

    Authors: Jochen P Zubrod, Dragan M Jevtić, Aupaki Michael Melato, Dominic Englert, Mirco Weil, Erica K Brockmeier, Tilman Floehr, Varja Knežević, Annika Agatz and Markus Brinkmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:16

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  20. Content type: Discussion

    On the way to a more sustainable society, transport needs to be urgently optimized regarding energy consumption and pollution control. While in earlier decades, Europe followed automobile technology leaps init...

    Authors: Michel Cames and Eckard Helmers

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:15

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  21. Content type: Review

    The project RISKCYCLE (“Risk-based management of chemicals and products in a circular economy at a global scale”) was funded by the European Union Framework Program 7 (“FP7”). It started in 2009 and its aims w...

    Authors: Veit Grundmann, Bernd Bilitewski, Antje Zehm, Rosa Mari Darbra and Damià Barceló

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:14

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  22. Content type: Discussion

    It has been hypothesised that farmers in countries that do not adopt GM crops do or will have fewer seed options. By extension, there is concern that the choices made by countries that have so far rejected GM ...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Tamara Lebrecht, Raphaela Vogel, Jack A Heinemann and Rosa Binimelis

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:12

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  23. Content type: Research

    The European chemicals legislation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) defines criteria to identify substances of very high concern (SVHC). Within these, the property c...

    Authors: Christiane Zarfl and Michael Matthies

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:11

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  24. Content type: Discussion

    A number of international and national programs classify substances that are persistent (P or very P), bioaccumulative (B or very B), toxic (T), or have the potential for long-range transport. The oldest of th...

    Authors: Keith Solomon, Michael Matthies and Marco Vighi

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:10

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  25. Content type: Research

    The intensive use of veterinary medicines in livestock farming can potentially lead to a contamination of manure and digestates by antibiotics. In 2009 the Northrhein-Westfalian Agency for Nature, Environment ...

    Authors: Christiane Ratsak, Barbara Guhl, Sebastian Zühlke and Thomas Delschen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:7

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  26. Content type: Research

    The EU Council and Parliament recently agreed on a new regulation that will implement a new EU-wide, harmonized system for the authorization for biocidal products. Such products are in most cases multi-compone...

    Authors: Thomas Backhaus, Rolf Altenburger, Michael Faust, Daniel Frein, Tobias Frische, Per Johansson, Anja Kehrer and Tobias Porsbring

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:4

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  27. Content type: Research

    Global waste recycling streams are accompanied by pollutant emission and concentration of hazardous substances within material cycles. For the latter, the term “risk cycle” is introduced. E.g. the illegal or s...

    Authors: Uwe Lahl and Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:3

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  28. Content type: Review

    The project focuses on the efficiency of combined technologies to reduce the release of micropollutants and bacteria into surface waters via sewage treatment plants of different size and via stormwater overflo...

    Authors: Rita Triebskorn, Klaus Amler, Ludek Blaha, Claudia Gallert, Sabrina Giebner, Hans Güde, Anja Henneberg, Stefanie Hess, Harald Hetzenauer, Klaus Jedele, Ralph-Michael Jung, Sven Kneipp, Heinz-R Köhler, Stefanie Krais, Bertram Kuch, Claudia Lange…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:2

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  29. Content type: Review

    This report provides a brief review of the 16th annual meeting ofthe German Language Branch of the Society of Environmental Toxicology andChemistry (SETAC GLB) held from September 18th to 20th 2011 at theUniversi...

    Authors: Carsten A Brühl, Ralf B Schäfer, Fabienne Mittmann, Peter Stahlschmidt, Eric Bruns, Marco Candolfi, Philipp Egeler, Henner Hollert, Dominic Kaiser, Silvia Mohr, Toni Ratte, Gabriele E Schaumann, Christian Schlechtriem, Frauke Stock, Marco Vervliet Scheebaum, Peter C von der Ohe…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:39

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  30. Content type: Research

    A decision tree has been developed for evaluating risks posed by combined exposures to multiple chemicals. The decision tree divides combined exposures of humans and ecological receptors into groups where one ...

    Authors: Paul Price, Xianglu Han, Marion Junghans, Petra Kunz, Chris Watts and Dean Leverett

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:34

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    On October 30, 2011 we lost Dr. Thomas Knacker, a much valued and loved colleague, research partner and friend. We deeply regret the loss of an internationally honoured ecotoxicologist. The colleagues and frie...

    Authors: Jörg Römbke, Anja Coors, Kathrin Fenner, John Jensen, Hans Løkke, Christoph Schäfers, Jürg Oliver Straub and Chris Metcalfe

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:33

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  32. Content type: Research

    In terrestrial ecotoxicological tests, the availability and ecotoxicity of solid nanomaterials may depend on the application technique. We compared five spiking procedures using solid uncoated TiO2 and Ag nanopar...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Karsten Schlich and Thorsten Klawonn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:30

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  33. Content type: Discussion

    The need to look beyond the conventional target pollutants when assessing the hazards of chemicals to human health and to ecosystems is now generally recognised as a priority issue in all environmental policy ...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Valeria Dulio and Jaroslav Slobodnik

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:29

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  34. Content type: Research

    The Rhine-Neckar region is one of the most urbanised areas along the Rhine River and the world's largest industrial site, BASF SE, is located here at Ludwigshafen am Rhein. When the water quality dropped to it...

    Authors: Sascha Pawlowski, Juergen Jatzek, Thomas Brauer, Katja Hempel and Roland Maisch

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:28

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