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  1. Due to the widespread use and durability of synthetic polymers, plastic debris occurs in the environment worldwide. In the present work, information on sources and fate of microplastic particles in the aquatic...

    Authors: Karen Duis and Anja Coors

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:2

    Content type: Review

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  2. Bioaccumulation plays a vital role in understanding the fate of a substance in the environment and is key to the regulation of chemicals in several jurisdictions. The current assessment approaches commonly use...

    Authors: Gabriele Treu, Wiebke Drost, Ulrich Jöhncke, Caren Rauert and Christian Schlechtriem

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:34

    Content type: Review

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  3. In the past few years, the use of social media has gradually become an important part of our daily lives. While some might see this as a threat to our productivity or as a source of procrastination, social med...

    Authors: Sarah R. Bowman, Geert Biermans, Andrea Hicks, Dragan M. Jevtić, Jose Luis Rodriguez-Gil and Erica K. Brockmeier

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:32

    Content type: Discussion

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  4. The published Commentary by Hoppe et al. (Environ Sci Eur 27–28, 2015) makes a number of strong criticisms of Pilling et al. (PLoS One 8:e77193, 2013), which this authors’ response will show are either wrong, ina...

    Authors: Peter Campbell, Mike Coulson, Natalie Ruddle, Ingo Tornier and Ed Pilling

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:31

    Content type: Commentary

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  5. Our assessment of the multi-year overwintering study by Pilling et al. (2013) revealed a number of major deficiencies regarding the study design, the protocol and the evaluation of results. Colonies were expos...

    Authors: Peter Paul Hoppe, Anton Safer, Vanessa Amaral-Rogers, Jean-Marc Bonmatin, Dave Goulson, Randolph Menzel and Boris Baer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. In the Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms (GMO) into the environment, a monitoring of potential risks is prescribed after their deliberate release or placing on th...

    Authors: Andreas Toschki, Stephan Jänsch, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Jörg Römbke and Wiebke Züghart

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:26

    Content type: Research

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  7. The EU member countries are currently implementing the Water Framework Directive to promote better water quality and overview of their waters. The directive recommends the usage of bioavailability tools, such ...

    Authors: S. Hoppe, M. Sundbom, H. Borg and M. Breitholtz

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:25

    Content type: Research

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  8. Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are marketed as a substance or mixtures and are additionally used due to their active agent properties in products such as pesticides or biocides, for which specific regulations...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Monika Herrchen, Karsten Schlich, Kathrin Schwirn and Doris Völker

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:24

    Content type: Research

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  9. A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, launched the ‘A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning’ in Europe in 2005 to promote sustainability in the cleaning and ...

    Authors: Laura Golsteijn, Rimousky Menkveld, Henry King, Christine Schneider, Diederik Schowanek and Sascha Nissen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:23

    Content type: Research

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  10. Endocrine effects in the aquatic environment are in the focus of scientists and media along with debates on the necessity of further steps in wastewater treatment. In the present study VTG responses were compa...

    Authors: Anja Henneberg and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:22

    Content type: Research

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  11. Peroxy sulfonated oleic acids (PSOA) is a novel surfactant peracid. The commercial applications of PSOA result in the chemical primarily being disposed of via industrial waste water effluent. Given this manner...

    Authors: Stephan Solloch, Nathan Pechacek, Bridget Peterson, Magdalena Osorio and Jeffrey Caudill

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:21

    Content type: Research

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  12. A paper reporting findings relevant to safety of the genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and the herbicide Roundup (Séralini et al., Food Chem Toxicol. 50:4221–4231, 2012) was retracted against the wishes of...

    Authors: John Fagan, Terje Traavik and Thomas Bøhn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:19

    Content type: Review

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  13. Thanking PD Dr. Wolfgang Ahlf on the occasion of his retirement for his outstanding experimental and conceptual merits in the field of sediment ecotoxicology and his personal 65th anniversary this article will...

    Authors: Carolin Floeter, Ulrich Förstner, Monika Hammers-Wirtz, Fred Heimbach, Susanne Heise, Sebastian Hoess, Henner Hollert, Udo Noack, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Andreas Schäffer and Thomas-Benjamin Seiler

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:18

    Content type: Editorial

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  14. The present study has highlighted the effects of seasonal variation and socio-economic status on generation and composition of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Shalimar Town (ST). The total amount of MSW generat...

    Authors: Ali Kamran, Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry and Syeda Adila Batool

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:16

    Content type: Research

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  15. Authors: Sabine Schäfer, Georgia Buchmeier, Evelyn Claus, Lars Duester, Peter Heininger, Andrea Körner, Philipp Mayer, Albrecht Paschke, Caren Rauert, Georg Reifferscheid, Heinz Rüdel, Christian Schlechtriem, Dieter Schudoma, Christa Schröter-Kermani, Foppe Smedes, Dieter Steffen…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:14

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:5

  16. This paper reviews the many criticisms of the publication by Seralini et al (2012) which has led to so much controversy, was retracted and then republished in this journal. Seralini et al found that a GM maize...

    Authors: Ulrich E. Loening

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:13

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. Cotton with coevolving pests has been grown in India more than 5000 years. Hybrid cotton was introduced in the 1970s with increases in fertilizer and in insecticide use against pink bollworm that caused outbre...

    Authors: Andrew Paul Gutierrez, Luigi Ponti, Hans R Herren, Johann Baumgärtner and Peter E Kenmore

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:12

    Content type: Research

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  18. Though there exists a general notion on how maize yields might develop throughout Europe during the current century, modeling approaches on a regional level that account for small-scale variations are not yet ...

    Authors: Jan F Degener and Martin Kappas

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:10

    Content type: Research

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  19. Bioassays play a central role in effect-directed analysis (EDA), and their selection and application have to consider rather specific aspects of this approach. Meanwhile, bioassays with zebrafish, an establish...

    Authors: Carolina Di Paolo, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Steffen Keiter, Meng Hu, Melis Muz, Werner Brack and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:8

    Content type: Review

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  20. The Water Framework Directive (WFD), 2000/60/EC, requires an integrated approach to the monitoring and assessment of the quality of surface water bodies. The chemical status assessment is based on compliance w...

    Authors: Ann-Sofie Wernersson, Mario Carere, Chiara Maggi, Petr Tusil, Premysl Soldan, Alice James, Wilfried Sanchez, Valeria Dulio, Katja Broeg, Georg Reifferscheid, Sebastian Buchinger, Hannie Maas, Esther Van Der Grinten, Simon O’Toole, Antonella Ausili, Loredana Manfra…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:7

    Content type: Research

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  21. Bioaccumulation, the accumulation of a chemical in an organism relative to its level in the ambient medium, is of major environmental concern. Thus, monitoring chemical concentrations in biota are widely and i...

    Authors: Sabine Schäfer, Georgia Buchmeier, Evelyn Claus, Lars Duester, Peter Heininger, Andrea Körner, Philipp Mayer, Albrecht Paschke, Caren Rauert, Georg Reifferscheid, Heinz Rüdel, Christian Schlechtriem, Christa Schröter-Kermani, Dieter Schudoma, Foppe Smedes, Dieter Steffen…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:5

    Content type: Discussion

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:14

  22. A broad community of independent scientific researchers and scholars challenges recent claims of a consensus over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the following joint statement, the clai...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Rosa Binimelis, Nicolas Defarge, Ricarda Steinbrecher, András Székács, Fern Wickson, Michael Antoniou, Philip L Bereano, Ethel Ann Clark, Michael Hansen, Eva Novotny, Jack Heinemann, Hartmut Meyer, Vandana Shiva and Brian Wynne

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:4

    Content type: Discussion

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  23. The stabilization of fine sediments via biofilms (‘biostabilization’) has various economic and ecological implications but is presently unaddressed within lotic waters. To investigate natural biofilm growth an...

    Authors: Holger Schmidt, Moritz Thom, Kerstin Matthies, Sebastian Behrens, Ursula Obst, Silke Wieprecht and Sabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:2

    Content type: Research

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  24. Microinjection was tested as a potentially powerful tool to introduce natural and anthropogenic pollutants directly into fish eggs to determine their toxicological impact on fish. With this technique, parental...

    Authors: Sophia Schubert, Nadia Keddig, Reinhold Hanel and Ulrike Kammann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:32

    Content type: Research

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  25. Pesticide use is well known to be detrimental for maintaining biodiversity in the agricultural landscape. Amphibians are especially affected by these agrochemicals. In particular, these animals’ high sensitivi...

    Authors: Stefan Lötters, Katharina J Filz, Norman Wagner, Benedikt R Schmidt, Christoph Emmerling and Michael Veith

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:31

    Content type: Discussion

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  26. A combination of 20th century warfare alongside the storage of and frequent testing of munitions by various national armed forces has contributed to a legacy of unexploded ordnance, munitions, and explosives o...

    Authors: Igor Linkov, Benjamin D Trump, Renae Ditmer and Megan Hazle

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:30

    Content type: Discussion

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  27. A number of chemicals, including several organochlorine pesticides, have been identified as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Here, the properties of chlorpyrifos (CPY; CAS No. 2921-88-2) and its active me...

    Authors: John P Giesy, Keith R Solomon, Don Mackay and Julie Anderson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:29

    Content type: Discussion

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  28. Populations of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) are declining rapidly and are now considered below safe biological limits. High pollution levels are one of the possible reasons for this decline. Contaminant l...

    Authors: Barbara Guhl, Franz-Josef Stürenberg and Gerhard Santora

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:26

    Content type: Research

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  29. Information on pollen dispersal is essential for the risk assessment and management of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) such as Bt maize. We analyzed data on maize pollen deposition at 216 sites in German...

    Authors: Frieder Hofmann, Mathias Otto and Werner Wosniok

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:24

    Content type: Research

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  30. The aim of this investigation was to inquire whether the spatial patterns and temporal trends of heavy metal concentrations in moss and soil specimen monitored in two spatial dense networks covering Norway are...

    Authors: Michaela Meyer, Roland Pesch, Winfried Schröder, Eiliv Steinnes and Hilde Thelle Uggerud

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:27

    Content type: Research

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  31. Laboratory leaching tests on treated wood were performed during a European robustness study in the framework of the validation of a tank leaching test procedure that has been proposed for construction products...

    Authors: Ute Schoknecht, Ute Kalbe, André van Zomeren and Ole Hjelmar

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:25

    Content type: Research

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  32. The procedure described in The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) test guideline (TG) 216 is used to assess the effects of chemicals on microbial nitrogen transformation in soil, and...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke and Karsten Schlich

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:28

    Content type: Research

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  33. Assessing the impact of new technologies or newly developed substances on our environment is a challenge, even more so if the applied test methods - both toxicological and analytical - are often found to be in...

    Authors: Dana Kühnel, Clarissa Marquardt, Katja Nau, Harald F Krug, Björn Mathes and Christoph Steinbach

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:21

    Content type: Research

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  34. This Editorial introduces a series of papers on ‘Progress in ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry and ecology’ and was initiated in the context of the Joint SETAC GLB/GDCh Annual Meeting 2013 at the Universi...

    Authors: Bernd Sures, Nadine Ruchter, Sonja Zimmermann, Michael Eisinger and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:23

    Content type: Editorial

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  35. Many dyes can be considered emerging contaminants. The most widely used dyes belong to the class of azo compounds, some of which are known to have toxic and genotoxic properties. They are used in great quantit...

    Authors: Alyson Rogério Ribeiro and Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:22

    Content type: Research

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  36. Lower Saxony (Germany) has the highest installed electric capacity from biogas in Germany. Most of this electricity is generated with maize. Reasons for this are the high yields and the economic incentive. In ...

    Authors: Roland Bauböck, Marianne Karpenstein-Machan and Martin Kappas

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:19

    Content type: Research

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