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Title: Extreme Bugs Found in Slag Dump
Url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3250199.stm
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Description: This news article reports that scientists recently discovered microbial communities thriving in the slag dumps of the Lake Calumet region of southeast Chicago where the water can reach a pH of 12.8. It describes how slag contributes to elevated pH levels and introduces other alkaline habitats. The article concludes by using the Chicago slag dumps as evidence that life could possibly exist on other planets and moons.
LC Classification: Science -- Microbiology -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Extreme environments (General)
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Oceanography
Key Concept: Ecology -- Bacteria
Oceanography -- Alkalinity
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Overviews
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Format: html
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Language: English
Rights: BBC
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-02-25 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-02-23 11:23:40 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 80
Resource URL Clicks: 9
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