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Industrial pollution has contaminated even the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean

February 16, 2017


Filed under National

  Industrial pollution has reached even the most remote corners of Earth: the deepest part of the sea. Scientists have discovered “extraordinary levels” of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the Mariana and Kermadec trenches, two of the deepest ocean chasms on the planet. “Trenches ...

A smarter way to clean the air

A smarter way to clean the air

March 15, 2014


Filed under Outdoors

The Dallas Morning News (MCT) Few things more annoying to a driver than smelling a putrid smoke cloud coming from the tailpipe of an old beatup car that you just know is spewing all kinds of foul emissions into the air. Thankfully, each year there are fewer and fewer of these smog makers sti...

Senators: Keystone Pipeline Needs Review For Health Impacts

February 27, 2014


Filed under National

McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Saying the health impact of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline hasn’t been properly explored, two Democratic senators on Wednesday called on the Obama administration and Secretary of State John Kerry to conduct a comprehensive study on the human h...

Studies show that Honey Bees can’t smell flowers amid pollution

Studies show that Honey Bees can’t smell flowers amid pollution

October 8, 2013


Filed under Outdoors

By Monte Morin Los Angeles Times (MCT) When it comes to zeroing in on nectar-rich flowers, worker honeybees rely heavily on their expert sense of smell. But new research suggests pollution from diesel exhaust may fool the honeybee’s “nose,” making their search for staple flowers all the m...

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