Category: Environment

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Study links prenatal phthalate exposure to altered information processing in infants

by Diana Yates,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals widely used in packaging and consumer products, is known to interfere…

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Sea level rise is killing trees along the Atlantic coast, creating ‘ghost forests’ that are visible from space

Emily Ury, Duke University Trekking out to my research sites near North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, I slog through knee-deep water on a…

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Posted in Beekeeping Environment

Why Do Bees Just Keep Staring at Flowers After Feeding on Them?

They are not having a long romantic goodbye. By  Loukia Papadopoulos Apr 04, 2021     In this latest edition of the Scishow, the YouTubers discuss a funny and…

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Despite Declining U.S. Pesticide Use, Toxicity to Bees Doubled in a Decade: Study

The findings, said the study’s lead researcher, “call for action to reduce the pesticide toxicity applied in agriculture worldwide.” byAndrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, April…

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Algae blooms can release neurotoxins into the air

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer A dangerous type of toxin is being emitted from pond scum, according to a study published by Taylor and Francis. For…

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Is Deadly Nightshade Really Deadly? Misnomers of the Botanical World

By Evan Levy Earth.com staff writer Some plants have rightly earned their larger-than-life reputations. As one of the longest-used recreational drugs, murdering toxins, and beneficial medicines,…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Science

Narwhal tusks tell a troubling tale

Narwhal diets are changing as the Arctic warms. MATT SIMON, WIRED.COM –  4/4/2021, 7:38 AM Researchers have long debated what the 10-foot-long tooth that erupts from a…

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The US just set ambitious offshore wind power targets – what will it take to meet them?

Erin Baker, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Matthew Lackner, University of Massachusetts Amherst The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind…

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Climate change has slashed global food productivity by more than 20% in the past 60 years, study reveals

Farmers are growing a fifth less food than if the weather were the same as in 1961 In warmer areas like Latin America and Africa,…

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Mysterious brain infection makes bears act ‘like friendly dogs’

By Harry Baker – Staff Writer 14 hours ago Infected bears are less scared of people and are struggling to survive on their own. A mysterious neurological disease in…

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