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Lesser known facts about air pollution in Los Angeles: LA Toxic Tour Blog #2

1 Comment 22 February 2011

Lesser known facts about air pollution in Los Angeles: LA Toxic Tour Blog #2

By Sara Harris, Hear in the City/Newsdesk.org Fund this story on Spot.Us | $1,369.67 of $4,000.00 raised (2.22.11) The Coalition for Clean Air houses a wealth of information about quality in California. Here are some surprising assertions I...

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Filed Under: Featured, LA Toxic Tour: Air Check, The Sciences, The Toxic Tour

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Office bullies target the educated: Report

5 Comments 19 October 2010

Office bullies target the educated: Report

Bullies aren’t just kids in the playground anymore -- they are also adults in the workplace, or lurking online. As anti-bullying advocates try to push through new legislation at the state level, several new studies have found that bullying...

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Filed Under: Featured, News You Might Have Missed, The Sciences

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Brazilian biologist wants to save the world, one critter at a time

1 Comment 16 September 2010

Brazilian biologist wants to save the world, one critter at a time

(Editor's Note: This story was originally published March 23, 2010) Animals seized from Brazilian jungles by wildlife traffickers, then confiscated by well-meaning officials and animal rights activists, frequently face even more problems than...

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Scientists unmask ‘Ghost Mountains’ of Antarctica at last

3 Comments 15 September 2010

Scientists unmask ‘Ghost Mountains’ of Antarctica at last

(Editor's Note: This story was originally published June 10, 2010) And we thought we knew Earth's mountains. Nope. Scientists at the International Polar Year conference in Norway this week revealed startling new images of the Gamburtsev...

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Lupus Linked to Petroleum Exposure

5 Comments 23 May 2007

Scientists in Boston and New Mexico have shown that exposure to petroleum is linked to the deadly auto-immune disease lupus. The illness is already known to have genetic origins -- African- American women are nine times more likely to get it. But...

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The Disappearing Honeybee

7 Comments 19 April 2007

A widespread honeybee die-off, known as "colony collapse disorder," has seen bees disappear from hundreds of thousands of hives around the world this winter. Experts are scrambling to explain why bees are fleeing their hives en masse and dying...

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Plastics & Your Health

2 Comments 20 June 2005

By Martin Leatherman & Newsdesk.org staff New studies of chemicals used in plastics reveal potential health problems, including miscarriages and abnormal fetus development. But regulation remains a tricky prospect. Legislators in California are...

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Filed Under: The Sciences

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The Glaciers Melt

Leave a Comment 29 April 2005

Martin Leatherman, Newsdesk.org The melting of the world's glaciers is bringing new attention to the threat of global climate change. One recent study published in the journal Science found that 87 percent of the 244 marine glaciers on the...

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Genetically Engineered Food: Safety Research

Comments Off 15 April 2005

Read the main article. Although the FDA does not conduct safety testing on genetically engineered foods, research is ongoing throughout the world, and not always free of controversy. The following is a brief overview: --Food-safety researcher Dr....

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FOCUS: Overfishing — Local to Global

1 Comment 08 April 2005

Jodi Wynn & Newsdesk.org staff According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, overfishing is leading to a humanitarian and ecological crisis. The report finds that over 70 percent of fish species are being caught at a rate...

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