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MORE THAN SKIN DEEP Some chemicals in products ranging from cosmetics to plastics used in neonatal intensive care units can seep into a person’s body as readily through the skin as via breathing, new studies show.

DRILL AND SPILL  Accidental chemical spills at fracking sites in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale (one site shown above) may be the source of trace contaminations in nearby groundwater wells.  

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SUFFOCATING SEA  The Black Sea lost 36 percent of its oxygen from 1955 through 2013, new research finds. The sea’s oxygen-rich surface water insulates the atmosphere from toxic deep waters.

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