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Overuse of freshwater supplies poses risks.
Insufficient ventilation allows exhaled gas to build up indoors, diminishing decision-making abilities.
A scientist’s six-year backyard experiment strengthens the scenario for evolutionary changes due to industrial pollution.
Latest sampling suggests either that microbes have already devoured the most abundant hydrocarbon produced by the leak — or that researchers have simply lost track of it.
Shipboard experiments in June show that natural gas dominates the Gulf oil plumes and that its components are the favorite choice of microbes.
Recent research finds that the hormone mimic may be more prevalent and more harmful than previously thought, highlighting why BPA is a growing worry for policy makers.
The failure of the G-8 Summit to put some teeth in greenhouse-gas limits suggests it may be time for a global climate czar.
Scientists are exploring strategies for capturing carbon dioxide and storing it safely away in order to limit the levels of that greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
Uncle Sam has confirmed it: Our bodies carry residues of kitchen plastics.
Though health groups advocate getting mercury thermometers out of the home, obtaining sound advice on how to dispose of the thermometers can be problematic.
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