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Does Pollution Cause Autism?

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:52

A study's assessment of young children found that a certain gene mutation along with prenatal exposure to pollution compounded the likelihood for autism.

Chemical Contaminants In Great Lakes May Harm Human Health

'Newly Emerging' Chemicals Found In Great Lakes May Affect Health

By | Sun, 11/24/2013 - 19:42

"Newly emerging" chemical contaminants in the Great Lakes basin may affect human health, as pharmaceutical drugs and antibacterials increasingly found in water.

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Panda Poop Holds Key To The Future Of Biofuel, Sustainable Energy

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 17:19

Microorganisms found in panda poop can break down extremely durable plant material, according to new research from Mississippi State University.

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Clean Air Act Is Working, According To Appalachia’s Red Cedar Trees

By | Mon, 09/02/2013 - 13:25

A red cedar tree study shows that the 1970 Clean Air Act is reducing pollution and improving forests.

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Healthy Neighborhood Trees Lower Risk of Heart, Respiratory Illnesses

By | Thu, 01/17/2013 - 15:14

The health of trees in your neighborhood can affect your risk for developing cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses.

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Could Your Next Meal Be Made Up of Mealworms?

By | Thu, 12/20/2012 - 13:17

If you want to eat well and minimize your impact on the environment, one study suggests that you should eat bugs.

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Diesel Fumes Exposure Increases Children's Risk of Brain Tumor

By | Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:56

Parents who work near diesel powered equipment like cars, trucks and generators may have kids who are at higher risk of developing brain tumor.

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BP Clean-Up Made Oil Spill 52 Times Worse

By | Fri, 11/30/2012 - 13:24

A study has found that the clean-up mission appears to have made the BP oil spill disaster even worse.

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Danger Where You Least Expect It: Toxic Chemicals Banned in the 1970s Found in Many U.S. Couches

By | Thu, 11/29/2012 - 09:45

More than a third of all sofas in the USA are believed to contain potential toxic material that can be dangerous for people to inhale as furniture foam breaks down into dust.

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Brainless Slime Mold Secretes Memories to Solve Problems

By | Tue, 10/09/2012 - 14:12

Slime molds use a type of spatial "memory" to navigate through a maze to find food, despite lacking a brain.

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Exposure to Common Weed Killer Linked to Rare Birth Defect

By | Fri, 09/28/2012 - 15:25

Exposure to a common weed-killer may increase the risk of a rare nasal birth defect, according to a new study.

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If the Globe Doesn't Stop Climate Change, 100 Million People Could Die

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 12:26

More than 100 million people will die from climate change and carbon emissions, a dire report by humanitarian organization DARA says.

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Say Goodbye to Red Meat: Cutting Meat Would Reduce Carbon Footprint, Chronic Diseases

By | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 09:46

A new study says that cutting down on red and processed meat would shrink the carbon footprint by about 28 million tons a year plus reduce chronic diseases by 3 to 12 percent in the UK.

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Experts: Sperm is Declining in Quality and Quantity

By | Tue, 08/28/2012 - 15:14

Experts are drawing attention to an issue that seems to be growing: sperm quality is declining in quality and quantity.