Oil and gas wells tied to low birth weight

Living near active oil and gas wells in California tied to low birth weight and smaller babies Rachel Morello-Frosch, University of California, Berkeley; Joan A....

Microalgae – the next super food?

More protein and good for the planet: 9 reasons we should be eating microalgae Martina Doblin, University of Technology Sydney; Donna Sutherland, University of Technology...
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Compost programs turn garbage into ‘black gold’

City compost programs turn garbage into 'black gold' that boosts food security and social justice Kristen DeAngelis, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Gwynne Mhuireach, University of...
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Climate change brings multiple threats to crops

Crops could face double trouble from insects and a warming climate Gregg Howe, Michigan State University and Nathan Havko, Michigan State University For millennia, insects and...
Satellite photo of Gulf oil spill

Offshore drilling is still unsafe

A decade after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, offshore drilling is still unsafe Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Ten years ago, on April...

Gold rush, mercury legacy

Small-scale mining for gold has produced long-lasting toxic pollution, from 1860s California to modern Peru Jacqueline Gerson, Duke University; Austin Wadle, Duke University, and Jasmine...

Fish livers found to contain oil from Deepwater Horizon blowout

Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes' livers and on the deep ocean floor Over the decade since the Deepwater Horizon...

Plankton capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought

Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The ocean plays a...
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Naturally occurring CO2 also a serious threat

Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth – could it happen again? Lowell D. Stott, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters,...
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Carbon dioxide has a huge impact on Earth’s climate

Climate explained: why carbon dioxide has such outsized influence on Earth's climate Jason West, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CC BY-ND Climate Explained is a...

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