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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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Prove Antibacterials are Safe: FDA

By | December 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is asking companies to produce evidence that their antimicrobial washes do no harm.  

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Antibiotic Limits Planned for Farms

By | December 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration lays out a plan so that farmers will no longer use antibiotics to fatten up animals.  

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Where Science and Policy Meet

By | December 2, 2013

Two top 20 lists—from scientists to policy makers and vice versa—aim to bridge gaps in understanding between these groups.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.

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Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed

By | October 29, 2013

New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.

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EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries

By | October 25, 2013

The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.

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Influential Ecologist Dies

By | September 24, 2013

Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.

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Australia Loses Science Minister

By | September 18, 2013

For the first time since 1931, the incoming Prime Minister of Australia did not appoint a science chief.

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The Price of DNA IDs

By | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?

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