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Organic Fertilizers Rife With Microplastics: Study

By Shawna Williams | April 4, 2018

Converting biowaste to plant food is an overlooked source of tiny plastic pollutants, researchers say.

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Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling

By Jacelyn Rice and Paul Westerhoff | July 11, 2017

Modeling gives insight to the critical role of streamflow conditions when assessing the concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds.  

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Animal experiments published in a handful of cardiovascular journals mostly ignore NIH guidelines.

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Eco-friendly Flush

By Jef Akst | August 17, 2012

A solar-powered toilet that converts human waste into electricity snags first place—and $100,000—at the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.

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Fish Hurt by Drug Waste

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2011

Waste from pharmaceutical factories is finding its way to the world’s waterways, and affecting the sexual attributes of local fish.

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Biodegradables not environmentally friendly

By Cristina Luiggi | June 2, 2011

The breakdown of landfill trash by microorganisms may cause significant harm to the environment through the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, researchers at North Carolina State University claim.

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