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Scientists studied the interactions of the oil-degrading bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis with oil across oil-water interfaces that had varying amounts of different surfactants. They found that not all surfactants aid the bacteria's...

source: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Silicone breast implants absorb environmental toxins from the body, and they could become a new tool for studying a link between pollution and cancer. That's according to a pilot study published in the journal Environmental International by Oregon State University chemist...

source: The Bulletin

Scientists have found tiny plastic bits, known as microplastics, in salts collected from supermarkets across China. The researchers analyzed 15 brands of salt. They turned up plastic bits in table salt extracted from seas and lake water. They also found plastic bits in rock...

source: Student Science

On Oct. 28, the smog-control agency for Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, issued an odor advisory for the intense rotten-egg stench that was permeating the air of southern California's Coachella Valley. The source: The...

source: The Atlantic

The collapse of two dams at a Brazilian mine has cut off drinking water for quarter of a million people and saturated waterways downstream with dense orange sediment that could wreck the ecosystem for years to come. Nine people were killed, 19 are still listed as missing...

source: Reuters

Commonly-used pesticides can impact aquatic species over multiple weeks, even when chemicals are no longer detectable in water nor monitored by regulators, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Environmental...

source: eNews Park Forest


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