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Sweet, delicious, non-deadly antifreeze is just around the corner. And that's a good thing. The antifreeze that keeps our cars running through winter is made of the incredibly toxic ethylene glycol, an odorless liquid with a sweet taste that tempts children and animals,...

source: The Washington Post

We have a problem, people: Even though we're supposed to put the right stuff in the blue bin, a lot of recyclable material nevertheless winds up crammed into landfills. One of the most noteworthy of these is paper: While 64.6 percent...

source: The Washington Post

Scientists are looking for — and finding — little bits of plastic in a lot of places lately: ice cores, deep sea sediments, coral reefs, crab gills, the digestive system of mussels, even German beer. Now, new research...

source: The Huffington Post

For the first time, biologists have caught a rare type of coral in the act of reproducing, and they were able to collect its sperm and eggs and breed the coral in the laboratory. The success is part of an effort to stem the decline in...

source: NPR

Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study. Chemicals that can mimic or block estrogen or other hormones are commonly found...

source: National Geographic

The European Red List, drawn up by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, found 9.2 percent of nearly 2,000 species are threatened with extinction. Another 5 percent are likely to be threatened in the near future. Threats include loss of habitat from intensive...

source: BBC


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