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Logging means ants, worms and other invertebrates lose rainforest dominance

Apr 13, 2015
Logging means ants, worms and other invertebrates lose rainforest dominance

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Pesticide exposure contributes to heightened risk of heart disease

Apr 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, April 8, 2015 - Pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The study looked at the effects of exposure to polychlorinated pesticides such as DDT. Although DDT...

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Bacteria inhibit bat-killing fungus, could combat white-nose syndrome

Apr 9, 2015
Bacteria inhibit bat-killing fungus, could combat white-nose syndrome

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Lights tuned to birds’ eyes may help reduce bird-aircraft collisions

Apr 9, 2015

April 8, 2015 - Collisions with birds are one of the most common hazards to aircraft, causing $700 million in damage annually in the U.S. A study published this week in The Condor: Ornithological Applications may have important implications for reducing bird strikes through the customization of aircraft and runway lights to birds' visual...

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American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

Apr 8, 2015
American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

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Analysis Finds Hormone Disruptor Used in Cosmetics in Nearly 50 Different Foods

Apr 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 8, 2015 - A new EWG analysis has found propyl paraben, a preservative linked to hormone disruption and not allowed in food sold in the European Union, in nearly 50 U.S. snack foods, including Sara Lee cinnamon rolls, Weight Watchers cakes, Cafe Valley muffins, and La Banderita corn tortillas.

Analysts used...

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Without water to feed its hydroelectric dams, Brazil turning towards solar power

Apr 6, 2015

SAO PAULO, April 5, 2015 - Brazil’s devastating drought could have the unexpected consequence of finally prompting one of the sunniest countries in the world to take solar power seriously.

The combination of an imminent energy crisis, as reservoir levels fall too low to generate power, and the appointment of a more open-minded Energy Minister...

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Portland Takes Big Step Forward to Protect Pollinators, Birds, Salmon and Children From Dangerous Pesticides

Apr 3, 2015
Portland Takes Big Step Forward to Protect Pollinators, Birds, Salmon and Children From Dangerous Pesticides

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Bad News for Dolphins and Seals, Factory Trawler from Netherlands Arrives in Australia

Apr 2, 2015

April 2, 2015 - The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today voiced their fears over the impact the large freezer factory trawler the Dirk Dirk (also known as the Geelong Star) will have on Australia’s wildlife and fisheries.

The vessel is reported to be berthed in Albany, Western Australia, and could begin fishing as soon...

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Fully protected no-take zones necessary to maintain coral reef fish communities in their natural state

Apr 2, 2015
Fully protected no-take zones necessary to maintain coral reef fish communities in their natural state

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