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Quarter of British honey contaminated with bee-harming pesticides, research reveals
Friday January 05th 2018, 6:21 PM

Although the contamination rate has fallen from a half since a partial EU ban the insecticides remain in the farmed environment posing a serious risk to bees

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‘Thrill-seeking’ genes could help birds escape climate change
Friday January 05th 2018, 3:30 PM

Some birds may escape extinction if their genes favour exploring newer, more hospitable habitats.

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GenX bill orders studies, provides no money
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:39 PM

The House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality approved legislation Thursday that mandates three GenX-related studies and a review of the science for health advisories but includes no additional funding for the studies or state response.

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Monsanto’s product pipeline features expanding role for controversial weedkiller, dicamba
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:37 PM

Monsanto intends for the controversial weedkiller dicamba to continue — if not accelerate — its rise as a centerpiece of genetically modified cropping systems.

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Use of non-cigarette tobacco products tied to teen smoking
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:29 PM

Teens who try e-cigarettes, hookah pipes and other non-cigarette tobacco products are more likely to take up cigarette smoking than their peers who never sample these products, a U.S. study suggests.

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Interior rescinds climate, conservation policies because they’re ‘inconsistent’ with Trump’s energy goals
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:28 PM

The move wipes away four separate directives and policy manuals aimed at showing department employees how to minimize the environmental impact of activities on federal land and in federal waters.

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Advocates for children’s health: Working together to reduce harmful environmental exposures
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:28 PM

With increasing rates of childhood cancers, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other illnesses often related to environmental exposures, some believe that children are modern-day canaries in the coal mine.

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Here’s why scientists have been fertilizing the Arctic
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:19 PM

For more than 30 years, scientists have been fertilizing small parcels of Arctic tundra. Here’s what happens when you push an ecosystem to the brink.

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Maternal deaths are increasing in Texas, but probably not as much as we thought
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:17 PM

A statistical jump in the mortality rate of expectant and new mothers over 40 is “biologically implausible,” according to the co-author of a new study.

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Trashed: Inside the deadly world of private garbage collection
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:15 PM

Waste removal is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. On the darkened streets of New York City, it’s a race for survival.

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Can his online courses fix Africa’s food insecurity?
Friday January 05th 2018, 12:11 PM

Howard Blight has been a farmer, businessman, educator – and gin distiller. His latest project: a virtual agri-college.

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As the Arctic melts, nations race to own what’s left behind
Friday January 05th 2018, 11:59 AM

Drawing clear borders around the Arctic Ocean matters for the future of the people who live there — and for the planet as a whole.

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