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Fish rapidly adapt to pollution thousands of times lethal levels

Genome sequencing reveals how killifish evolved to thrive in extremely polluted estuaries in the US in well under 60 years

Source: Fish rapidly adapt to pollution thousands of times lethal levels

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Some facts take a really long time to sink in. Some bought-and-paid-for politicians never get it!

Our latest creepy Republican liar-for-president is appointing one of the sleaziest and most corrupt public officials in the United States to head the Environmental Protection Agency. 77 mots de plus

Earth

State Sues Monsanto For Decades Of Alleged PCB Pollution

The federal government banned the use and production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 1979 after determining the chemicals are toxic. However, the state of Washington alleges that Monsanto knew as early as 1937 that the PCBs it produced were dangerous, but that company continued to allow them to pollute the state’s waterways. 511 mots de plus

Pharma Medicine

The Hidden Dangers of Soil Contamination

A few years ago, I developed a site locating on a map all contaminated sites in Montreal, Canada. This was done in an open data hackathon, with a team made of open data specialists as well as McGill University professors specialized in urban development. 687 mots de plus

Cardiovascular

U.S. Waters Polluted by 10 Million Tons of Dog Poop

by Jennifer Mueller

The 78 million dogs living in the United States create 10 million tons of feces annually, polluting waterways and posing a threat to public health, according to a pet waste removal service asking Americans to pledge to… 482 mots de plus

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National Lakes Assessment 2012 Key Findings | National Aquatic Resource Surveys | US EPA

GR:  In a new report, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency says that 40% of American lakes are polluted, and the situation is getting worse.  The EPA blames « nutrient pollution, » but I’ll be more clear:  The principal cause of American freshwater pollution is farming and the excess fertilizer that washes off the fields or soaks into the ground water. 204 mots de plus

Wildlife