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Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites

Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility,<p>birth defectsand cancer, scientists reported Monday.<p>The study, published in the journal Endocrinology, also found elevated levels …

To Make Science Real, Kids Want More Fun

Are American kidsbeing adequately prepared in the sciences to compete in a highly competitive, global high-tech workforce? A majority of American parents say no, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.<p>Nearly one-quarter of all parents …

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Scientists still waiting for clear signs of ozone hole healing | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - - Earth’s upper atmosphere is still so saturated with ozone-eating chlorine that it will take about another decade for evidence that a nearly 25-year-old ban on such destructive chemicals is working, scientists said.<p>Full recovery of the ozone layer, which shields Earth …

One Scientist's Battle With Canal Street

In peaceful Ithaca, New York, a four hour drive upstate from Manhattan in weekend traffic, there’s a lab conducting secretive anti-counterfeiting research. Scientists there are waging a stealth battle against Canal Street, using microscopic fibers to make the suitcases full of fake Fendi and Prada …

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The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production

You may think you live on a planet, but really you live on a gigantic farm, one occasionally broken up by cities, forests and the oceans. Some 40% of …

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Farmers and law enforcement spar over whether 'agroterrorism' is a real threat

If you haven't heard of agroterrorism, you're not alone — many farmers haven't even heard of it. According to an FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin by Dean Olson, M.A., agroterrorism is “the deliberate introduction of an animal or plant disease for the purpose of generating fear, causing economic losses, …