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Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers

Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers The team found high levels of nanoparticles made of a mineral called magnetite.More importantly, they found evidence that these nanoparticles were taken up from air polluted by industrial processes.

400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there

400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there ) But this year, the entire planet has hovered above 400 ppm of CO2 with no indication that we’ll for some reason experience a precipitous drop.No, there’s no huge tipping point where 399 ppm would have been A-OK but now 400 is climate apocalypse.

EPA now concedes fracking is a hazard to drinking water

EPA now concedes fracking is a hazard to drinking water After a year-long review of the data, the EPA has concluded that fracking poses a systemic danger to clean groundwater.In response to that report, Oklahoma ordered the shutdown of dozens of wells, and they’ve had a little relief.

Trump gives second life to Keystone XL, Dakota Access oil pipelines

Trump gives second life to Keystone XL, Dakota Access oil pipelines The Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines will get a second shot under the Trump administration.President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive action that may revive the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

This disturbing dolphin selfie trend is a low point for humanity

This disturbing dolphin selfie trend is a low point for humanity Another baby dolphin has died in Argentina after tourists ripped it from the ocean and mobbed it to touch it and take snaps with it.A YouTube video shows beachgoers in San Bernardo, about 200 miles south of Buenos Aires, standing and kneeling to pet the small animal.

Scientists are now spotting whales from outer space using satellites

Scientists are now spotting whales from outer space using satellites A humpback whale may be a huge creature to the human eye, but they're still tough to spot from space.Drones are one technology now commonly used in whale research, but they're not always able to deliver the scale a satellite can.

Supermarket sells a single boxed strawberry for $22

Supermarket sells a single boxed strawberry for $22 As far as fruit packaging goes, this is perhaps the least Earth-friendly one by far.A Hong Kong supermarket has come under fire from shoppers for carrying an elaborately packed single strawberry from Japan.

Google Maps images will be used to measure environmental damage in this city

Google Maps images will be used to measure environmental damage in this city The Bombay High Court is planning to put Google Maps to unique use.It has announced that old and new map images will be compared to assess the environmental damage caused by real estate development in Mumbai city.

Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam

Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam Yep, that’s a can of luncheon meat from 2001, at 5 km down on the slopes of the Mariana Trench.A recent submarine expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean uncovered such sublime traces of human influence as flame retardant chemicals and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs), like PCBs, Budweiser, and low-sodium Spam.

ISRO will now look for new bodies of water in India's Silicon Valley

ISRO will now look for new bodies of water in India's Silicon Valley The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently set a world record by launching 104 satellites at one go, but their next venture will be discovering new lakes in India's Silicon Valley, according to reports.“When a water body gets dry, water has to find its own course and form new bodies elsewhere,“ KLCDA chief executive told The Economic Times.

BBC documentary creates a stir, India bans channel from filming in tiger reserves

BBC documentary creates a stir, India bans channel from filming in tiger reserves In an unprecedented move, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been banned from filming in India's tiger reserves for five years.In his documentary titled Killing for Conservation, Rowlatt highlighted the Indian government’s "ruthless" anti-poaching policies.

Scientists Are Standing Up to Trump Because They've Always Stood Up to Bullshit

Scientists Are Standing Up to Trump Because They've Always Stood Up to Bullshit Since Trump’s election, many scientists have found themselves in an unfamiliar position: actively advocating for their work, their jobs, and the very idea of free scientific inquiry.By the end of WWII, many American scientists—not just the nuclear physicists of the Manhattan Project— recognized that they had been implicitly or explicitly linked to the atrocities committed during the wars.

Cruise ship crashes into one of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world

Cruise ship crashes into one of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world The dreamy beauty of a coral reef in Southeast Asia has been partially damaged by a massive, 4,290-ton cruise ship called the Caledonian Sky.On Saturday, the ship crashed into a popular diving site called Crossover Reef, which holds some of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world, located in West Papua province, environmental news outlet Mongabay reports.

Whether they mean to or not, Americans are helping the climate by eating less beef

Whether they mean to or not, Americans are helping the climate by eating less beef Cattle industry groups also disputed some of the report's takeaways, arguing that rising beef exports — not a new distaste for meat — could explain the drop in per capita beef eating.Copious piles of cow manure are spread across pastures, a practice that results in greenhouse gas emissions as well.

Koalas don't like water but they're being 'driven to drink' by climate change

Koalas don't like water but they're being 'driven to drink' by climate change But fun fact: Koalas don't drink water.But thanks to climate change, our marsupial friends are being driven to drink more water than ever before.