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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

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Newscientist

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Trump’s pick for environment agency chief sued government over climate rules

Oklahoma attorney-general Scott Pruitt has sought to reverse federal limits on greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollution.

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Nature News

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Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16 000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Medical Xpress

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Snapping planets

8 hours ago from The Economist

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Trump Taps Another Climate Denier, This Time for Interior

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a major proponent of drilling public lands for fossil fuels.

16 hours ago from Discovery News

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Environmental DNA effectively monitors aquatic species populations

Environmental DNA (eDNA), the nuclear or mitochondrial DNA shed from an organism into its environment, is a rapidly evolving tool for monitoring the distribution of aquatic species. A new study ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Damaged seaweed can recover

Seaweed, which is vital for marine life, is disappearing throughout the world at an alarming rate. Different currents and wave patterns can bring about recovery, but more research is needed. ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers create global map of soil pH and illuminate how it changes between wet and dry climates

For some time now, scientists have known that climate influences soil chemistry—and, in particular, soil pH, a measure of acidity or alkalinity. In dry climates, soil is alkaline; in wet climates, ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Baby teethers soothe, but many contain low levels of BPA

Bisphenol-A (BPA), parabens and antimicrobials are widely used in personal care products and plastics. The U.S. and other governments have banned or restricted some of these compounds' use in ...

Wed 7 Dec 16 from Medical Xpress

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