Archive: 27/06/2010

Why mercury is more dangerous in oceans

Even though freshwater concentrations of mercury are far greater than those found in seawater, it's the saltwater fish like tuna, mackerel and shark that end up posing a more serious health threat to humans who eat them.

dateJun 27, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Warming Climate Means Trouble For Southwest Plantlife

This month, fires have charred tens of thousands of acres in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. After more than a decade of drought, these large seasonal fires are increasingly a part of life in the Southwest, and fire can ...

dateJun 27, 2010 in Ecology
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Documents show vast cleanup of Plum Island land

(AP) -- Government documents obtained by The Associated Press show extensive efforts since 2000 to remove vast amounts of waste and contaminants from Plum Island, site of top-secret Army germ warfare research and decades ...

dateJun 27, 2010 in Environment
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