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  • New Study: Placenta Shows Arsenic Exposure to Mom & Baby

    New Study: Placenta Shows Arsenic Exposure to Mom & Baby
    According to a new study by researchers at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, the placenta can be used to measure arsenic exposure in pregnant moms and how much the toxic metal is transferred to their fetuses.
  • Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

    Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S. Resolution Copper Mining says the mine will usher...

    Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

    About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific...

    State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules

    State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules
    State officials on Wednesday formally adopted new rules governing hydraulic fracturing in California, setting in motion some of the toughest guidelines in the nation for the controversial oil extraction practice. The oil and gas agency also released its...

    Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles

    Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles
    Federal protection may be needed for three amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled alligator snapping turtle, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. The Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that those species...