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Gulf Reels From Seafood Troubles

Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill ef…

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‘Oily Mary’ Cocktail for Royal Dutch Shell

Friends of the Earth Netherlands has offered "Oily Mary" cocktails, containing polluted water from the Niger Delta, to Shell shareholders who were meeting near The Hague. The stunt was designed to for…

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Chesapeake Bay Gets D+ in Report Card

Heavy rains and a hot summer harmed the Chesapeake Bay's health last year, earning it the second worst grade on a yearly report card issued Tuesday by the University of Maryland's Center for Environme…

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Shocking Water Contaminant

New research shows that many people are unsuspectingly drinking sucralose every day in their water.† A shocking new study found that the artificial sweetener sucralose, which is also known under the b…

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Fish Are Sick Where BP’s Oil Spill Hit

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists are finding trouble in the oiled Gulf of Mexico: fish with lesions and evidence of contamination. But no link has been found between the sic…

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A Look at Pollution by the Numbers

When I was a kid, the newspapers were full of reports about acid rain. I remember learning about the hole in the ozone. I remember watching cartoons on Saturday mornings and Woodsy Owl imploring that …

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Oceana: 5 Shocking Fish Facts

I love the beach. The whole ocean, reallyóbut especially the more gentle seas, like the Caribbean. Itís my happy place. And Iíve often said I feel as though I might have been a ship captain in a past …

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Prozac Alters Shrimp Behavior

Dr. Alex Ford from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Marine Sciences conducted research into the effect of the antidepressant ingredient fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem) on shrimp. He found that…

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