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Mercury mining makes a comeback in Kyrgyzstan

Mercury, used in gold mining and electronics, poses serious health risks. Despite international pressure to ban its trade, Kyrgyzstan is ramping up production.


How Andean Condors in Peru saved the California Condor from extinction

The California Condor narrowly dodged extinction in the 1980s thanks to conservation efforts involving Andean Condors reintroduced to Peru’s Illescas peninsula.


‘Just Total Chaos’: Floods Bring Death and Devastation to Dairies

Near-record flooding in Washington State drowned cattle, demolished homes and damaged equipment. Broken supply chains are making it even harder to recover.


While 3 Alaskan volcanoes are erupting across the Aleutian Chain, scientists are wondering when will the next Novarupta blast occur?

Three volcanoes continue to erupt across the Aleutian Chain. But that’s not out of the ordinary, says an Alaska geologist.


Misled on lead: The campaign to keep toxic lead in hunting ammo and fishing tackle

EHN investigated hundreds of claims from webpages, documents, and testimony, and found that groups including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and the National Rifle Association (NRA) spread misinformation and engage in science denialism most of the time they communicate about lead ammunition or fishing tackle.


Sudden and spectacular Semeru eruption kills 13 and injures 57 as rescuers are still searching villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors

The death toll from a sudden, spectacular eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru has risen to 13, disaster officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors. The eruption of Java’s biggest mountain caught locals by surprise on Saturday, sending thousands fleeing its path of destruction.


California To Cut Water To Cities And Farmland Amid Persisting Drought

A severe drought has ravaged every county in California for seven months, forcing state officials to restrict water delivery next year to millions of Californians and hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland, according to Bloomberg.


9 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has solidified its place in our society’s health and beauty regimens in recent years, but what is all the fuss about? It’s a nutritious addition to your meal plans, but, remember to treat it the same way you would any other oil or fat source.


Mobile Phones And The Thyroid

Could mobile phone radiation affect the thyroid gland, situated as it is on the neck and close to the position where the phone is held?


Over half of young adults are obese or overweight, study says

More than half of America’s youngest adults — 56 percent of those ages 18 to 25 — are overweight or obese, according to Johns Hopkins research, published in JAMA.

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