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Waste Amphetamines Alter Underwater Ecosystems

Using an artificial stream system, researchers found that amphetamine residues altered insect and microbial life in aquatic ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports.

6 hours ago — Christopher Intagliata

The Myth of the Sustainable City

Urban areas are usually celebrated for their energy efficiency and low per capita carbon dioxide emissions, but such accounting ignores how and where they acquire their resources

August 21, 2016 — John W. Day and Charles Hall

Sewage Floods Likely to Rise

Sewer systems in many cities, stressed by age and growing populations, will spew more raw refuse into the streets during heavy rains

August 19, 2016 — Kavya Balaraman and ClimateWire

Grand Canyon Rapids Ride for Evolution Education

Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.

August 15, 2016 — Robin Lloyd and Steve Mirsky

Pigeon Pb Proxies Could Cut Kids' Blood Tests

In neighborhoods where kids have an increased chance of exposure to toxic lead, pigeons also have higher blood lead levels—making the birds potential proxies for risk assessment.

August 15, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman

This Shark Is the Vertebrate Methuselah

Individual Greenland sharks appear to live perhaps a century longer than any other vertebrate, and might have life spans approaching 500 years.     

August 11, 2016 — Cynthia Graber