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Seawater Gets a New Definition

Seawater Gets a New Definition

In hopes of better modeling salinity and currents, oceanographers have adopted a new international standard for gauging seawater

July 27, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Wanted: Home for 17,000 tons of mercury

The U.S. is sitting on a slippery stockpile of toxic material that has nothing to do with the nuclear power industry: thousands of tons of mercury. The question remains now of where to store it...

July 27, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

FDA wants to extinguish electronic cigarettes

Those who like to get their nicotine fix electronically will be disappointed to hear that a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report earlier this week found that electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze...

July 24, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier
Saving the Good, the Bad--<i>And</i> the Ugly [Slide Show]

Saving the Good, the Bad--And the Ugly [Slide Show]

A hyena might not be as adorable as a tiger cub or dolphin, but a few champions of nature's endangered ugly underdogs say the hideous are just as worthy of protection as the huggable

July 23, 2009 — Katherine Harmon
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