Pollution is causing wild fish deformities in California

A new study demonstrates how high selenium concentrations, primarily from industrial and agricultural runoff, can affect wild fish.

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Legalize marijuana, save wildlife

Illegal cannabis grows take a toll on public lands.

Coca farms close in on protected areas, isolated tribes in Peruvian Amazon

A remote region of the Peruvian Amazon is being invaded by farmers who are rapidly clearing mature forests for farms to grow coca.


The state Of Long Island’s water

What we can do to protect our water now Attendees at The State of Long Island's Water panel discussion, cohosted by the North Shore Land Alliance, North Country Garden Club and The Nature Conservancy, recently learned that Long Island's water resources, both ground and surface waters, are contaminated by excess nitrogen from human septic systems.


Your drug habit is destroying the planet

The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.

Scientists in the UK find cocaine in shrimp

Researchers in the UK have found traces of illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals and pesticides in samples of freshwater shrimp.


Why is Mongolia overdosing on antibiotics?

The Mongolian use of these drugs is among the highest on the U.N.'s radar, which could have dire consequences.

Pharmaceuticals, illegal drugs showing up in zebra and quagga mussels

Divers are planning to collect zebra and quagga mussels this week in Muskegon. It's part of a national effort to study chemical pollution, called Mussel Watch.

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Bugs are full of our drugs—and they could be getting other critters hooked, too

Insects near streams are taking in loads of pharmaceutical drugs and can pass the compounds on to predators higher in the food chain, such as frogs, birds and bats, according to a new study.

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Platypus eating a normal insect diet could ingest at least 69 drugs, research reveals

Insects near waste water could give a platypus or trout half a human dose of antidepressants.


Mexico’s drug cartels are moving into the gasoline industry

Mexico's drug cartels are moving into the gasoline industry — infiltrating the national oil company, selling stolen fuel on the black market and engaging in open war with the military.

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Birds on Prozac are not as sexy to potential partners: Study

Female birds on antidepressants don't excite potential mates the way their drug-free counterparts do, raising concerns that environmental exposure to the drugs could impact populations, according to new research.

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The startups waging war against superbugs

India is on the front line in the battle against drug-resistant diseases.

Cocaine in rivers harming endangered eels, study finds

Tiny amounts of cocaine flushed into rivers cause eels to become not only hyperactive but to suffer from muscle wastage, impaired gills and hormonal changes, a study has found.

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