Chlorpyrifos is widely used by farmers to protect crops like strawberries, broccoli and citrus fruit from insect pests. In recent years, though, scientists have found evidence that exposure to chlorpyrifos residues can harm the developing brains of small children, even in the womb.
Pesticides in Water
Story by Charmaine Coimbra The diminutive Dr. Chelsea Rochman shared a big fish story. She reeled in tiny Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) for research, and landed big results–results that could change the way we consume and what we eat. She calls it “the… Read More ›
New management is needed for the planet’s most important common resource Feb 22nd 2014 | From the print edition The Economist IN 1968 an American ecologist, Garrett Hardin, published an article entitled “The Tragedy of the Commons”. He argued… Read More ›
From National Geographic, April 11, 2013 Editor’s Note: Most highlights by N911 staff The dead sea otters arrived at Melissa Miller’s Santa Cruz, California, lab with bright-yellow eyes and gums, their livers destroyed. One by one, Miller, a marine-wildlife veterinarian,… Read More ›
The world’s most endangered seal can only be found in Lake Saimaa, Finland. It is currently under imminent threat of extinction with only 310 of them left. “Hair nickel, mercury, cadmium, lead and chromium concentrations were measured from still-born ringed… Read More ›