Ecosystems – Biology – Animals

Ocean Waves Mist Decades-Old PFAS into the Atmosphere

Sea spray rereleases large amounts of PFAS from the ocean into the atmosphere. Credit: Pexels/Jess Loiterton “Forever chemicals” enter the air…

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No birdsong, no water in the creek, no beating wings: how a haven for nature fell silent

Bernie Krause ‘out there and listening to the soundscapes’ in Sugarloaf Ridge state park. Photograph: Cayce Clifford/The Guardian As the soundscape…

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EPA limits six ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water — but there are 15,000

‘Forever chemicals’ are linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems. Photograph: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Rules celebrated for reducing…

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Lahaina’s Wildfire Burned So Hot That Many Dangerous Contaminants Likely Vaporized

USGS scientist Renee Takesue collected sediment in a drainage ditch in Lahaina’s burn zone. Samples are being analyzed by independent…

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Cherish that hamburger. It cost a quarter of the Colorado River, according to researchers.

The Colorado River passes through Mesa County, March 7, 2024, near Loma. New research illuminates how water is used in…

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Kindergarteners release trout into Feather River

Photo: Kindergarteners observe steelhead trout recently at Butte Vista Elementary School in Yuba City. Standing on the boat ramp at…

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‘Acute Problems’ Plaguing Big Island’s Wastewater Treatment Systems Prompt EPA Crackdown

Birds make a home in the lagoon system where wastewater is treated in Kealakehe. (David Croxford/Civil Beat/2024) A newly signed…

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‘They are dinosaurs’: Tahoe sees return of giant birds

Once nearly extirpated in California, sandhill cranes are coming back For centuries, there was a familiar spring and summer element…

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New Study in “Nature Water” Spotlights Importance of Groundwater Monitoring

Groundwater is a critical resource around the globe, especially in dry regions, but it’s importance in sustaining ecosystems remains largely…

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Sewage sleuths: the men who revealed the slow, dirty death of Welsh and English rivers

Ashley Smith and Peter Hammond by the River Windrush in Oxfordshire. Photograph: Sam Frost/The Guardian A tide of effluent, broken…

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