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EDITORIAL: Ripple effects

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill may not produce the environmental apocalypse in the Gulf of Mexico that many initially feared. Nevertheless, those millions of gallons of crude still did plenty of damage, not only to the ecosystem but also to coastal…
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East Harbor expert to speak at Truro Library – Abington Mariner

Tim Smith, Cape Cod National Seashore ecologist, talks about the East Harbor Estuarine Restoration Project at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the Truro Library. East Harbor, in the Beach Point area of North Truro, is a …
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Porcine Problems in Germany and it’s Not the Swine Flu

How about a radioactive pig?  This is the legacy of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown.  This truth is stranger than Science Fiction and sadder still.

As Germany’s wild boar population has skyrocketed in recent years, so too has the number of animals contaminated by radioactivity left over from the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Government payments compensating hunters for lost income due to radioactive boar have quadrupled since 2007.

It’s no secret that Germany has a wild boar problem. Stories of marauding pigs hit the headlines with startling regularity: Ten days ago, a wild boar attacked a wheelchair-bound man in a park in Berlin; in early July, a pack of almost two dozen of the animals repeatedly marched into the eastern German town of Eisenach, frightening residents and keeping police busy; and on Friday morning, a German highway was closed for hours after 10 wild boar broke through a fence and waltzed onto the road.
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Research and Markets: Ecology Of Fresh Waters: A View For The Twenty-First Century … – Forbes

BusinessWire – Research and Markets( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd’s new book “Ecology of Fresh Waters: A View for …
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Island of Ice Calved!

Not to worry folks this ice island that recently broke off of the Petermann Glacier is only 4 times the size of Manhatten and as thick as half the height of the Empire State Building.

1:40 p.m., Aug. 6, 2010—-A University of Delaware researcher reports that an “ice island” four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier. The last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk of ice was in 1962.

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Environmental group to explore long-term effects of oil spill

Scientists from federal and state governments, universities and a particular British oil company with an ocean of money at stake have spent months conducting damage surveys in the Gulf of Mexico .
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UPDATE: Aerial mosquito spraying approved, but postoned due to weather – Abington Mariner

Michael Coughlin of the States Emergency Preparedness Bureau notified local health boards Wednesday that the aerial spraying for mosquitoes – originally scheduled for that night – had been postponed. The …
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Social Ecology: Lost And Found In Psychological Science – Medical News Today

Various aspects of our environment – including political systems, economic systems, and even climate and geography – can affect our thinking and behavior, a field of study known as socioecological psychology …
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China Plans Environmental Tax Pilot,

The Chinese State Council is expected to approve soon plans to introduce a pilot environmental tax in the four mainly agricultural provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Gansu.
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