31 Jan '13, 1pm

mercury

Mercury’s Silent Toll On the World’s Wildlife Scientists are only beginning to understand the impacts of mercury contamination on birds, fish, and other wildlife populations. But what they are finding is alarming — even low levels can cause harm, and chronic exposure has unexpected and troubling effects. by rebecca kessler This month, delegates from over 140 countries gathered in Geneva and finalized the first international treaty to reduce emissions of mercury. The treaty — four years in the works and scheduled for signing in October — aims to protect human health from this very serious neurotoxin. But barely considered during the long deliberations, according to those involved in the treaty process, was the harm that mercury inflicts on wildlife. While mercury doesn’t kill many animals outright, it can put a deep dent in reproduction, says David Evers, chief scientist at...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/mercurys_silent_toll_on_the_...

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More endangered pygmy elephants found dead in Borneo, raising toll this month to at least 13

More endangered pygmy elephants found dead in B...

straitstimes.com 31 Jan '13, 1am

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) - Malaysian authorities found remains of another three endangered Borneo pygmy elephants, deepening a my...

Mercury Will Be Highly Visible This Month

Mercury Will Be Highly Visible This Month

planetsave.com 04 Feb '13, 7am

The middle of February is going to be the best time of year for amateur astronomers to observe the planet Mercury in 2013....

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nwf.org 30 Jan '13, 12pm

The climate crisis is already changing the playing field for wildlife and urgent action is needed to preserve America’s co...

Bitcoin: The World’s First Cryptographic Commodity

Bitcoin: The World’s First Cryptographic Commodity

theintelhub.com 04 Feb '13, 3am

The key to Bitcoin’s security is the encryption block-chain. Every user that “mines” Bitcoins is really running the networ...

Bitcoin: The World’s First Cryptographic Commodity: By Mind Vine February 3, 2013 One result...

Bitcoin: The World’s First Cryptographic Commod...

theintelhub.com 04 Feb '13, 3am

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cleantechnica.com 01 Feb '13, 11am

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World's first Vertical Forest... I'd live there lol

World's first Vertical Forest... I'd live there...

jetsongreen.com 31 Jan '13, 2am

Milan, Italy is one of Europe’s most polluted cities, its air quality frequently breaching safety limits set by the EU and...

Dangers to Wildlife & Humans From the Exxon and...

nwf.org 31 Jan '13, 4am

Tar sands has an estimated 3-5 times the climate pollution of conventional crude oil. Making it easier to transport this o...

Report: Tesla now delivering 60-kWh Model S

green.autoblog.com 02 Feb '13, 8pm

Someone picked up their 60kWh at the factory in Fremont and drove down to LA, using the superchargers. His two charging se...

What’s Wrong With This Picture? #news #domainin...

domainconsultant.com 02 Feb '13, 4am

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Artist Simon Beck has become a sensation with his “snow circles”, creating concentric spec...

Tesla now delivering 60-kWh Model S

green.autoblog.com 02 Feb '13, 9pm

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