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Burning biomass pellets instead of wood or plants in China could lower mercury emissions
For millions of homes, plants, wood and other types of "biomass" serve as an essential source of fuel, especially in developing countries, but their mercury content has raised flags among environmentalists and researchers. View News Article (2013-11-07)

Getting to grips with seizure prediction
A device that could predict when a person with epilepsy might next have a seizure is one step closer to reality thanks to the development of software by researchers in the USA. View News Article (2013-11-07)

UCSB researcher documents the enduring contaminant legacy of the California gold rush
An unintended legacy of California's gold rush, which began in 1848, endures today in the form of mercury-laden sediment. View News Article (2013-10-29)

Finding Psychiatric Drugs in the Movements of Mice
Developing psychiatric medications is a long and complex process. View News Article (2013-10-25)

Increased risk of depression linked to mountaintop coal mining
People who live among the destructive environmental effects of mountaintop coal mining face an increased risk of major depression. View News Article (2013-10-11)

Health of honey bees adversely impacted by selenium
Traditionally, honey bee research has focused on environmental stressors such as pesticides, pathogens and diseases. View News Article (2013-10-04)

How much of thallium pollutants will be released to environment by utilizing minerals?
A recent research has explored the environmental exposure and flux of thallium to the environment; and it provides the foundations for theoretical calculation to control Tl pollution by utilizing of Tl-rich pyrite minerals. View News Article (2013-10-01)

New genus of electric fish discovered in 'lost world' of South America
A previously unknown genus of electric fish has been identified in a remote region of South America by a team of international researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough professor Nathan Lovejoy.  View News Article (2013-09-25)

Mine metals at Maine Superfund site causing widespread contamination
Toxic metals from the only open pit mine in an estuary system in the United States are widespread in nearby sediment, water and fish and may be affecting marine and coastal animals that feed on them beyond the mine site, a new Dartmouth study finds. View News Article (2013-09-20)

Researchers: Protect corridors to save tigers, leopards
Research by Clemson University conservation geneticists makes the case that landscape-level tiger and leopard conservation that includes protecting the corridors the big cats use for travel between habitat patches is the most effective conservation strategy for their long-term survival. View News Article (2013-08-30)

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