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Vultures dying at alarming rate
Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson, from The Peregrine Fund in the US, undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the number of birds was falling so rapidly. View News Article (2011-11-18)

Are drugs harmful for the environment?
Medicines released into the environment may be a risk to living species in the long term. Jeanne Garric's ecotoxicology team at Cemagref Lyon has shown that certain molecules disrupt reproduction, embryo development and growth of representative organisms in aquatic environments. Toxicity tests have been conducted in the laboratory on Daphnia, Rotifera and zebra fish under standard protocols.... View News Article (2003-06-11)

Top Environment Agency role for Plymouth professor
The Environment Agency has appointed a senior academic from the University of Plymouth as its new Head of Science. Michael Depledge, currently Professor of Marine Biology and Ecotoxicology and Director of the Plymouth Environmental Research Centre (PERC) at the University, will take up his new post at the beginning of September. As Head of Science at the Environment Agency he will be responsible... View News Article (2002-07-05)

Popular insecticide detected in suburban stream beds
For the first time, researchers have detected high concentrations of a popular insecticide in suburban stream sediments, raising concerns about its effects on aquatic life. View News Article (2005-10-27)

Griffon vultures are exposed to high concentrations of lead in their diets
Because of their position on the food chain and their dietary habits, Griffon vultures from the Iberian Peninsula are exposed to accumulation of heavy metals in their tissues. View News Article (2015-05-19)

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals in baby teethers
In laboratory tests, two out of ten teethers, plastic toys used to sooth babies' teething ache, release endocrine disrupting chemicals. One product contains parabens, which are normally used as preservatives in cosmetics, while the second contains six so-far unidentified endocrine disruptors.  View News Article (2015-05-22)

Herbicides may not be sole cause of declining plant diversity
The increasing use of chemical herbicides is often blamed for the declining plant biodiversity in farms. However, other factors beyond herbicide exposure may be more important to species diversity, according to Penn State researchers.  View News Article (2014-02-05)

Pesticides -- easier detection of pollution and impact in rivers
The long-term effects of pesticides on living organisms in rivers and on water quality can now be assessed more easily. View News Article (2009-09-04)

New AQUIRE database on STN: Toxic Effects of Chemicals to Aquatic Organisms
Karlsruhe, October 2002 - FIZ Karlsruhe, European partner of STN International, one of the world's leading online providers of scientific and technical information, has announced the launch of the AQUIRE database. AQUIRE contains scientific papers published both nationally and internationally on the toxic effects of chemicals to aquatic organisms and plants. Recently, ecotoxicology data has... View News Article (2002-10-18)

Culling can't control deadly bat disease
Culling will not stop the spread of a deadly fungus that is threatening to wipe out hibernating bats in North America, according to a new mathematical model. View News Article (2011-02-15)

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