Critters living more than six miles below the ocean surface contain high levels of harmful compounds like PCBs and flame retardants. Listen the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
Melting of the Greenland ice sheet could expose waste left behind at Camp Century. Read the full story at Science magazine.
Nitrogen presents a paradox–we need it to live, and yet too much of it creates problem. Nitrogen pollution, mainly from agriculture, fouls waterways and degrades air quality. That’s why researchers have created a tool to help consumers understand the impact of their dietary choices on their nitrogen footprint. Learn more in my story for NPR’s … More Sizing up our nitrogen footprint
Something’s killing Seattle’s coho salmon, and now, scientists know what it is: road runoff. Learn how they figured it out, and what cities can do to help, in my podcast for Scientific American.
Marcus Eriksen of the 5 Gyres Institute has devoted his life to studying the staggering quantity of plastic that floats in the world’s oceans. He’s also trying to get the world to pay attention to it–sometimes in surprising ways. Learn more about Eriksen’s work in my profile for Science News.