FDA food sampling finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’

News 06/03/19, 09:02

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers ...

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for ...

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

U.S. 04/29/19, 13:27

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is willing to take initial steps toward fortifying a lock-and-dam system on a Chicago-area waterway so it can protect Lake Michigan from invasive Asian carp.Pritzker, a Democrat, told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

Enviroment 04/03/19, 15:46

Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest's critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure it happens.The Center for Biological Diversity, which filed a lawsuit ...

Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

Enviroment 03/21/19, 20:02

The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita marina porpoises.The Environment Department promised to provide social ...

PHOTOS: Remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill

U.S. 03/20/19, 23:03

It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound.The world watched ...

Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s

U.S. 03/17/19, 09:32

Maine's cod fishery, once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast, has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half-century in 2018.The state's industry harvesting the fish-and-chips staple goes back centuries, ...

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