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The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

A community restores vitality to a superfund site in New York City

In a shed at the North Brooklyn Boat Club, Willis Elkins hovers over an aquarium filled with what appears to be brown sludge and water. Then something moves. A hermit crab scampers over a mussel, a tiny fish darts across the water and a shrimp propels itself forward. Elkins pulls a bottle of deep green goop from a refrigerator beside him. Before he bought this Shellfish Diet, a mixture of four marine microalgae, the mussels were dying. More…

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From pollution to power

From pollution to power

Scientists are working on turning harmful algae blooms intro practical energy sources

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Cows munching grass instead of corn could cut nitrogen pollution

Avian cholera strikes geese

Avian cholera strikes geese

Roughly two thousand sick birds collapse in Idaho: Should chickens be worried?

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

A community restores vitality to a superfund site in New York City

Stories in the sediment

Stories in the sediment

Tom Cronin stumbled into studying deep ocean floors, and hopes he can help others find the same curiosity for the unknown

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

The debris littering this historic island is just a tiny part of a global littering problem

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Even animals that live far from humans are developing resistance to antibiotics, alarming puzzled researchers