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“Mutant” Fish Thriving in New Bedford Harbor

It's a prime example of natural selection at work.

A species of fish in the New Bedford Harbor has adapted and is now thriving, even though the sediment has been contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for decades

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Air Pollution Kills More Than Two Million a Year

A new study claims the effects of air pollution are responsible for more than two million deaths a year. Both fine particle matter and human-caused increases in ozone pollution are being blamed.

East Asia is the worst affected area, with an estimated one million people that die prematurely each year

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EPA Reports Pollution is Down in New England

The Environmental Protection Agency says the overall release of toxic chemicals to the environment decreased in New England in 2011, an improvement over the previous year.

The EPA's latest Toxic Release Inventory shows that approximately 18

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“Dirty Dozen” Report Lists New Bedford as Major Pollution Contributor

The Toxics Action Center organization has once again recognized New England's twelve worst polluters through their annual "Dirty Dozen" report.

The report, released today, lists several local sites which public health and environmental non-profit officials say have failed to take appropriate action to address their pollution problems

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