“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.
Mark Hahn, a senior scientist in biology at the Woods Hole Oceanographi…
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.…
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...