Homes Filled With New Mysterious Pollutant, Study Finds

Don’t take a deep breath and don’t touch anything: Researchers have discovered a mysterious chemical is abundant in homes, the natural environment and electronic recycling facilities and which can be passed through skin contact or by breathing, is difficult to track and largely unregulated by the federal government.

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Chilean Company Denies It Contaminated City’s Water in Trial

Jurors in a federal courtroom in Los Angeles were given the fundamentals on South American mining, citrus orchards in California and water testing Friday in a case involving a California city who says their groundwater was contaminated due to “defectively designed fertilizer” imported to the United States around 1930.

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Researchers Work to Pinpoint Dawn of Anthropocene – the Epoch of Human Impact

The dramatic ecological decline sparked by human activity has led some scientists to argue the current geological epoch warrants a new name: the Anthropocene. But between the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s, the introduction of radioactive elements produced by nuclear bomb tests and other planet-changing human activities, determining the exact start of the Anthropocene is difficult.

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