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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