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4 years 5 months ago

Brown pelicans no longer endangered

After nearly 40 years on the brink of extinction, the brown pelican is coming off the endangered species list. The bird now prevalent across Florida and the Gulf and Pacific coasts was declared an endangered species in 1970, after its population was devastated by the use of the pesticide DDT....

4 years 7 months ago

Mercury leaking at closed California mine sites

Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen...

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