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New Cary Institute Report on Sustainable Road Salt Use

A report summarizing current science on the environmental and health impacts of road salt, and best management practices for preventing overuse while maintaining public safety.

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Stream insects concentrate pharmaceutical pollution and pass it to predators

Animals that eat bugs in or near streams at risk of being dosed with drugs

Hippo waste causes fish kills in Africa’s Mara River

Ecologists have long known that agricultural and sewage pollution can cause low oxygen conditions and fish kills in rivers. A study published today in Nature Communications reports that hippo waste can have a similar effect in Africa’s Mara River, which passes through the world renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve of Kenya, home to more than 4,000 hippos.

In urban streams, pharmaceutical pollution is driving microbial resistance

In urban streams, persistent pharmaceutical pollution can cause aquatic microbial communities to become resistant to drugs.

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Effects of Novel Contaminants, Such as Pharmaceuticals, on Stream Ecosystems

The widespread use of novel contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, have unknown consequences for stream ecosystems.

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