FYI News

PCBs continue to impact wildlife

Four decades after PCBs were banned, the chemicals are still present in the environment and affecting wildlife. Researchers in New York found chickadees and song sparrows that ate contaminated insects sounded different from birds in

Conservation News

Weed-killing ingredient may drown bees

A chemical included in many common herbicides used around the world could suffocate and kill bumblebees. Edward Straw first read about the possibility that glyphosate, the most commonly used chemical in herbicides as well as

Conservation News

Human products disrupt aquatic wildlife

Thousands of products people use daily for health and cosmetic care end up in the world’s streams, creating an unregulated concoction of compounds that could damage aquatic ecosystems in ways scientists don’t yet understand. But