chemicals

Weed-killing ingredient may drown bees

May 13, 2021

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

Human products disrupt aquatic wildlife

November 30, 2017

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 ...

How Elephant Seals Regulate Mercury Influx

September 28, 2015

In many ways, elephant seals get a raw deal when it comes to mercury pollution in the ocean. The toxic chemical, the product of mining runoff and other industrial ...