Tag: lead exposure

March 3, 2021

JWM: Nonmigratory eagles suffer ‘troubling’ lead exposure

Golden eagles that spend their winters in western Montana are overwhelmingly exposed to lead contamination. “Almost the entire population has been exposed to lead,” said Robert Domenech, executive director of...

November 15, 2019

Minnesota rejects lead ammunition ban

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources denied a petition last week to ban lead ammunition in hunting and lead fishing tackle on waters where loons are known to nest in...

February 11, 2019

Lead linked to aggression in mockingbirds

Mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos) are known to be a territorial species, but researchers recently found that the presence of lead in the environment can make them even more territorial and aggressive....