1. Convulsing sea lions along coast may hold clues to epilepsy
2. Ship Channel could open to some traffic today
Ecological toll: Sludge from damaged barge spreads in Galveston Bay at ‘worst time’ for birds
3. America Needs a Bunker to Store Its Mountain of Toxic TVs
4. Extreme horticulture greens the city
5. Beneath cities, a decaying tangle of gas pipes.
It is a danger hidden beneath the streets of New York City, unseen and rarely noticed: 6,302 miles of pipes transporting natural gas. Leaks, like the one that is believed to have led to the explosion that killed eight people in East Harlem this month, number in the thousands every year
6. Homes near rail lines face exposure to harmful emissions: study
University of Washington study sparks renewed calls for health study for Surrey coal project
7. We Are All Mutants
On the hunt for disease genes, researchers uncover humanity’s
8. Scientists Condemn New FDA Study Saying BPA Is Safe: “It Borders on Scientific Misconduct”
Researchers working on a joint NIH-FDA program to better regulate harmful chemicals accuse the agency of undermining their research with a flawed and deceptive study.
9. Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people
10. Endangered desert species cling to existence
Facing drought and climate change, animals such as the Amargosa vole are struggling to survive in the Mojave Desert.