Environment

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  1. Climate

    Warming temps could turn some blue lakes green or brown

    Slightly warmer summers could cause thousands of blue lakes to become a murky green or brown, according to a tally of color in 85,000 lakes worldwide.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Wildfire smoke seems to pose its biggest health risk to kids

    New studies, some of them in young monkeys, point to vulnerabilities affecting kids' airways, brains and immune systems.

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  3. Environment

    Western wildfire smoke poses health risks from coast to coast

    As wildfires become more common, their hazardous smoke is sending East Coast residents — especially children — to emergency rooms.

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  4. Chemistry

    Simple process destroys toxic and widespread ‘forever’ pollutants

    Ultraviolet light, sulfite and iodide break down these PFAS molecules faster and more thoroughly than other methods.

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  5. Animals

    Here’s why cricket farmers may want to go green — literally

    Crickets are great sources of protein, but they often kill each other in captivity. Green light could help solve the problem, two teens find.

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  6. Environment

    Bubbles could help remove trash from rivers

    One young engineer devised a way to make bubbles sweep away the trash floating down a creek, like the one in her backyard.

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  7. Oceans

    Night lights make even the seas bright

    Light from coastal cities and offshore development may shine deep enough to disrupt tiny critters living dozens of meters (yards) below the surface.

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  8. Environment

    Ponds made to control floods can spew climate-warming gases, study finds

    Younger stormwater ponds can release more carbon in gases than they absorb, a study finds. That could aggravate global warming.

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  9. Environment

    Analyze This: Corals stash microplastics in their skeletons

    Scientists have wondered where the ocean’s microplastic pollution ends up. Corals may trap about 1 percent of particles in tropical waters each year.

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