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1,300 bird species facing extinction from environmental causes worldwide

As if loons weren't under enough pressure already in the Midwest, there's a new threat driving down their numbers — mass botulism poisonings in the Great Lakes.

Some good news — and a bunch of bad news — on pesticide levels in U.S. streams

The upward trend line for atrazine in Shingle Creek in Minneapolis, statistician Karen Ryberg said, is a demonstration of the “ubiquity” atrazine has achieved.

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DNR's contamination findings put Minnesota's white pelicans in midst of BP fight

Ongoing research testing the giant birds' eggs and beaks has found evidence of British Petroleum oil from the blowout as well as the controversial dispersant that BP used in control efforts.