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Climate change adding toxins to crops, as livestock trends create diseases

A UN report says global warming is lacing farmers' products with elevated levels of nitrates, fungal poisons and other potentially lethal compounds.

Federal toxic-chemical bill sets off volatile reaction in Minnesota

When it came to regulating chemicals, Minnesota was ahead of the curve. But with the law change, that may no longer be possible.

Why is Antarctic sea ice on the rise? (Alas, not because of climate stability)

The Antarctic, it seems, makes its sea ice in sheltered “factories,” protected from wind, waves and warm-water currents by barriers of older ice that allow new ice to grow thicker and persist longer.

Bacteria in Wisconsin’s drinking water is ‘public health crisis’
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Bacteria in Wisconsin’s drinking water is ‘public health crisis’

Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents are at risk of illness from waterborne pathogens in private and public drinking water supplies.