contamination

microplastics

Microplastics Have Been Found in Our Deepest Ocean Animals

Scientists found plastics in the guts of amphipods at Challenger Deep, some 10,890 meters below the sea surface.
Becky Ferreira
2.27.19
microplastics

You're Definitely Consuming Microplastics, But Not Just In Seafood and Tap Water

A leading researcher in the field talks why tap water and seafood shouldn't be our only concern when it comes to the issue of microplastics.
Lauren Rothman
7.19.18
Motherboard

The Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl Will Find Homes in the United States

Some of the descendants of the region’s abandoned dogs are up for adoption.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.18
alcohol

Bacteria Can Live in Ice Cubes, But Not in Whiskey

We'll let you fill in the blanks here.
Julianna LeMieux
12.8.17
Asking for a friend

Your Nasty Old Kitchen Sponge Could Give You Diarrhea

"If bacteria went to heaven, it would be a sponge."
Joanne Spataro
10.23.17
coffee

Woman Hospitalized After Drinking a Corrosive Latte from McDonald’s

She probably isn't lovin' it.
Phoebe Hurst
2.8.17
News

How 22 Hydroelectric Projects in Canada Put First Nations Communities at Risk

A Harvard study looked at the proposed hydro projects in Canada's not-so-distant future, all of them near indigenous communities.
James Wilt
11.28.16
japan

A Contamination Scare Is Causing Big Problems for Japan's Most Famous Fish Market

Organizers of the new location for Tsukiji Fish Market announced that some major issues with the $6 billion structure could delay the opening of the new market significantly—and perhaps forever.
Gillie Houston
9.29.16
420

Wait, How Did Eggos Get Contaminated with Listeria?

The cinnamon ones are good, though.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.20.16
water

This Microbiologist Is Saving Wisconsin's Poopy Beaches With DNA Sequencing

Sandra McLellan, and the School of Freshwater Sciences, are cleaning up local beaches.
Nicole Haase
9.19.16
News

Law Enforcement Says the Tiny Town of Hugo, Colorado, Has THC in Its Water

The Lincoln County Sheriff warned residents not to drink, cook, or even bathe, lest the THC could get into their systems.
Mike Pearl
7.21.16
Canada

This US City’s Move to Divert Great Lakes Drinking Water Is Just the Beginning

It's the first request of its kind. More will come.
Amanda Roth
6.22.16
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