PCB concentration of 9mg/kg is already considered damaging to marine mammals, meaning the PCBs found in Lulu's blubber extremely goes beyond the limit.
A team led by researchers at Rutgers University developed tiny, glowing crystals that are designed to detect and capture heavy-metal toxins, such as lead and mercury, in drinking waters.
Hawaii is a conducive place for Martian simulation as proven by a recently concluded year-long simulation inside a humongous dome on a Hawaiian mountain. But it looks like Hawaii is not only suitable for simulating the isolated Martian condition but also as a training ground for the search for alien life.
As NASA prepares for deep space missions, the agency also releases a new report that focuses on the protection of destination planets from contamination from Earth-based organisms.
Smoked salmon from Mt. Kisco Smokehouse recalled due to potential listeria contamination.
The dangerous superbug called Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can now be transmitted to humans by consuming or even handling contaminated poultry, a new study reveals.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan seems far from over, but at least there is some hope as President Barack Obama announced a visit to the city and the Senate reached a deal on grants and loans for better water infrastructure.
Butterflyfish depend on food and shelter provided by coral reefs, but they steer clear of those that have come in contact with seaweed. Researchers suggest this may be a strong indicator of their awareness of reef health.
After comparing urban fruits to their commercially grown counterparts, researchers have determined that the urban-grown produce is more nutrient-rich in calcium and iron and is free of lead and arsenic.
Using a combination of orange peels and industrial waste products, researchers from Flinders University have developed a material that could help clean the world's oceans by sucking up contaminates like mercury.
Using a water-resistant sponge material that absorbs contaminants, designers have created a 3D-printed bathing suit that cleans the water as you swim.
Stanford researchers recently discovered that mealworms happily munch on and then convert Styrofoam waste into a usable soil, with no associated health risks. The study has the potential to help reduce the significant amounts of plastic that are annually discarded.
After studying groundwater resources from the Illawarra plateau of New South Wales, researchers have developed water-tracing methods that will help detect future changes in water flow and quality.
A giant wolfish caught off the island of Hokkaido, near the Fukushima nuclear plant is raising concerns about how radiation contamination from the 2011 nuclear power plant accident has spread and the impact it's having on ecosystems and the evolution of nearby wildlife.