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'Worrisome Levels' of Arsenic in Rice

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"Worrisome levels of arsenic" were found in rice in a study of 200 rice products.


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Ocean-in-a-Box to Test Future CO2 Impact on Polar Environments

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Reuters (Jan. 13, 2014) — A team of international scientists is preparing to test the effect of heightened CO2 levels in waters around Antarctica, to learn more about the impact of conditions expected over the next century. The researchers will be using technology that replicates future expected acidity levels to see how plants and animals respond. Rob Muir reports.
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Drought in Rio Region Brings Water Levels to a Critical Low

Drought in Rio Region Brings Water Levels to a Critical Low

AFP (Nov. 12, 2014) — Water levels for the state of Rio de Janeiro are at critically low levels after a drought that has lasted several months. Duration: 01:15 Video provided by AFP
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Hydropower on the Mekong: Progress or Folly?

Hydropower on the Mekong: Progress or Folly?

Deutsche Welle (June 3, 2013) — The Mekong River is the lifeblood of some 60 million people. It provides the conditions necessary for rice cultivation and a rich supply of freshwater fish. But Laos has identified its potential as a provider of energy. The country wants to become the "powerhouse" of Southeast Asia and is planning to build six hydropower plants on the river. But environmentalists and neighboring countries object to the plans, fearing the ecological consequences of the project, as well as the effect on the people living by the river. The Mekong River is home to some 700 species of fish, whose downriver passage will be disrupted by the construction of the dams. Critics say both the fishing and the tourist industries will suffer as a result of the project.
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