Iguanas Reintroduced to the Largest Galapagos Island After Nearly 200 Year Absence

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In 1835, Charles Darwin documented the presence of iguanas on Santiago island, the largest in the Galapagos archipelago. It probably never dawned on the pioneering naturalist that he would be the last scientist to do so. Invasive species wiped the island clean of iguanas—an ecological void that’s now been filled…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/iguanas-reintroduced-to-the-largest-galapagos-island-af-1831584615

Human Medicine Use Loading Up River Creatures With Dozens of Different Drugs

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Medicines do an excellent job of increasing the quality of life for humans around the world, but the drugs don’t stay with us forever, and are eventually flushed out into our wastewater. Now, new research suggests that not only are a staggering range of pharmaceutical products getting into the environment and…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/humans-are-inadvertently-dosing-river-critters-with-doz-1830252192