Scientists Want to Use Honey From Beehives to Monitor Pollution

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When Kate Smith brings her samples into the lab, she has to wear a special suit. Even a speck of dust brought in on her shoes could contaminate the samples. What makes them so delicate? Well, Smith’s samples are honey—sweet, sweet honey that can tell the story of what chemicals have infiltrated the environment near…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-want-to-use-honey-from-beehives-to-monitor-p-1833237669

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