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Toxic algae blooms have become more intense over the last 30 years

A new study from Monday seems to confirm an unpleasant reality: Potentially toxic algal blooms in the freshwater lakes of the world have become more intense in the last 30 years. Although climate change is not the only reason why the flowers have worsened, rising temperatures are likely to complicate the recovery of the lakes. For their study, researchers from …

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The stadium site proposed by Inter Miami is an arsenic-filled toxic mine

Photo: Wilfredo Lee (AP) The Long Waiting for David Beckham's Miami MLS Franchise The promised splendor has hit yet another unfortunate hook: the floor on which the chic New stadium to be built by Inter Miami is literally poisoned. A new report, first published by Miami Herald claims that the The Inter Miami Golf Course is planning to build the …

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Within hours of playing in a pond, three dogs died of toxic algae

Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz took their beloved dogs Abby, Izzy and Harpo to a pond in Wilmington on Thursday night to cool off. But within 15 minutes of leaving the pond, Abby, a white West Highland Terrier, got a fit. Martin took her with Izzy and Harpo directly to an animal clinic. On arrival, Izzy, another Westie, began to …

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Instagrammer warned not to swim in toxic Siberian lake

A turquoise-colored Siberian lake may be insta-perfect – but it's actually an artificial, toxic waste dump, and the company is not planning to go into the water. The lake, dubbed the Novosibirsk Maldives, which is a coal-fired plant, and contains chemicals that can cause allergic reactions. VKontakte by the Siberian Generating Company. "In the last week, our ash dump of …

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Toxic substances in glass and in the decoration of bottles for alcoholic beverages

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Bottles of beer, wine and spirits contain potentially harmful levels of toxic elements such as lead and cadmium in their enameled decorations, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Plymouth analyzed both the glass and enamelled decorations of a variety of clear and colored bottles available in stores and supermarkets. They showed that cadmium, …

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Astrocytes protect neurons from toxic accumulation

Neurons (red) divert toxic molecules via lipid droplets (green) to astrocytes (gray). Picture credits: Maria Ioannou Astrocytes are an overwhelmed garrison of nerve cells. The brain cells collect damaged lipids secreted by hyperactive neurons and then recycle these toxic molecules into energy. This is reported by researchers from the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute of May …

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Seriously, Meryl Streep? & # 39; Toxic Masculinity & # 39; Does not hurt men – it kills them Arwa Mahdawi | world news

Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a feminist and sexist newsletter sent every Saturday. #NotAllMen, says Meryl Streep Meryl Streep is not a big fan of the phrase "venomous masculinity". apparently. During a panel discussion about the new season of Big Little Lies, the cast began to talk about how many men enjoyed the women-led show; Then Streep announced, …

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Microsoft Xbox Moderation to Reduce Toxic Content

Mikaila Ulmer (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speak on April 20, 2016 at the KeyArena in Seattle on We Day on stage. Mat Hayward | We day | Getty Images With Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other social platforms coming under fire for hate speech, Microsoft is trying to thwart toxic comments from its 63 million Xbox Live users. Gaming …

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Amazon agrees to stop selling children's products containing illegal amounts of toxic metals

A light green, frog-shaped pencil case targeting children on Amazon, according to a Washington Attorney General's investigation, contained 80 times the legal limit on lead. This was one of dozens of children's school supplies sold on Amazon.com for illegal levels of toxic metals. The investigation was conducted by Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office at the Washington State Department of Ecology …

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YouTube has reportedly prevented employees from reporting toxic content

For years, YouTube ignored its employees' requests to target and mine toxic videos to increase engagement, Bloomberg reports. According to more than 20 former and current YouTube employees, employees would make suggestions to curb the spread of videos with disruptive extremist content and / or conspiracy theories, but the leadership was reportedly more interested in stepping up engagement than those …

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