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Keeping Drugs Out of Our Drinking Water

Keeping Drugs Out of Our Drinking Water | Environmental Science | Scoop.it
A call to Canadians to return unused and unwanted pharmaceuticals.
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There are pharmaceuticals ending up in our water Longterm could hurt the ecosystem and the plants/animals living in themBad idea to flush or throw medication down the drainHelps the environment and you in the end when you dispose of unused, or not needed medication   I think it is a good idea to create a place that allows for medication to be thrown away in a safe place. This allows our own homes to be safer, and a place to recycle what we have not used.
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Microbiomes at the Roots: A New Look at Forest Ecology by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360

Microbiomes at the Roots: A New Look at Forest Ecology by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360 | Environmental Science | Scoop.it
With advances in genetic sequencing technology, scientists are now able to readily identify the microbes living in and around the roots of trees.
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Sea Level Rise in Kowanyama - Our World

Sea Level Rise in Kowanyama - Our World | Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Aboriginal people living on gulf coastal plains in Kowanyama are particularly susceptible to even the most minor changes in sea level.
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Rise 2 feet in the next century

Lots of monsoon floodingWater would flood the swamps and kill the plant lifeMixing of fresh and salt waterThis will affect the water in the long run This is affecting the people because the water is over running where they live and what they are able to do.
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A Key Mangrove Forest Faces Major Threat from a Coal Plant by Jeremy Hance: Yale Environment 360

A Key Mangrove Forest Faces Major Threat from a Coal Plant by Jeremy Hance: Yale Environment 360 | Environmental Science | Scoop.it
As Bangladesh makes a controversial turn to coal to produce electricity, the construction of a large coal-fired power plant is threatening the fragile ecosystem of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.
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The announcement was made that the plant was already open, instead of having the opening ceremony. 

People against the idea say that the project could kill the Sundarbans. 

Government says that the plant is created to provide power for the people in Bangladesh.

17% of Bangladesh could be engulfed by the water if the sea level rises, Sundarbans are at a low sea level.

Power plant is partnership between Bangladesh and India. 

Many endangered species live in the Sundarban. 

The water that is mixed back into the ocean and seas is a different temperature.

There could be major pollution due to the coal plant.

I think this is a very good article to read because it has valid points as to why it is bad to open a Coal plant right on a forest, and near waters. It is interesting as to why some people feel it is right, and why more feel that it is wrong. 

 

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