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Environmental Toxicologist to Discuss Zika Virus with House Science Committee in D.C.

Environmental toxicology expert Steven Presley is testifying in front of the House Science Committee about his work with mosquito-borne illnesses and how to combat Zika.

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Half of South Florida Structures at Risk of Subterranean Termite Infestation by 2040

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Figure this: Asian and Formosan subterranean termites cause about $32 billion in damage annually, worldwide, when you combine harm to structures and measures to control them. Now, UF/IFAS researchers predict these pests will dramatically increase their impact in the next two decades in South Florida and possibly across the nation.

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Common Antimicrobial Agent Rapidly Disrupts Gut Bacteria

A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut.

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IU Expert Encourages Everyone to Revisit Safe Water Practices Before Heading Into Summer

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With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to revisit safe water practices, said Bill Ramos, assistant professor of recreation, park and tourism studies and director of the aquatic institute at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.

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UF/IFAS Study: Wood Toxin Could Harm Zoo Animals

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When those cute animals gnaw on wood enclosures at a zoo, they may be risking their health by ingesting toxic levels of arsenic, UF/IFAS researchers say.

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University Turns School Into ‘Urban Laboratory’ to Combat Pollution

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A school has joined a landmark health research project at the University of Louisville designed to use nature to tackle the health impact of busy city streets

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Don’t Bug Out Over Latest Zika News

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Mom's Exposure to BPA During Pregnancy Can Put Her Baby on Course to Obesity

94 percent of pregnant women studied had detectable levels of BPA, a chemical used in water bottles, canned foods, and paper receipts.

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Towards Decommissioning Fukushima: 'Seeing' Boron Distribution in Molten Debris

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Decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant just got one step closer. Japanese researchers have mapped the distribution of boron compounds in a model control rod, paving the way for determining re-criticality risk within the reactor.

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Top Stories 5-17-2016

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Forest-Loving Moose Learning to Thrive on Farmland

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While populations of moose have been declining in much of their North American range, research from the University of Saskatchewan shows how these icons of the northern boreal forest are finding success by moving south into farmers’ fields.

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Protecting Sea Turtles, Juvenile Sea Stars, Wildfires to Increase in Alaska, and more in the Environment News Source

Protecting Sea Turtles, Juvenile Sea Stars, Wildfires to Increase in Alaska, and more in the Environment News Source

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Polluted Dust Can Impact Ocean Life Thousands of Miles Away, Study Says

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As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world’s oceans, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific Ocean.

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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

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In a Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 enlisted Army National Guard and Army Reserve members who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with a condition known as chronic multisymptom illness (CMI). The data were collected a year after the soldiers returned home.

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Top Stories 5-13-2016

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Chicken Coops, Sewage Treatment Plants Are Hot Spots of Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria most often are associated with hospitals and other health-care settings, but a new study indicates that chicken coops and sewage treatment plants also are hot spots of antibiotic resistance.

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Top Stories 5-11-2016

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