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By Meghan Bartels / On March 13th, 2015

Pitcher plants trap and eat insects.

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 24th, 2014

The recovery of black-footed ferrets is one of the success stories of conservation biology.

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 25th, 2013

Today's pick, Evolution in a Toxic World, comes from our Marketing Assistant, Meghan Bartels.

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By Admin / On November 16th, 2012

The 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry just wrapped up in Long Beach, California. In celebration of the latest meeting, this Friday's #ForewordFriday selection comes from...

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By Emily Monosson / On November 16th, 2012

Salamanders, fish and perhaps even humans are evolving fast in response to toxic chemicals. Is that bad? In the hemlock and oak forests of northeastern Connecticut, Steve Brady stood thigh deep in black muck and scooped up a handful of spotted salamander...

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By Admin / On September 11th, 2012

Emily Monosson chats with Karen Weintraub of the Boston Globe Karen Weintraub...

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By Emily Monosson / On May 17th, 2012

1. Chemicals that were once lethal can become essential for life

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By Paul Ehrlich / On August 27th, 2008

Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich delivered a seminar to the Long Now Foundation a few weeks ago, and you can watch it here. Ehrlich offers an overview of the "state of the world" from the point of view...