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All’s Not Well

Latest NewsNorth DakotaSusan Cosier
North Dakota’s oil and gas boom is scaring away grassland birds.

You Don't Know Jack(fruit)

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Prolific and nutritious, this funny-looking fruit could help feed the world.

Biting Back

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Backyard breeders are creating a new kind of hero honeybee—one that chomps off the legs of mites and saves the hive.

From the Outside In

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
The dose may make the poison, but a new study finds even low levels of certain toxins might affect our health.

Pesticide Patrol

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
A new report says the most widely used weed killer probably causes cancer.

Diseases on the Move

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Climate change helps freeloading parasites spread illness. To fight future outbreaks, we need to think of the offenders in a whole new light.

Back from the Dead Zone

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Doing just a little to curb fertilizer pollution in the Mississippi could go a long way to breathing life back into the Gulf.

Give Peas a Chance?

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
As lunchroom fights rage in Congress, some school officials are offering both carrots and sticks.

The Sour Side of Strawberries

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
California is regulating a harmful pesticide used on strawberries and other crops, but does it go far enough?

Air Pollution and Autism

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
New research suggests the dirty air that pregnant women breathe might increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder in their children.

Under the Sea

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Vast fuel reserves and mineral resources lie in the ocean depths. But so does a world we could destroy before ever understanding it.

Slipping Through the Cracks

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
We’re losing billions of gallons of fresh, clean water thanks to leaky pipes.

Don’t Drink the Farm

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Agriculture runoff is choking Lake Erie. Are lawmakers finally ready to tell farmers to knock it off?