Road de-icing, industrial activity and other culprits are pushing salt levels in rivers and streams to alarming levels.
By Tim Vernimmen, Scientific American
Our planet may have gained breathable air in the geologic blink of an eye.
By Nola Taylor Redd, Scientific American
New York City’s health department will push a plan Wednesday for new warning labels that singled out food products high in sodium on chain restaurant menus, the Associated Press reported. If the plan comes to fruition, New York will be…
By Joshua Barajas
A satellite slated to launch into space next week will study the saltiness of the oceans, and, scientists hope, provide a better grasp of extreme weather events.
By Jenny Marder
In other news Monday, a federal judge in Florida declared the health reform law enacted last year unconstitutional. Amid other rulings, the law is expected to be considered by the Supreme Court. Also, new federal guidelines called for roughly half…
By PBS NewsHour
The nuclear arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States was in full gear when the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis brought the two powers to the brink of global thermonuclear war.
In other news Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration may consider new regulations to cut sodium content in food products to help stem the growing health consequences. Also, a military group told Congress that school lunches are to blame for…
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