Pollution

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Amphibians, most of which breed in water, are susceptible to the impacts of water-borne pharmaceuticals. (Photo: Carey James Balboa/Wikimedia/cc)
What happens when the drugs used to treat humans and animals are disposed? Scientific studies published Monday in a special issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B reveal that pharmaceuticals, when flushed into land and water ecosystems, could pose risks to wildlife, from altering species' behavior to changing...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Wisconsin regulators have shut down a frac sand mine for operating without a...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
After a flyover of the region showed an abnormal orange stain in the water,...

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It seems the culture wars have gone on the open road, with diesel-truck-driving manly men asserting their manliness by rollin' coal - dumping excess fuel into their engines to rev up billowing dense black clouds of soot - onto wussy hybrid drivers, pedestrians and other liberal losers 'cause, dude, cool! Even some truck freaks argue rollin' coal anywhere except at designated drag strips is dangerous, environmentally catastrophic and dumb - aka: "an asshat move by little boys impressed with...