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My Turn: Fukushima radiation in Pacific reaches West Coast

...ecosphere for 300 years, long-term bio-accumulation and bio-concentration of cesium isotopes in the food chain ? in this case the ocean food chain ? is the perpetually worsening consequence of what has spilled and is still pouring from Fukushima...
Boosting OT: Obama calls for broader coverage

WASHINGTON - They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.With...
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Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming that represents an important link in the Arctic food chain has been successfully grown in laboratory conditions...serve as a key middle link in a relatively short Arctic food chain, he said. They feed on plankton and become prey for...
NOAA warns of warmer, less productive Pacific

...Gulf of Alaska now has spread across most of the West Coast. The Pacific is marking record high temperatures this year and last. Scientists say the trend is hurting the simple marine organisms that make up the base of the Pacific food chain.
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...northernmost community, was not considered for leasing. It's an area of abundant tiny organisms at the bottom of the ocean food chain that draws predators from seabirds to gray whales.Leasing in past sales has been prohibited in marine areas used for...
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France OKs health care bill targeting anorexia, cigarettes

...France's influential wine lobby.CHILD OBESITYIn a step that would require changes to the business model of some fast-food chains, the bill would ban free-refill soda fountains in restaurants in a move aimed at combatting obesity.Touraine...
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On the Trails: Eating lichens

...that ramify from this lichen base. Some lichens accumulate certain organic pollutants, which are then passed on up the food chain to caribou and deer, and thence to predators such as wolves and humans, where the pollutants become concentrated...
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

...biological support for this subspecies contention. The wolves in Southeast Alaska move from island to island following the food chain, namely the Sitka black tail deer. Evidence shows that deer move back and forth from the mainland to the islands. Their...
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity," Walsh said. "It's survival out there. It's not a nice place to be unless you're at the top of the food chain, and even then you're affected by changes in your environment."
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Letter: Sustaining Earth and its ecosystems

...requisites like clean air and water resources to the denigration of our nutritional needs through dismemberment of the food-chain - instigated then buttressed by capitalism's "profit-maximization" technique to innovate has become a challenge...


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