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Update noise regulations to protect seals, porpoises

Scientists review recent experiments and find noise regulations may need to be changed to protect porpoises, seals, and other sea-dwelling mammals. Current guidance for...

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The demand for vanillin vastly outstrips the natural resources of this flavoring agent. A chemical process is thus used to produce the required large...

Toilet paper is an unexpected source of PFAS in wastewater

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