"Asian Vultures Get Good News Ahead of International Vulture Day"

"India has taken one more step to save its three critically endangered vulture species from extinction. Last week the country finally banned large doses of diclofenac, a painkiller that is often given to cattle and buffalo but which kills any vultures that eat the carcasses of treated animals."

Source: Scientific American, 09/08/2015

"Washington State Sues U.S. Over Toxic Vapors at Nuclear Waste Site"

"The U.S. government has failed to adequately safeguard crews involved in the decades-long cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, leaving workers sickened by exposure to toxic vapors, the state said in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 09/03/2015


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