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"'Vaccines Court' Rejects Mercury-Autism Link in 3 Test Cases"

"The federal 'vaccines court' ruled Friday in three separate cases that the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal does not cause autism, a finding that supports the broad scientific consensus on the matter but that greatly disappointed parents who are convinced that their child's illness was caused by vaccines."

Source: LA Times, 03/15/2010

"Report: Climate Change Is Taking a Toll on U.S. Bird Populations"

"North American bird species are 'facing a new threat -- climate change -- that could dramatically alter their habitat and food supply and push many species towards extinction,' said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Thursday when he announced the new report, 'The State of the Birds: 2010 Report on Climate Change.'"

Source: Scientific American, 03/15/2010


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