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Genetically inserted insecticide contaminates U.S. waterways

Add another compound to the long list of agricultural pollutants in the nation’s streams, rivers and waterways: the Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt toxin, a protein crystal known as Cry1Ab that kills caterpillars and other agricultural pests. A wide variety of crops, including 63 percent of the corn planted in the U.S. in 2009, have been [...]

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EPA tests porous pavement to combat contaminated rain runoff

EPA, runoff,parking lot, pavement

In an effort to prevent polluted parking lot rain runoff from contaminating surrounding soil and underground water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it has launched decadelong test of permeable materials to find one that can filter out impurities in rainwater before it flows to its final destination. Parking lot pavement tends to [...]

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