Anna Robuck

Marine Science

University of Rhode Island

5 articles

Why don't Americans care about chemicals?

We need chemicals for daily life, but seem to feel 'apocalypse fatigue' around their dangers

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Low doses of contaminants, long ignored, can have vast consequences

Scientists found cocaine โ€“ and a lot of other chemicals โ€“ in Minnesota snow

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We know terrifyingly little about how our bodies respond to pollutants, but that's changing

Fish DNA can change in response to pollution. What about the rest of us?

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How Shark Week hurts the very creatures it celebrates

Showing attacks makes people less likely to support protecting sharks, though they rarely bite people unless we harm their food system

We've poured thousands of manmade chemicals into the ocean. Now they're mixing in unpredictable ways.

We're just starting to learn about the effects of POP soup and what we can do about it.

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Humans appear to be worse for animals than radioactive fallout

Chernobyl's nuclear disaster reveals the unpredictability of evolution

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Toxic chemicals are being freed from melting glaciers

Scientists are finding decades-old DDT and PCB flowing from the Tibetan Plateau

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Pollution and climate change hurt children most of all

An ER doctor explains how these shifts compound childhood illness

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Only eight hurricanes hit New England in 100 years. Soon more will head for Boston

Climate change is shifting storm paths, and new targets are underprepared

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