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Dragonflies reveal how toxic mercury moves in nature

Ecologists often rely on health data of fish and bird populations to measure a region’s mercury contamination. But this analysis can be expensive, time consuming, and exclude many desert ecosystems. Yet, one creature is easily found in almost any habitat that contains even minimal amounts of water—dragonflies. Now, after enlisting volunteers to gather the insects’ […]

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The best air quality monitors in 2024

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Stan Horaczek Nothing beats a breath of fresh air, but air can be contaminated by chemicals, soot, wildfire smoke, and other forest fire byproducts, making an air quality monitor a valuable tool. Even those with the

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