Dam breach reported at former NC coal plant, raising fears that toxic coal ash may pollute Cape Fear River

  1. Dam breach reported at former NC coal plant, raising fears that toxic coal ash may pollute Cape Fear River  Washington Post
  2. Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Power Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River  New York Times
  3. Hurricane Florence May Have Caused a Duke Energy Dam Breach in North Carolina  TheStreet.com
  4. After Florence, coal ash worries linger  Politico
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Study shows toxic effects of oil dispersant on oysters following deepwater horizon spill

A new study finds that oysters likely suffered toxic effects from the oil dispersant Corexit® 9500 when it was used to clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Researchers determined this by comparing the low levels of toxicity of oil, the dispersant and a mixture of the two on Eastern oysters.
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'You Did This To Him': Ariana Grande, Mac Miller and the Demonization of Women in Toxic Relationships

  1. ‘You Did This To Him’: Ariana Grande, Mac Miller and the Demonization of Women in Toxic Relationships  Rolling Stone
  2. The Light and Dark in Mac Miller  The Atlantic
  3. Autopsy performed on rapper Mac Miller, more tests needed  Washington Post
  4. Mac Miller Dead at 26 … Apparent Overdose  TMZ
  5. Blue slide will be repainted for Mac Miller vigil on Tuesday  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Argentine corruption scandal takes a toxic turn: Fernandez lawyer

The scandal that started with a former Argentine official stashing cash in a convent and deepened when records of alleged bribe payments were published took new turn on Monday with accusations by a lawyer for former President Cristina Fernandez that a dressing room in her apartment might have been contaminated by a toxic substance.


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Toxic homes: The invisible threat after Hurricane Harvey

  1. Toxic homes: The invisible threat after Hurricane Harvey  CBS News
  2. A Year After Devastating Storm, Houston Area Votes on Record Bond  Bloomberg
  3. ‘Don’t take it for granted’: Family who lost home in Hurricane Harvey reflects 1 year later  ABC News
  4. When heavy rain falls, anxiety returns for many survivors of Hurricane Harvey  Washington Post
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Stressed, toxic, zombie cells seen for 1st time in Alzheimer's

Tau protein accumulation is common across 20 human brain diseases. Researchers have found stressed, senescent cells in Alzheimer’s disease, and established a link between tau tangles and this cell stress. The scientists used a senolytic therapy to clear the senescent cells and tau tangles in Alzheimer’s mice, which improved both brain function and structure.
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Toxic ‘red tide’ in Florida causes spike in manatee deaths

Toxic ‘red tide’ in Florida causes spike in manatee deathsManatee deaths have shot up this year as a toxic tide of red algae continues to sweep the Gulf of Mexico. More of these aquatic mammals, also known as sea cows, have died so far in 2018 than in the whole of 2017. Experts have blamed a combination of the cold snap at the beginning of the year and the red tide that has struck Florida this summer.


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