Dr. Patrick, one of the country’s leading experts in the study of freshwater ecosystems, or limnology, was an innovator of a number of environmental practices and principles.
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A Ruptured Pipe Spilled Oil Upstream of the Amazon River
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Moving oil is a dirty business, and never has that been more clear than this past month. Since March 11, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. In North and South America alone, they’ve spilled more than a million gallons of oil and toxic chemicals – enough to fill two olympic-sized swimming pools.
How bad was it? Here’s an infographic of all the oil spills, leaks and derailments in the past 30 days.
A new study printed in the European Respiratory Journal claims that 14 percent of chronic childhood asthma is caused by exposure to traffic pollution. The study, conducted in 10 European cities, challenges the accepted belief that traffic pollution merely triggers pre-existing asthma symptoms.