Marin Study Reveals Cancer Killing California Sea Lions Is Caused By STDFor decades, sea lions along the West Coast have been plagued by a lethal form of cancer. Now, Marin researchers have determined the cause of the disease and how it holds both promise, and shame, for mankind.
Decades-Old Pollution Linked to Cancer in California Sea LionsA team of marine mammal pathology experts examining two decades of data have determined the likely causes of a mysterious cancer killing sea lions include DDT and other legacy toxins dumped into the sea years ago.
Pesticides, DDT Found In Animals At Sequoia National ParkA new study on the long term impact of agricultural pesticides has found traces of so-called "legacy pollutants" including DDT in Western pond turtles, insects and soil sediment at Sequoia National Park.
Big Sur Condors Hurt By Banned Pesticide DDTCondors were reintroduced to the rugged coast of Big Sur in 1997. Now, researchers say the banned pesticide DDT has harmed the birds' ability to reproduce in the wild.
DDT Discharge Still Polluting SF Bay Near Richmond Despite Clean Up EffortsA half-century after California officials found that large amounts of the pesticide DDT were discharged into a San Francisco Bay canal, the chemical is still poisoning fish and posing a threat to human health.
Richmond Superfund Site Remains Contaminated Despite EPA CleanupFish at 2 waterways in Richmond’s Inner Harbor have shown steadily higher levels of pesticide contamination despite the clean-up of an adjacent Superfund site more than 16 years ago.
New Consumption Guidelines Issued For San Francisco Bay FishNew safety guidelines have been issued for eating fish caught in San Francisco Bay, the first such update in 17 years.