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This week in the News Feb 18 – 25th, 2019

This week in review: Antibiotics are swimming in our oceans & the concentration is getting higher and higher each year, dying bumblebees in Poland & dwindling biodiversity, the best climate friendly foods,

Science News: Pharmaceutical residues in fresh water pose a growing environmental risk. Radboud University Nijmegen . Antibiotics are increasing in concentration in our water supply & killing good bacteria.

The Guardian: We’ve had an apocalyptic warning: now will we care about biodiversity? Martha Gill The report finds that 20% of the Earth’s vegetated surface has become less productive, and what is growing on it is one notch away from being wiped out.

BBC News: Apples or raspberries? The best climate-friendly foods.
Food production is responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming, according to a University of Oxford study.

CBC: Feds to conduct environmental assessment of Boat Harbour cleanup. Ottawa decides possible adverse environmental effects must be reviewed.

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