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Colorful Reptile Serves As A Health Barometer For The Impacts Of Coal Waste

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  1. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Exposure to coal combustion residues lead to higher levels of trace elements in yellow-bellied sliders, a freshwater turtle native to the Southeastern U.S., scientists have confirmed. E2307iy-nVA.gif

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  2. EctoJoJo

    EctoJoJo Well-Known Member

    I was actually just skimming through to see if there was a section on the site for recommended reads when I found this section. It's kind of interesting to see that the waste is proving to be beneficial to an aquatic species (at least in regards to bacterial immunity). I completely understand their reasoning behind using an established animal, but my mind always goes to amphibians when I think of measuring the impacts of waste since they are so sensitive to environmental conditions.

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