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Algal blooms and cyanotoxins in Jordan Lake, North Carolina, US, study

01/03/2018

Researchers create more complete picture of freshwater toxic algal blooms. eurekalert.org. February 28, 2018.   Using two different measurement methods, researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a two-year study of North Carolina’s Jordan Lake in which they monitored toxic algal blooms. The researchers found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms are present year-round, albeit […]


HCN ice in Titan’s high-altitude southern polar cloud, a new article

02/10/2014

Swirling cloud at Titan’s pole is cold and toxic. sciencedaily.com. October 01, 2014. Summary:Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have discovered that a giant, toxic cloud is hovering over the south pole of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, after the atmosphere there cooled dramatically. The scientists found that this giant polar vortex contains frozen particles […]


The worst massacre in Zimbabwe:poachers have poisoned waterholes with cyanide to kill 300 elephants

23/10/2013

Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide.By Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing. telegraph.co.uk. October 20,  2013. Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe’s biggest nature reserve – three times the original estimate – as new photos show the scale of the slaughter.See previous related news: Poachers in Zimbabwe have poisoned waterholes in […]


Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park: 91 elephant carcasses had been found, victims of cyanide

03/10/2013

CYANIDE POISONING, ELEPHANTS – ZIMBABWE (02): (HWANGE NATIONAL PARK)********************************************************************A ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.orgProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseaseshttp://www.isid.org. Date: Sun 29 Sep 2013Source: IOL (Independent Online, South Africa) [edited]http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/zim-elephant-deaths-soar-1.1584080#.Uk2IP4ZLOrh While African heads of state made measured long-range commitments to intensify anti-wildlife poaching measures at a UN summit in New York this week […]


Trivia # 20: toxic plants

14/09/2009

Toxicological Trivia  From September 14, 2009:  the common following  plants, like plum pits, apricot, peach, bitter almond, bitter cassava, cherry laurel and linseed,   have this toxic element: a) cyanogenetic glycosides; b) Urushiol; c) Grayanotoxin.Answer a. Read more in Spanish  "cyanide"


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