Latest Barbara J. Mahler Stories

2005-07-09 10:17:09

Widely used sealants add carcinogens to local streams, study finds America's love affair with the road may be polluting its fields and streams: Researchers say runoff from sealant-covered parking lots and driveways can flood nearby water systems with known carcinogens. Chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) pose well-known health risks to animals and humans and are released in automobile exhaust, lubricating oils and from tire use. Now, a joint study by the U.S. Geological...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.