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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work, but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both their work and the broader topics of their expertise. 

To set up interviews, contact: 

Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

Jul 18, 2013

BRI's Migratory Bird Work Featured in Boston Globe

From a Disaster Now Comes a Renewal

For decades, the 35-acre site of the Nyanza Color and Chemical Co. in Ashland, Massachusetts was a literal dumping ground. Mercury, used solvents, chemical waste, and heavy metals were disposed of and buried, or simply allowed to leak into the ground, on the property. The location became one of the country’s first Superfund sites, and in 1998, Nyanza representatives settled for $3 million with state and federal entities in an attempt to mitigate its legacy of contamination.

Now, 15 years later, 11 projects are underway to study, restore, and improve—as well as provide access to and education about—the Sudbury River and its watershed area, at a proposed cost of $4.72 million (some of that funding coming not only from the settlement, but from various local, state, and federal entities).

Click here for the full article.

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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