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Interactive video lesson plan for: Colorado's Bright Yellow River, and Why Fruit Flies Mate

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This week on SciShow News, toxic waste from an abandoned mine turned a river yellow, and new research shows that threatened fruit flies may have more diverse offspring.
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Sources:
http://www.vox.com/2015/8/10/9126853/epa-mine-spill-animas
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gold-mines-waste-sludge-spreads-downriver-into-new-mexico-1439062334
http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_28608746/epas-colorado-mine-disaster-plume-flows-west-toward
http://www.epaosc.org/site/site_profile.aspx?site_id=11082
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/874e558c369d4ff3935b5cfaeea470e1/thousands-mines-toxic-water-lie-under-west
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/10/what-the-epa-was-doing-when-it-sent-yellow-sludge-spilling-into-a-colorado-creek/
http://www.wired.com/2015/08/epa-accidentally-turned-river-toxicand-orange/
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/us/durango-colorado-mine-spill-environmental-protection-agency.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2015-08/ncsu-wff080615.php

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