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WWF: UK oil company must quit Virunga Park

The Ecologist Magazine - 2 hours 50 min ago
Following the shooting of Virunga's chief warden last week, WWF is calling on UK oil company Soco International PLC to pull out of the Park and respond to allegations made in a new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Categories: Ecological News

Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
The Beijing municipal government recently announced an ambitious plan to build a large seawater desalination facility near the Bohai Gulf to produce one million tons of fresh water per day to ease Beijing’s water crisis. Bohai, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, has some of the most polluted waters in China.
Categories: Ecological News

Minorities exposed to more contaminated air than whites.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that minorities are 40 percent more likely to breathe in air contaminated with nitrogen dioxide. They're calling it the "pollution gap." Los Angeles ranked among the top ten metropolitan areas with the widest disparity.
Categories: Ecological News

Potential for human superbugs in cow dung.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
A U.S. study has found that cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics.
Categories: Ecological News

Food Freedom movement grows with help from left.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
As buying local has become all the rage and concerns about industrialized agriculture more widespread, the right-leaning food freedom cause is gaining steam and increasingly finding allies on the left. Advocates hope that supporting small producers doesn't outweigh food safety efforts.
Categories: Ecological News

A belly full of beaks.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
Marine biologists, probing two rare species of sperm whales, are establishing a baseline for the health of the animals and the environment they live in by rummaging through the stomach contents of dead whales.
Categories: Ecological News

New rules for chemicals needed to protect health.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
U.S. Congress has utterly failed to effectively regulate the chemical industry, and thus shares responsibility for widespread toxic chemical contamination of people and the environment.
Categories: Ecological News

Harper government's move on humpback whale is an epic fail.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
When it comes to weighing the environmental impact of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, the government should err on the side of caution. In the case of the humpback whale, it is not even coming close to giving the impression of doing so.
Categories: Ecological News

‘Bee friendly’ choice reiterates need to solve die-offs.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
Fears about neonicotinoids are not subsiding, nor are there more answers about impacts. Given that, it's good consumers will have more insecticide choices this gardening season.
Categories: Ecological News

Scorecard for a greener Chicago.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
Clean air, clean water, cleaner energy and fewer toxics are important values shared by all Chicagoans. Let’s be proud of our accomplishments and progress, and let’s seize opportunities to advance a cleaner, greener and safer community for all.
Categories: Ecological News

The change within: The obstacles we face are not just external.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
Because of the way our daily lives have been altered by both market and technological triumphalism, we lack many of the observational tools necessary to convince ourselves that climate change is real - let alone the confidence to believe that a different way of living is possible.
Categories: Ecological News

The costs of fresh water in a changing world.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
The convergence of aquifer depletion from increasing agricultural, industrial and municipal water use with more frequent and intense extreme-weather events creates an urgency to develop new, reliable sources of fresh water.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas freezes agency's funding after air pollution data released.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
A few casual words and the early release of some scientific data have cost the San Antonio region much-needed state funds to battle its growing air pollution problem. The misstep, which appears to have been unintentional, highlights the sensitivity of studying oil and gas pollution in business-friendly Texas.
Categories: Ecological News

New map could refocus California's pollution battles.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks.
Categories: Ecological News

US urged to tackle lead in aviation gasoline.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
Consumer advocates, public health workers and environmental groups here are calling on the federal government to take a formal step towards regulating the use of lead in aviation gasoline, despite a failure to do so for nearly two decades. The United States is one of the few countries that continue to allow the use of lead in aviation gasoline.
Categories: Ecological News

Suit alleges shoe boxes contain ingredient in rat repellent.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
A major manufacturer of anti-fungal products has filed suit in Los Angeles against a competitor, contending that hundreds of thousands of shoe boxes coming into U.S. ports each day could contain a chemical used in rat repellent.
Categories: Ecological News

One man's obsession with EPA and toxic waste in his neighborhood leads all the way to the Supreme Court.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
For most of the past decade, Tate MacQueen has dedicated himself to getting toxic waste left in his Asheville, N.C., neighborhood cleaned up. MacQueen isn't just angry with the former owner of the facility, CTS Corp, but also EPA, which he says has criminally mismanaged the site.
Categories: Ecological News

Baltimore, other big cities back EPA in Bay cleanup dispute.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
Baltimore has joined with other major U.S. cities in defending the federal government's authority to impose a "pollution diet" on the Chesapeake Bay.
Categories: Ecological News

Brushing teeth with sewer water next step as Texas faces drought.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
Wichita Falls, a city of more than 104,000, suffering the worst drought on record, is about to become the first place in the U.S. to treat sewage and pump it directly back to residents.
Categories: Ecological News

In South Carolina, leaders reconsider drilling along the coastline.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 31 min ago
The push to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean is gaining momentum and dividing people along the grand coast of South Carolina, where some local leaders fear what it could mean for tourism.
Categories: Ecological News
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