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California upholds auto emissions standards, setting up face-off with Trump.

The vote, by the California Air Resources Board, is the boldest indication yet of California’s plan to stand up to President Trump’s agenda.
Categories: Ecological News

Ticks thrive during Erie's mild winter.

Erie County's winter was so mild that deer ticks spent much of the season searching for a blood meal instead of going dormant or dying.
Categories: Ecological News

The plant next door.

A Louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the EPA will be measured in illness and death.
Categories: Ecological News

What’s the best way to protect people from lead-tainted drinking water?

Some say it’s better corrosion control. Others say it’s getting lead service lines out of the system altogether. But many observers agree that current federal regulations are totally inadequate.
Categories: Ecological News

Decline of ancient trade route deepens Yemeni food crisis.

A two-year-old civil war has severely restricted the flow of food into the main Yemeni cargo ports of Hodeidah and Salif on the Red Sea.
Categories: Ecological News

TransCanada drops legal action as Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline.

The energy company celebrated the news and announced it was dropping legal challenges against the U.S. government.
Categories: Ecological News

Toyota launches air-purifying billboards in California to help solve pollution problem.

Toyota is road testing a radical idea to clean up California's troublesome air pollution problem by using advertising billboards to act as giant filters.
Categories: Ecological News

Coke and Pepsi get mixed reviews in bid to clean up Brazil sugar supplies.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's efforts to stop illegal land seizures by sugar suppliers in Brazil have made progress but Coke has had the greater impact and its competitor needs to do more, a World Bank conference heard this week.
Categories: Ecological News

As in Flint, cost-cutting may be to blame for Pittsburgh’s high lead levels.

The decision to switch to a cheaper, less-effective treatment chemical was likely a major contributor to the recent spike in lead levels in Pittsburgh's drinking water.
Categories: Ecological News

It's time for a vote on Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

If we’re serious about climate change and carbon emissions, then we’re going to have to get serious about nuclear power. And to do that, we’re going to need the Yucca Mountain repository for nuclear waste.
Categories: Ecological News

NJ needs to keep children safe from lead poisoning.

The crisis - and yes, it is a crisis - demands a real commitment on the part of our leaders to keep our children's bodies safe as we nurture their minds.
Categories: Ecological News

Asbestos still causes cancer. Why is it still used?

Despite the known risks of asbestos exposure, it continues to be used, and asbestos-related cancer deaths have increased.
Categories: Ecological News

Want to end TB? Diagnose and treat all forms of the disease.

Tuberculosis transmitted from animals to humans is a growing concern in poor countries.
Categories: Ecological News

First Bumble Bee Finally Gets the Endangered Species Protection it Desperately Needs

ENN Climate - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:09
A bumble bee that is quickly disappearing will finally get the protection it needs under the Endangered Species Act.
Categories: Ecological News

Watergrabbing.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Historically the source of many conflicts, water grabbing is the control and theft of water resources by the powerful, often at the expense of local populations and ecosystems. It can result in dispossession, displacement and ecological destruction.
Categories: Ecological News

Long process to treat water.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Turning sewage into something clean enough to release into a river requires multiple stages of treatment.
Categories: Ecological News

Downstream from a coal mine, villages in Indonesian Borneo suffer from water pollution.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Residents say the Santan River in East Kalimantan, once a vital source of clean water, has been severely degraded by a coal mine.
Categories: Ecological News

MEPs urge Juncker not to renew glyphosate licence.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
A group of MEPs has asked the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, not to renew the marketing authorisation of glyphosate, the world's most widely used weedkiller.
Categories: Ecological News

Asbestos-linked cancer remains a killer, just as asbestos remains commonly used.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
At least 80% of people diagnosed with mesothelioma have had confirmed exposure to asbestos. Others likely had exposure without realizing it since it can take decades before mesothelioma develops in the thin lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen and heart.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change played key role in Syrian civil war and helped Brexit, Al Gore says.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
An historic drought in Syria led to that nation’s civil war, which, in turn, helped Brexit pass in England, according to former United States Vice President Al Gore who explained his theory at a conference in London this week.
Categories: Ecological News
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