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Chemicals in sunscreen, aftershave may affect male fertility.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
A new study suggests chemicals in sunscreen may impair men’s ability to father children, government scientists say, but other experts question whether the chemicals wound up in men’s urine from sunscreen or through another route.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA power plant mercury rule gets US Supreme Court review.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the Obama administration went too far with new power-plant pollution caps the government estimates will cost almost $10 billion a year.
Categories: Ecological News

Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
The Beijing municipal government will discuss permanently banning vehicles from the roads on alternating days based on their number plates, to reduce traffic and air pollution, after a relatively successful test drive earlier this month.
Categories: Ecological News

Duke Energy dumping 12 million tons of coal ash near Sanford trailer park.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Until this week, residents of a small trailer park off Colon Road in Sanford didn't know the old brick mine across the street could soon be a dump for millions of tons of potentially toxic coal ash.
Categories: Ecological News

Missouri approves 10,000-hog farm despite opposition from neighbors.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Opponents of a proposed large hog-breeding operation are considering their next step after the state approved an operating permit.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge rejects settlement in Kentucky coal mining case.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Kentucky environmental regulators are so understaffed they can no longer effectively enforce clean-water rules, Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip J. Shepherd ruled on Monday in a high-profile coal mining case.
Categories: Ecological News

How America’s Thanksgiving turkeys got so huge.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Thanksgiving, the most food-focused of American holidays, provides a hearty occasion for this reminder: The dominant fruits, vegetables, and animals in modern farming are products of highly unnatural selection.
Categories: Ecological News

More trouble for Tenneco.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s announced Monday it has placed Tenneco in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program for “demonstrating indifference to its OSHA Act obligations to provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees.”
Categories: Ecological News

Obama to introduce sweeping new controls on ozone emissions.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death.
Categories: Ecological News

Ontario moves toward curbing pesticide blamed for bee deaths.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Ontario is moving closer to curbing a class of pesticides blamed for massive bee kills that endanger the pollination of crops and the environment. But farmers are infuriated by the move announced Tuesday by Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal to reduce the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-coated corn and soybean seeds by 2017.
Categories: Ecological News

Kids' asthma, wheezing and bronchitis can be linked to unventilated gas stoves, Oregon researchers say.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
As home cooks fire up their stoves for Thanksgiving, Oregon State University researchers would like parents who own gas stoves to keep this in mind: Using gas kitchen stoves without proper ventilation could be hazardous to children's respiratory health.
Categories: Ecological News

Canada reaches out to thalidomide victims.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose says she is prepared to meet with a group seeking long-term compensation for victims of the drug thalidomide. Nearly 100 victims, almost all in their early 50s, are still suffering the crippling effects of a federally approved drug their mothers took in the early 1960s.
Categories: Ecological News

Report sets out path to fracking in Maryland.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Capping three years of study, the O'Malley administration declared Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas can be done safely in western Maryland, but only after tightening regulations to reduce air and water pollution and protect residents from well contamination, noise and other disruption associated with an anticipated drilling boom.
Categories: Ecological News

Canadian protesters defy authorities over Trans Mountain pipeline.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
A proposed pipeline expansion that would transport tar sands oil through a park in British Columbia has unified Canadians from all walks of life in their opposition to the project — which they said does not respect public opinion and could endanger both land and sea.
Categories: Ecological News

26 killed in state-owned coal mine fire in Northeast China.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
A coal mine fire killed 26 workers and injured 50 others in Northeast China's Liaoning province early Wednesday, according to the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation.
Categories: Ecological News

Filipino farmers protest government research on genetically modified rice.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Jon Sarmiento, a farmer in the Cavite province in southern Manila, plants a variety of fruits and vegetables, but his main crop, rice, is under threat. He claims that approval by the Philippine government of the genetically modified 'golden rice' that is fortified with beta-carotene could ruin his livelihood.
Categories: Ecological News

Oregon food label measure headed for recount.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount.
Categories: Ecological News

Supreme Court to hear challenge to rules on mercury from power plants.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a major challenge to the limits set by the Obama administration on emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. It is the latest effort by industry groups to roll back regulations that would reduce emissions like mercury, soot, sulfur, smog and carbon dioxide.
Categories: Ecological News

Inhofe enjoys support to lead environment panel.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Republican senators who believe that climate change is happening appear to have no qualms about Sen. James Inhofe's rise to the chairmanship of the Environment and Public Works Committee. He will, however, underscore the party's divisions about the science around warming.
Categories: Ecological News

Source of lead contamination found flying under the radar.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 13 min ago
It’s a dangerous toxic for children that is essentially undetectable - lead. Over the past several decades it was banned from paint, plumbing and automobile fuel. However, the one place where lead still flies high, is in aviation fuel - specifically the fuel used in small aircrafts.
Categories: Ecological News
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