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Study finds mother’s exposure to pollution during pregnancy can affect baby.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Women exposed to high levels of traffic pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth to a child with weak lungs, researchers said yesterday.
Categories: Ecological News

UN experts: Detroit should restore water to poor.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
United Nations human rights experts described Detroit's mass water shut-offs as "a man-made perfect storm" Monday and called on city officials to restore water to those unable to pay, including those with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
Categories: Ecological News

Staff crunch, poor upkeep hit Bhopal gas tragedy research institute.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
A national level research institute meant to study the impact of Bhopal gas tragedy on health of the survivors and environment around the abandoned Union Carbide factory is limping with staff crunch, poor facilities and little progress on research front.
Categories: Ecological News

World's scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end "burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists."
Categories: Ecological News

Texas on lonely side of battle over ozone pollution.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
At the state agency responsible for protecting Texans from pollution, a cadre of scientists is now marshaling its arguments to fight tougher federal standards on ozone levels — even as the overwhelming majority of the scientific community heads in the other direction.
Categories: Ecological News

Algal blooms in Lake Erie demand more resources from state and feds.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
To its credit — as the Ohio legislature dithers on the toxic algal blooms that left half a million residents without safe drinking water for three days — the Kasich administration has crafted a coordinated, if limited, plan to focus resources on a few key initiatives.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola fear shows science denial spreads quickly.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Whether it involves Ebola, climate change or childhood vaccines, opinions have somehow become counterbalancing facts to scientific conclusions, giving the perception that the mutterings of the uninformed are worth hearing. They are, in most cases, not.
Categories: Ecological News

Limiting global warming to 2°C: the philosophy and the science.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Industrial civilization must become technologically, economically, politically, and morally sustainable to hold the earth’s temperature below 2°C (3.6°F) higher than its preindustrial average. The problem is not insurmountable.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal seam gas, or clean drinking water. It can’t be both.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
There are few things more fundamental to our health and wellbeing than access to clean air and water. Australia is lucky enough to have some of the highest quality drinking water in the world, due in no small part to the protection of our drinking water catchments.
Categories: Ecological News

Loaded with lead: How gun ranges poison workers and shooters.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
The youngsters knew their sport could be dangerous, even deadly. But for the junior team at the Vancouver, Washington, Rifle and Pistol Club, the peril that emerged from their sport didn’t come from a stray bullet. It came from lead (Part 3 of 3).
Categories: Ecological News

Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex.'

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Chemicals found in PVC flooring, plastic shower curtains, processed food and other trappings of modern life may be sapping women’s interest in sex.
Categories: Ecological News

The drilling industry's explosion problem.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
The oil and gas industry has more deaths from fires and explosions than any other private industry, according to an EnergyWire review of federal labor statistics. It employs less than 1 percent of the U.S. workforce, but in the past five years it has had more than 10 percent of all workplace fatalities from fires and explosions.
Categories: Ecological News

New report: USDA must act to drive down dangerously high poultry pathogen rates.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture must set strict pathogen limits for poultry products with the highest contamination rates and find ways to measure a poultry plant's success with these new standards, according to a government report.
Categories: Ecological News

Drive to mine the deep sea raises concerns over impacts.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood.
Categories: Ecological News

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That's because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example.
Categories: Ecological News

US takes the helm of council assigned to deal with fast-changing Arctic.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
The Obama administration is pushing to make climate change a focal point as the United States becomes the new leader of the international Arctic Council, a move that is winning praise from environmentalists, even though it's unclear how it may translate into action.
Categories: Ecological News

Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

Researchers cast doubt on China's goals to cut air pollution.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
In September of 2013, the Chinese State Council declared an ambitious war against the country's worsening air quality. However, recent research says that China is likely to fail to meet most of its targets by 2017.
Categories: Ecological News

A year after North Dakota oil spill, cleanup goes on.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
One year after a pipeline rupture flooded a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota with more than 20,000 barrels of crude, Tesoro Corp. is still working around the clock cleaning up the oil spill -- one of the largest to happen onshore in U.S. history.
Categories: Ecological News

Inside the Ebola wars.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 43 min ago
As Ebola enters a deepening relationship with the human species, the question of how it is mutating has significance for every person on earth.
Categories: Ecological News
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