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Bill aims to protect communities of color from polluting concrete facilities.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
Senator Borris Miles’ bill requires concrete crushing facilities to be located at least 440 yards away from parks and playgrounds.
Categories: Ecological News

Deadly toxic air enters bloodstream 15 minutes after cyclists inhale it.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
A groundbreaking study shows for the first time that nanoparticles in vehicle emissions are able to “cross the barrier” from the lungs into blood vessels.
Categories: Ecological News

Mining violence survivors demand justice in Toronto.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
Rapes, beatings, and arrests are common at the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea, nearly 50 percent of which is owned by the Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold.
Categories: Ecological News

These environmental heroes stood up to corporate interests—and won.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
The 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize awardees demonstrate the power of individuals to protect their communities and their resources against the harmful operations of powerful industries.
Categories: Ecological News

One big legal obstacle keeps Trump from undoing greenhouse gas regulation.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
The Supreme Court backed a federal rule that CO2 emissions endanger health, and the White House is having trouble working around it.
Categories: Ecological News

The cheap energy revolution is here, and coal won’t cut it.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
Fifteen charts about how Trump is building a dangerous “age of plenty on steroids.”
Categories: Ecological News

Talking climate policy, transit, and high-speed rail with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
The governor is willing, but the legislature … not so much.
Categories: Ecological News

Air pollution: 'Heart disease link found.'

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs' protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic diesel particles penetrate right through to the heart, scientists warn.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
Toxic particles from diesel vehicles can work their way through the lungs and into the bloodstream, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers have proved for the first time.
Categories: Ecological News

Congress nears deal on help for miners.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he wants a long-term fix for miners' healthcare benefits in the next government funding bill, moving Congress closer to a deal on the issue.
Categories: Ecological News

Edible insects give Mexicans a taste of history – and maybe the future.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
Mexican chefs are embracing entomophagy, or bug eating, amid heightened interest in their country's heritage. But the high-protein, low-impact cuisine could have lessons for the rest of the world, as well.
Categories: Ecological News

Study bolsters evidence that pesticides contribute to honeybee colony collapse.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
A new study finds that controversial neonicotinoids pesticides, restricted in many parts of Europe but allowed in the U.S., significantly impairs honeybees’ ability to fly.
Categories: Ecological News

The Match.com of seed saving.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
The Center for Food Safety rolls out a new site for seed saving and seed swapping, aimed at the tech-savviest generation of growers.
Categories: Ecological News

Zinke to review more than 2 dozen national monuments ‘to make sure the people have a voice.’

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
The Interior secretary suggests some of President Trump's predecessors stretched the meaning of the monuments act to put millions of acres off limits to development.
Categories: Ecological News

Can we eat our way out of the lionfish invasion?

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
Yes, say chefs and conservationists. But only if traps or robots can bring in more lionfish from depths divers can't reach.
Categories: Ecological News

NY wants to require cleaning products to disclose all ingredients.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
New York State wants to require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose all ingredients and trace contaminants added during processing if the compounds are considered threats to public health or the environment.
Categories: Ecological News

Emerging crisis: In Toba Tek Singh, clean water a scarcity.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
In Toba Tek Singh, the city of famous Sikh saint Teko Singh and a dry region within Punjab, India, fresh water is scarce and contaminate by industrial pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Obesity "frightening" in Latin America, driving disease and draining economies.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
More than two thirds of people living in Chile, Ecuador and Mexico are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease and straining health services, a U.N. report said on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Nearly 200 million chickens, turkeys and cows are making a mess of the Shenandoah River.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
The river's diminished water quality poses health hazards for people, according to a new report, which faults Virginia officials for not adequately warning rafters, anglers and swimmers.
Categories: Ecological News

Will Sonny Perdue, Trump's agriculture pick, stand up for the little guy? Don't bank on it.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 39 min ago
In November, America’s beleaguered rural citizens voted against the status quo - but that’s exactly what Trump’s new agriculture secretary looks set to ensure.
Categories: Ecological News
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