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Grassy Narrows: The lost science of mercury poisoning.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Canadian officials have never admitted to a single case of Minamata disease in northwestern Ontario despite documented mercury contamination of the people at Grassy Narrows.
Categories: Ecological News

Japanese mercury experts push Canada to help Grassy Narrows.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
The world's leading experts in mercury poisoning are urging Canada to recognize, and treat, the wide-ranging human health impacts of contamination on two First Nations in northern Ontario.
Categories: Ecological News

Since 1990, billions more have access to clean water.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
More people worldwide have gained access to an 'improved' source of drinking water, or one that is not likely to be susceptible to outside contamination, says the World Health Organization.
Categories: Ecological News

Mining company, allies spent freely to get Wisconsin bill approved.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
The recent disclosure that Gogebic Taconite donated $700,000 to a Wisconsin political group is the latest example of how the mining company and its supporters used money, influence and the allure of jobs to persuade lawmakers to relax state environmental regulations.
Categories: Ecological News

Health care and climate catastrophes.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Climate change is an urgent, complex health threat that impacts everyone on the planet. The health care sector must expand its mission to slow climate change enough to protect the natural systems that support all life on Earth, including ours.
Categories: Ecological News

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. Back in 2002, self-styled environmental expert Bjorn Lomborg consigned it to the “dustbin of history”. It doesn’t belong there.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic gulls: Quebec's contaminated bird colony offers clues about flame retardants.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Flame retardants are the 21st century’s PCBs, and Great Lakes birds still are the victims. These chemicals in the gulls of Deslauriers Island off Montreal are altering their hormones. In kestrels, they are causing aggressive behavior.
Categories: Ecological News

Mexico baffled by sudden death of thousands of fish in Lake Cajititlán.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Mexicans are baffled at the sudden death of thousands of fish in a lake in the centre of the country, a dramatic intensification of a problem that no one has yet been able to explain.
Categories: Ecological News

Possible risks of antidepressants to newborns.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
The prevailing attitude among doctors has been that depression during pregnancy is more dangerous to mother and child than any drug could be. Now a growing number of critics are challenging that assumption.
Categories: Ecological News

Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe.
Categories: Ecological News

Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Tests by the state government of Saxony show that more than one in three wild boars gave off such high levels of radiation, thought to be a legacy of Chernobyl, that they were unfit for human consumption.
Categories: Ecological News

Groups say fly ash near a Pennsylvania prison leads to health problems.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
A report released today raises concerns about inmate cancers and other serious health ailments at a state prison that sits next to a massive Fayette County, Pennsylvania, coal waste dump full of toxic fly ash.
Categories: Ecological News

Susquehanna Flats show hope for Chesapeake Bay.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
The Susquehanna Flats - a vast, grass-covered shoal at the mouth of the Susquehanna River - are a magnet for fish and the anglers who pursue them. But they're also a symbol to scientists of the Chesapeake Bay's resilience, and of its ability to rebound, if given a chance.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking's water woes: Drink or drill?

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
As fracking is set to go global, one research organization warns that some of the best plays around the world are in areas that are already facing water shortages.
Categories: Ecological News

Changing climate makes NYC stormwater management harder, health risks higher.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Scientists predict New York City will steadily become wetter, subject to more frequent and intense rainfall - and thus, more overloaded sewers and water-related health risks.
Categories: Ecological News

Mountain forest changes threaten California water supplies.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
As the globe warms, landscape transformations are occurring at higher altitudes. These landscape changes in the warming Sierra Nevada could have major repercussions for California’s economy.
Categories: Ecological News

Delhi's air pollution levels remain a problem.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Delhi's air pollution levels remain a serious health risk despite government efforts and an emergency response is needed to meet desirable air quality standards in a time-bound manner, say experts based on data accessed from pollution watchdogs.
Categories: Ecological News

Australia to scrap plan for dumping near Great Barrier Reef.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world's biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Kenya: Mothers and children scratching a living on Eldoret dump.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
At the main dump in Eldoret, a town in Kenya's Rift valley with a population of 280,000, people sift through debris, despite the risks of disease and injury, and the threat of violence. Even though primary education is free in Kenya, many children work at the dumps to help support their family.
Categories: Ecological News

Infrastructure cracks as Los Angeles defers repairs.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 48 min ago
The failure of a 90-year-old water main, which happened in July in the midst of a historic drought, no less, was hardly an isolated episode. It was the latest sign of what officials described as a continuing breakdown of the public works skeleton of the second-largest city in the nation.
Categories: Ecological News
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