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The worst disasters of 2014.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
From catastrophic flooding to the “polar vortex,” a look at some of the year’s most devastating events.
Categories: Ecological News

Money and time will be needed to clean up an old chemical plant buried in St. Louis, Michigan.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
There are a lot of former industrial sites in Michigan that need to be cleaned up, but the Velsicol Superfund sites in St. Louis, Michigan are unusual in their size and in the amount of nasty chemicals lurking in the ground where people live, work and play.
Categories: Ecological News

Assessing the damage to Berry’s Creek.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
For decades, Berry’s Creek has been degraded by dangerous levels of mercury, cancer-causing PCBs and other contaminants that migrated off three Superfund sites and other industrial properties in New Jersey's Meadowlands.
Categories: Ecological News

Christmas tree farms a gift for beneficial bugs.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
A year-long study of Christmas tree farms by a local N.C. State researcher finds that when it comes to pollinators and other beneficial insects, Christmas tree farms keep on giving long after the holiday season is over.
Categories: Ecological News

Santa's nontoxic toys.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Most contaminated toys are imported from countries like China, where lax regulations make it easier for manufacturers to produce products for children that contain dangerous levels of heavy metals like lead and chromium.
Categories: Ecological News

Michigan, a comeback state for clean energy.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
When it comes to energy, Michigan has a tremendous opportunity to truly live up to Gov. Rick Snyder’s charge to become a comeback state. We are well-positioned to reduce our reliance on outdated technology such as dirty coal plants and invest in renewable energy like wind and solar.
Categories: Ecological News

One-stop science shop has become a favorite of industry - and Texas.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Michael Dourson’s organization - TERA - filled a gap left by the EPA, which has evaluated the safety of only 558 of 84,000 chemicals on the market today. But an investigation shows the firm has close ties to chemical manufacturers, tobacco companies and other industry interests.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA to issue new regulations for the disposal of coal ash.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill took out part of a Tennessee town, 10 months after a cascade of toxic grey sludge fouled a North Carolina river, the Obama administration is poised to unveil the first rules for the disposal of coal ash on Friday.
Categories: Ecological News

Heart experts warn of air pollution dangers.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Air pollution should be one of the avoidable heart risk factors – just like smoking and excess fat – that doctors warn patients to steer clear of, according to a new statement from 20 heart experts.
Categories: Ecological News

Duke agrees to clean up last of South Carolina’s coal ash ponds.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
After nearly three decades of safety questions, Duke Energy is joining other South Carolina utilities in agreeing to clean up toxic coal ash that has polluted groundwater and threatened rivers across the Palmetto State.
Categories: Ecological News

Washington D.C. expands do-not-drink advisory; tests reveal petroleum.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
D.C. Water expanded the boundaries of a do-not-drink advisory that closed three schools and left residents in part of two neighborhoods without drinkable water for more than 24 hours. Officials also said that some tests came back positive for petroleum in the water there.
Categories: Ecological News

Drug pollution risk 'a global responsibility.'

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Rich countries should help poorer countries deal with the risk posed by pharmaceutical contamination of the environment, says an Australian expert, following the release of a study – the first to compare the risk of pollution from drugs in high-income and lower-income countries around the world.
Categories: Ecological News

Saving money and the environment, a salt shaker works fine.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
As fish-killing chloride continues to rise in Twin Cities lakes, streams and groundwater, many communities are finding they can do more to balance public risk on streets and sidewalks with the ecological damage caused by winter applications of road salt – while also saving money.
Categories: Ecological News

Why is Ecuador selling its economic and environmental future to China?

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
If President Rafael Correa mounts another run, the battle over the Amazon oil reserves will be a big talking point in the Ecuadorean election, but the outcome will also be shaped by deals being made on the other side of the world, in Beijing.
Categories: Ecological News

Could New York's fracking ban have domino effect?

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
New York's decision to ban fracking for health reasons could reverberate beyond the state, bolstering other efforts to limit the controversial method of drilling for oil and natural gas.
Categories: Ecological News

Where has all the (sea trash) plastic gone?

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
In a new study, published this week by the journal Royal Society Open Science, a British scientist reports the riddle of the "missing" plastic as solved: It sits in deep waters, broken down into tiny fibers and embedded in the sediment of the most remote places on Earth.
Categories: Ecological News

Report gives US low grades on preparing for disease.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Ebola exposed significant weaknesses in the ability of the U.S. to handle infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report that gives the nation low grades in preparedness.
Categories: Ecological News

Coastal sprawl and a last stand for wetlands.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Sprawling urban and industrial development along China's 1,800 kilometer east coast is a lifeline for the nation's economy but a threat to the region's dwindling wetlands.
Categories: Ecological News

Health Ranger reveals the open source revolution in decentralized food production: FoodRising.org

Natural News - 10 hours 24 min ago
(NaturalNews) Thank you for your patience in awaiting this announcement. Details are available now at www.FoodRising.orgYou can visit the website now and see the 3-minute teaser video that shares more details about the revolutionary low-tech innovations we'll be releasing open...
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