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Plattsburgh officials investigate bacteria in Lake Champlain.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
Last year, high levels of bacteria from manure or other runoff forced the city to close its swimming areas for weeks. Bacteria levels recently spiked again, and the city is hoping to pinpoint the source.
Categories: Ecological News

How environmental injustice connects to police violence.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
It's a dangerous combo: Petrochemicals from factories along “Cancer Alley” created a deadly living environment for Alton Sterling long before he lost his life to an officer’s bullet. Toxic lead levels in Baltimore echo the violence Freddie Gray experienced at the hands of police.
Categories: Ecological News

Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.
Categories: Ecological News

Why India's lack of toilets is hurting its children’s development.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
India’s lack of toilets and poor access to sanitation are holding back its children, causing stunted growth and curbing their development, a new report says.
Categories: Ecological News

Leading insecticide cuts bee sperm by almost 40%, study shows.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
The world’s most widely used insecticide is an inadvertent contraceptive for bees, cutting live sperm in males by almost 40%, according to research.
Categories: Ecological News

Contamination at Oakey will still be an issue in 100 years, environmental report finds.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
The report was commissioned following contamination of groundwater near the base by a toxic firefighting foam containing the chemicals PFOS and PFOA.
Categories: Ecological News

Winnipeg’s data on raw sewage leaks only publicized after freedom of information request.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
A confidential document shows the city only made its data on the amount of untreated sewage seeping into Winnipeg’s rivers public following a probe under privacy legislation.
Categories: Ecological News

Population, golf-course density fuel pesticide use.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
The Journal News/lohud.com review of 2010 pesticide data in New York found population and golf-course density drove usage rates.
Categories: Ecological News

Golfers' pesticide exposure risks prompt EPA outreach.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
Pesticides, and other toxic chemicals, pose the biggest threat to workers handling them regularly, like on golf courses and farms.
Categories: Ecological News

Spare the Air: What can cities do to prevent air pollution?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
San Francisco hopes to inspire individuals to change their behavior in order to contribute to clearer, healthier air.
Categories: Ecological News

A truce in herbicide wars.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
If the recommendation is adopted, Lane County could serve as a model for other jurisdictions in Oregon and elsewhere — but only if it respects both the power and the limited utility of the tool it has been given permission to use.
Categories: Ecological News

This $500 shirt changes patterns when it detects air pollutants., This shirt changes patterns when it detects air pollutants.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
As the Internet of Things grows at a rapid rate, so does my skepticism for each additional "smart" product that makes it to market., For those willing to shell out $500, this starts a conversation. For the rest of us, planting a tree might be the better option.
Categories: Ecological News

The future of cities.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
What will the cities of the future look like? How could they be affected by driverless cars, changing work habits, green building and the environment?
Categories: Ecological News

Pesticides threaten golf courses, homes, businesses in NY.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
A mysterious green residue started coating golfers’ shoes last spring at Rye Golf Club. Players joked about wiping the gunk off, but angry questions mounted as the lush course transformed into a field of dustbowls.
Categories: Ecological News

Growing health concerns surrounding pesticides, including two commonly used in Iowa.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
Two herbicides commonly used in Iowa — atrazine and glyphosate — have come under scrutiny for potential human health and environmental dangers and are in the midst of a contentious U.S. EPA re-registration process.
Categories: Ecological News

Golf courses and chemical companies target environmental laws.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
Chemical companies and golf-course superintendents have spent millions of dollars on lobbying against reforms targeting pesticides.
Categories: Ecological News

Meet the super flasher.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
The super flasher begins to experience hot flashes relatively early in life, and her symptoms continue well past menopause. Her symptoms can last 15 years or more. African-American women were three times as likely to be in the super flashers group.
Categories: Ecological News

Volkswagen's $14.7 billion diesel US emissions settlement clears hurdle.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
Volkswagen's $14.7 billion settlement of its U.S. diesel emissions cheating scandal cleared another legal hurdle on Tuesday, as a federal judge gave the automaker preliminary approval to buy back up to 475,000 vehicles.
Categories: Ecological News

China’s coal use has peaked ‘sooner than expected.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
China’s coal use may have reached its peak in 2014, a new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests.
Categories: Ecological News

Summer reading: Annie Proulx's 'Barkskins.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30
A tale of long-term, shortsighted greed whose subject could not be more important: the destruction of the world’s forests.
Categories: Ecological News
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