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Reuse of PCB plant required.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
As General Electric wraps up the final scheduled year of PCB dredging on the Hudson River, the U.S. EPA, elected officials in Washington County and a private property owner want the company's PCB processing facility in Fort Edward kept intact for industrial redevelopment.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution-attacking agreement aims to cut truck idling at Port Newark.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency and Port Authority have reached an agreement that they say might begin to lessen the amount of pollution in and around the city's port.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution blamed for algal bloom in Lafayette River.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
Much of the ordinarily green Lafayette River has turned reddish-brown this summer because of an extensive algal bloom that has taken ahold of the urban river that winds through much of Norfolk., Much of the ordinarily green Lafayette River has turned reddish-brown this summer because of an extensive algal bloom that has taken ahold of the urban river that winds through much of Norfolk, Virginia.
Categories: Ecological News

Are household products killing us?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
Dr. Julia Brody wants Americans to know that reading the labels should be a practice that extends beyond food products.
Categories: Ecological News

Louisiana still finding Katrina damage.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
The storm is long gone, but Hurricane Katrina is still a disaster in Louisiana.
Categories: Ecological News

In latest EPA ruling, both sides claim a win.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
Texas’ Republican leaders and environmentalists are both claiming victory Tuesday following an appeals court ruling that requires the federal government to ease limits on certain emissions for Texas and a dozen other states.
Categories: Ecological News

Immigrants and poor people fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
Many government-issued health warnings about fish fail to reach those who most need to hear them: low-income families and immigrants, some of whom fish daily or weekly for their family meals.
Categories: Ecological News

What European demand for caviar means for a Great Lakes fish.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
Lake Superior has something the other Great Lakes don’t — stable populations of mostly native fish species. But scientists say a key fish in Superior’s food web is now in trouble because of mild winters and an appetite for caviar in Europe.
Categories: Ecological News

Sources: EPA will ease deadlines on pollution rule to help states comply.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
The Obama administration has decided to give states more time to comply with proposed regulations that will require dramatic cuts in greenhouse-gas pollution from power plants, sources familiar with the plans said Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

More and bigger drilling-linked earthquakes rattle Oklahoma.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
Several earthquakes shook Oklahoma on Monday as the state experiences a sharp increase in the frequency of tremors linked to wastewater disposal from gas and oil drilling, including from fracking, state and federal officials said.
Categories: Ecological News

Group accuses feds of faulty pipeline safety plans in Great Lakes.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
The National Wildlife Federation said Tuesday it intends to sue the U.S. Department of Transportation in an effort to compel the federal government to take a stronger stance on pipeline safety in the Great Lakes.
Categories: Ecological News

Freakishly high temperatures trigger ice melt, flooding and mudslides in Tajikistan.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
Mudflows and flooding triggered by an ice melt in the central Asian country of Tajikistan have displaced more than 600 people, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Categories: Ecological News

After oil spill, Kalamazoo River Superfund cleanup still has a long way to go.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
More and more, the Kalamazoo River is seen again as a valuable asset for our quality of life as well as for future economic development. But as we recognize one river cleanup, we must stay vigilant and complete the other.
Categories: Ecological News

Michiganders have a voice when it comes to the protection of the state's water.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
What does Michigan's water mean to us? Everything.
Categories: Ecological News

Carbon pollution a threat to national security.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
As the US fossil fuel industry extracts massive amounts of fossil fuels and releases carbon pollution at no cost to them, the planet will continue to shoulder the economic, ecological and human costs of carbon pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Propane fracking proposal could sidestep New York ban.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:30
A proposal to use gelled propane instead of water in fracking has led to a rare bit of agreement between some environmental groups in New York and the natural gas industry.
Categories: Ecological News

Trophy-hunting American dentist murders beloved lion Cecil with a crossbow; internet goes ballistic... Health Ranger calls for LIFETIME boycott of Dr. Walter Palmer's dentistry practice in Minneapolis

Natural News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) I'm warning everyone up front that this article CONTAINS PROFANITY. I can't help it. Sometimes profane words are the only words that fit. I apologize in advance for not being able to control my word choice on this particular story. But I'm beyond outraged... I'm sickened...

The hidden weed killer in your BREAD: Commercial wheat doused with cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide right before harvest... and you're eating it!

Natural News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Now that the World Health Organization has publicly condemned glyphosate herbicide as "probably carcinogenic to humans," awareness of this insidious chemical's contamination of the human food supply is suddenly exploding among health-conscious consumers.Most people...

Oklahoma veteran could get life in prison for treating PTSD symptoms with marijuana instead of toxic drugs

Natural News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Kristoffer Lewandowski, a US Marine Corps veteran, is one of the thousands of soldiers who have returned home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More than 13 percent of Gulf War veterans have PTSD.Lewandowski served three tours of duty; Afghanistan and...

3,300 abortion deaths take place daily in America, so why does media focus on a handful of mass shooting deaths?

Natural News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Lafayette theater-shooter John Russel Houser's atrocious crime against the innocent movie-goers of a popular rom-com film is a shocking act of violence that has shaken the American public to its core. Public shootings immediately raise awareness of not just our vulnerability...
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