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Progress in the global war on poverty.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Almost unnoticed, the world has reduced poverty, increased incomes, and improved health more than at any time in history.
Categories: Ecological News

Regulatory gaps leave unsafe lead levels in water nationwide.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Contamination has turned up in scores of communities in recent years, and experts cite holes in the safety net of rules and procedures.
Categories: Ecological News

Hillary Clinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral.'

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday to help Flint residents recover from a debilitating water contamination crisis during a campaign speech at a predominately African-American church on the city’s northwest side.
Categories: Ecological News

Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there’s no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.
Categories: Ecological News

Costs of cleaning up Duke Energy toxic coal ash grow clearer.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
The nation's cleanup price tag, which utility customers may be asked to pay, already is pushing into the billions.
Categories: Ecological News

The new microbead ban won't solve the microplastic pollution problem.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
A prominent environmental scientist says we need to rethink everything about how we make, use, and trash plastic.
Categories: Ecological News

Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source.
Categories: Ecological News

Dioxane plume spreads toward Michigan's Huron River.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials say they're going to closely monitor a slowly expanding dioxane plume in Ann Arbor as it gets closer to the Huron River in the years ahead.
Categories: Ecological News

Neighbors worry big Red River Valley swine farm will cause a big stink.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
A proposed $15 million farm's three barns will be ventilated to release fumes given off from the manure and urine that will be collected beneath the hogs, creating odor concerns among neighbors.
Categories: Ecological News

Eau Claire takes extra water safety steps.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Eau Claire officials continue using special equipment for well field after it was removed from Superfund list.
Categories: Ecological News

Hope — and clean water — remains elusive for the people of Flint.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Some residents are eager to leave, but don’t have the money. And who would buy their houses?
Categories: Ecological News

Lead poisoning would trigger tap water test under proposal.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Two Democratic lawmakers from Madison and Milwaukee are proposing a bill that would require the state to conduct tap water testing when a child is lead poisoned.
Categories: Ecological News

Flint water crisis: Residents say Hillary Clinton ‘coming for the entertainment.'

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
While some praise the candidate’s visit for bringing attention to the city as its water crisis continues, others see a candidate plying a cause ‘just to get votes.'
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking research hits roadblock with Texas law.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Texas law allows companies to withhold specific chemicals by labeling them as proprietary. Operators in Texas have invoked the exemption to shield – at least partially - the identities of more than 170,000 ingredients.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil must save Amazon's Kawahiva tribe from genocide

The Ecologist Magazine - 4 hours 46 min ago
The Kawahiva, an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon rainforest, face extinction unless Brazil's government acts to secure their legal rights to land, security and to remain undisturbed by outsiders, writes Lewis Evans. The decree that would achieve this vital goal has been sitting on the Minister of Justice's desk since 2013. Let's make sure he signs it soon, before it's too late.
Categories: Ecological News

Indian Point reactors contaminate New York groundwater

The Ecologist Magazine - 6 hours 7 min ago
Highly radioactive tritium has leaked into groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear site 40 miles north of Manhattan, New York, write Sam Thielman & Alan Yuhas. Governor Cuomo has ordered a review of safety at the site, where two reactors are operating with no NRC license.
Categories: Ecological News

OREGON STANDOFF: LETTER FROM AMMON BUNDY Feb 4

Farm Wars - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:10
Letter from Ammon Bundy from behind bars, sent to Carol Bundy. Please listen as this is the reason the "virus," which is the spreading of education about the Constitution, had to be stopped at all costs by "authorities."
Categories: Ecological News

How a medical mystery in Brazil led doctors to Zika.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:30
Something strange was happening last August in the maternity wards of Recife, a seaside city perched on Brazil’s easternmost tip, where the country juts into the Atlantic.
Categories: Ecological News

Residents of minority communities decry dumping of toxic coal ash.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:30
Evoking the contaminated-water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights showed concern and compassion Friday for residents of polluted communities who maintain they are victims of environmental racism.
Categories: Ecological News

NY to probe 'radioactive' water leak at Indian Point.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:30
New York state will investigate the Indian Point Energy Center after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he learned that "radioactive tritium-contaminated water" leaked into the groundwater at the nuclear facility in Westchester County.
Categories: Ecological News
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