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School lunches becoming healthier, statistics indicate.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
Substantially more schools are offering two or more fruits and two or more vegetables than in 2000, according to federal data.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas teenager creates $20 water purifier to tackle toxic e-waste pollution.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
A new filtering device, invented by a U.S. teenager, could provide a cheap and easy way to purify water.
Categories: Ecological News

Latest PCB fix in Michigan's St. Clair Shores creates little hope.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have contaminated two of the city’s canals leading to Lake St. Clair since 2001, keeping residents from swimming or fishing and raising fears about the loss of home value.
Categories: Ecological News

Chicago River still teems with fecal bacteria, tests show.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
While Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fond of calling the river Chicago's "next recreational frontier," the partially treated wastewater that pours constantly into its channels poses stomach-churning health risks to people who come in contact with the murky flow.
Categories: Ecological News

Rivers of red threaten the future of the reef.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
It's going to take the reinvention of 10,000 farms to improve water quality and repair the Great Barrier Reef.
Categories: Ecological News

Vegan party running federal election candidate in B.C.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
A party promoting a vegan lifestyle to save animals and the planet is fielding its first candidate in B.C.
Categories: Ecological News

California grape grower raises alarm over Northwestern Pacific Railroad's herbicide spraying.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
The case could have far-reaching implications for those with property along the tracks. Rail activities, including weed abatement, could come under greater scrutiny depending on the outcome of the investigation.
Categories: Ecological News

Big plans, big questions on Lake Champlain cleanup policies.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
In a packed ballroom in South Burlington's DoubleTree Hotel, a well-known scientist studying Lake Champlain stood up and told state officials that some of the targets they've set to reduce pollution into the lake simply cannot be reached.
Categories: Ecological News

McClellan Air Force Base officials meet with residents over chromium 6 concerns.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
Some neighbors in Rio Linda, California, think Chromium 6 that may have traveled into their groundwater from McClellan has caused cancer.
Categories: Ecological News

FDA warns 3 tobacco makers about language used on labels.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
The F.D.A. issued warnings to the makers of Natural American Spirit, Winston and Nat Sherman cigarettes about their use of “additive-free” or “natural” in marketing.
Categories: Ecological News

What household dust says about you.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
New research could shed light on the impact that dust microbes can have on human health, researchers say.
Categories: Ecological News

Experts disagree about health benefits of EPA climate plan.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
Researchers and health advocates say the carbon plan could benefit residents’ health, but state officials counter that the plan is unnecessary and a potential waste of funds.
Categories: Ecological News

A home's story, told in dust, bacteria and fungi.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
An analysis of dust from 1,200 homes across the continental United States provides new information about the fungal and bacterial communities sharing the great indoors with us.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA failed its protection namesake in Gold King Mine spill that contaminated rivers.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
The EPA wasn’t careful, which it has now admitted, but the concession is little comfort for those of us who wonder how the agency could go so far amiss in regard to the “protection” part of its mission.
Categories: Ecological News

More evidence of Roundup's link to kidney, liver damage.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
Long-term exposure to tiny amounts of Roundup—thousands of times lower than what is permitted in U.S. drinking water—may lead to serious problems in the liver and kidneys, according to a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

Parkersburg, West Virginia. Home to one of the most brazen, deadly corporate gambits in US history.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
The deception began to unravel when a lawyer representing a farmer with dead cows came across a single paper that mentioned the presence of PFOA in Dry Run Creek. DuPont's lawyer wrote: "The shit is about to hit the fan."
Categories: Ecological News

The coming of the rail.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
A look at the communities impacted by the high speed rail in California's Central Valley.
Categories: Ecological News

Lagos 2050: How should Africa's biggest city prepare for doubling in size?

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
So your city is about to double in size, and it's happening whether you like it or not. Infrastructure will be strained, sanitation is a concern and children need educating. What do you do?
Categories: Ecological News

Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.
Categories: Ecological News

A patch of the Bronx where the corn is as high as a cabdriver' eye.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 7 min ago
The farm in the Bronx began about 15 years ago with a few tomatoes and beans planted along a thin, unused strip of land behind a 30-story apartment building. It has grown into a thicket that stretches about a quarter-mile.
Categories: Ecological News
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