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India tobacco giant tries short cigarettes as taxes hit demand.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
India’s government has raised taxes, required graphic warnings on packages, and barred smoking scenes in films as it seeks to reduce tobacco use and fight related illnesses that kill a million Indians annually.
Categories: Ecological News

Angry Birds to fling into climate change debate this Earth Day.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
At an Earth Day celebration Saturday in Washington, the company responsible for the popular smartphone game will pledge to enlist the rotund electronic birds into a different endeavor: raising awareness about climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Obama legacy gets second legal test over ‘goof’ in climate rule.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
A congressional drafting error and clunky phrase is putting a second of President Barack Obama’s signature endeavors in jeopardy. This time it’s climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA: House bill could delay review of toxic chemicals 'indefinitely.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency is concerned that a House proposal to reform the nation’s toxic chemical laws could “delay evaluations for some of the most dangerous chemicals indefinitely,” a top official said Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Health Canada looks to re-label weed killer Roundup.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Health Canada is looking into re-labelling glyphosate, a popular weed killer. The agency found that more caution could be taken to ensure that agricultural workers were not overexposed to it.
Categories: Ecological News

India builds first 'smart' city as urban population swells.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
The plan is for a meticulously planned metropolis complete with gleaming towers, drinking water on tap, automated waste collection and a dedicated power supply - luxuries to many Indians.
Categories: Ecological News

Vancouver oil spill in English Bay spawns likely lawsuits.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
The City of Vancouver has hired an outside lawyer to pursue a possible lawsuit over the bunker-fuel spill in its harbour last week, to ensure it recovers the money it has had to spend.
Categories: Ecological News

New York advocates for expanded Hudson River dredging renew call.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
A group of environmentalists and elected officials renewed their call Tuesday for a broader cleanup of the upper-Hudson River as a final year of dredging looms.
Categories: Ecological News

New push starts for Delaware River Basin restoration.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Federal legislation introduced Tuesday would give the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service more oversight to restore the Delaware River Basin.
Categories: Ecological News

Concerns raised about uranium mine being able to afford clean-up in Kakadu.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Australian environmental groups have “major concerns” the company behind a uranium mine in Kakadu national park will not be able to afford the clean-up costs when it stops production.
Categories: Ecological News

US tobacco companies file suit against FDA over label regulations.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
The biggest U.S. tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday, challenging its effort to assert authority over labels on tobacco products.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate censorship gains steam in red states.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Following Florida's lead, Wisconsin becomes the latest state to squelch its employees' words, and work, on a topic Republicans are trying to avoid.
Categories: Ecological News

Broadcast meteorologists increasingly convinced manmade climate change is happening.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
TV weathercasters are more convinced than ever climate change is happening and that human activities are a major contributor suggest the results of a new report.
Categories: Ecological News

Prime Minister Modi says India must lead on climate change.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
From New Delhi to Berlin, Narendra Modi has called for India to take a leading role in the “pressing global problem” of climate change, including lifestyle moves like bicycling and leaving street lights off on full-moon nights.
Categories: Ecological News

Japan's CO2 emissions hit second-highest on record.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions rose to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, revised government figures showed on Tuesday, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power after the indefinite closure of nuclear power plants.
Categories: Ecological News

What's behind ALEC's denial that it denies climate change?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Critics say the American Legislative Exchange Council is doing one thing while now saying another, to stop the exit of high-profile members.
Categories: Ecological News

Scott Walker slammed as climate change denier.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Billionaire hedge fund manager and green power advocate Tom Steyer is taking Gov. Scott Walker to task, accusing the Republican presidential hopeful of being a pawn for fossil fuel interests and a climate change denier.
Categories: Ecological News

Clean energy seeing global ‘renaissance.’

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Cheap oil, cheap natural gas and increasingly cheap renewables are ushering in an era of abundant energy — an energy renaissance — at a time when a changing climate demands that energy be used more efficiently and be as low-carbon as possible.
Categories: Ecological News

German backlash grows against coal power clampdown.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
German energy companies say that construction of over half the country’s planned power plants could be scuppered if the country goes ahead with a leaked plan to set emissions budgets for the country’s biggest polluters.
Categories: Ecological News

Protesters push Harvard to divest from fossil fuels, but school-backed panel is divided.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:30
Harvard University President Drew Faust convened a panel yesterday led by seven experts on climate policies and energy sources and anchored by a star of the journalism world, Charlie Rose.
Categories: Ecological News
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