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SE Asian governments dismiss finding that 2015 haze killed 100,300.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
The health ministries of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have played down a study by Harvard and Columbia universities estimating a mean of more than 100,000 premature deaths resulting from the 2015 Southeast Asian haze crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

Indonesia rejects US research estimate of 100,000 'haze' deaths.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Harvard and Columbia university research showing smoke from land fires in Southeast Asia led to more than 100,000 premature deaths last year "makes no sense at all," an official at Indonesia's Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

US nuclear waste backlog could be eased by private disposal.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
The United States could alleviate growing stockpiles of nuclear waste at U.S. power plants by allowing private companies to dispose of it and foster support for new nuclear projects, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Once nearly wiped out by pollution, wild rice is coming back to northern MN.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Over the past 125 years, industrial development, pollution and logging nearly wiped wild rice out, leaving behind only a few isolated pockets.
Categories: Ecological News

Unilever to acquire Seventh Generation.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Corporate giant Unilever has announced a deal to acquire Seventh Generation, the Burlington-based cleaning products company, with plans to bring Seventh Generation products to customers worldwide.
Categories: Ecological News

Stopping superbugs.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
It’s good news then that the U.N. is taking antibiotic-resistant microbes seriously.
Categories: Ecological News

Essay: Standing together.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
We, Menominees, were given the responsibility to look after that river and land by the creator thousands of years ago, and that supersedes any treaty or law. This Menominee River is a part of me; its essence is within my soul.
Categories: Ecological News

Peru: Maxima Acuña and partner attacked by mining firm's guards.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Peru's internationally-renowned environmentalist Maxima Acuña and her partner were severely hurt Sunday morning in an attack by alleged hitmen hired by the mining company they are fighting against, reported Acuña's daughter.
Categories: Ecological News

Commentary: Can humanity survive the 21st century?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Humans are facing the greatest test in the million-year ascent of our kind. But this isn’t a single challenge, like a famine or disease outbreak. It is a constellation of ten huge man-made threats, which are now coming together to imperil our existence.
Categories: Ecological News

Group says it has sued Dow over pesticide used in California.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Chemical manufacturing giant Dow fails to warn people in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields, health advocates claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Factory farms stealing African fish stocks to feed animals in the West.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
With soaring meat consumption around the world, vital omega 3-rich fish stocks destined for human mouths in western Africa are being snatched by foreign food companies to feed factory-farmed animals – and ultimately the populations of wealthier countries.
Categories: Ecological News

More than 300 scientists warn over Trump's climate change stance.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Hundreds of top scientists warned on Tuesday against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's vow to pull the United States out of the Paris climate-warming accord if elected in November.
Categories: Ecological News

Threat to honeybees as Asian hornet's arrival in UK confirmed.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
The Asian hornet’s long-feared arrival on the UK mainland has been confirmed, government scientists have said, with ecologists warning of dire consequences for honeybees if the species is not swiftly eliminated.
Categories: Ecological News

Burger King and KFC called out for lagging behind on antibiotic-free meat.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
A report released Tuesday that grades the policies of big chain restaurants shows that many well known brands, including Burger King and KFC, flunk out when it comes to their policies on eliminating antibiotics in the meat and poultry they serve.
Categories: Ecological News

I was an anti-vax crackpot — until this happened.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Special-needs teacher Kristen O’Meara, 40, of Chicago, talks about why she was staunchly anti-vax until she had a frightening wake-up call., I entered motherhood with what I thought was a healthy skepticism regarding vaccination.
Categories: Ecological News

State proposes changes to regulations on water pollutants.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
New Mexico laws for years have permitted far higher levels of toxic pollutants to contaminate ground and surface water than federal standards allow.
Categories: Ecological News

SEC investigating Exxon on climate, accounting.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. over its policies regarding climate change and certain accounting methods.
Categories: Ecological News

'Erin Brockovich' chemical found in more than 200 million Americans' tap water.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
Tap water supplies for roughly 218 million Americans nationwide were found to have chromium-6, a carcinogenic chemical, at levels above California's public health goals, a new study found.
Categories: Ecological News

Florida sinkhole to cost Mosaic up to $50 million to fix.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:30
A massive leak of contaminated water through a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida will cost it $20 million to $50 million to fix, a company executive said on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

To stop antibiotic resistant superbugs, keep off factory farmed meat!

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 16:09
All 193 UN states will sign a declaration today to fight the spread of drug-resistant 'superbugs', writes Alastair Kenneil. The problem is often blamed on over­prescription of antibiotics by doctors. But that's to ignore the massive use of antibiotics on animals in factory farms, both to prevent infection and to assist weight gain - turning farms into superbug breeding centres.
Categories: Ecological News
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