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Ecological News

Meat boom propels China's ecosystems into total collapse

The Ecologist Magazine - 3 hours 16 sec ago
China's farming boom has massively increased food production, writes John Dearing - especially of meat. But it has come at a massive cost: the wholesale pollution and destruction of core ecosystems.
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Meat boom puts China's ecosystems in danger of total collapse

The Ecologist Magazine - 3 hours 16 sec ago
China's farming boom has brought about huge increases in food production, writes John Dearing, and especially of meat - but it has come a massive and unsustainable cost - the wholesale pollution and destruction of core ecosystem services.
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When the Grandmothers Awoke

Yes! Magazine - 7 hours 37 min ago
Becoming a global family, one that unites ancient indigenous wisdom with other faith and cultural traditions, is essential if humanity is to overcome the crises of climate change.
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Hand-me-down hazard: Flame retardants in discarded foam products.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
The ways that discarded furniture and other foam products are handled may disproportionately influence the flame retardant exposures and health of people in disadvantaged communities.
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Secondhand smoke exposure in womb linked to eczema in childhood.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
Children born to mothers who were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke during pregnancy face an elevated risk of eczema and other skin problems in childhood.
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NJ administration reportedly settles $8.9B Exxon lawsuit in a hurry — for only $250M.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
In a move stunning to lawmakers and environmentalists, the Christie administration is reportedly settling an 11-year-old pollution lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for $250 million, a fraction of the $8.9 billion it originally sought.
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Fukushima data show rise and fall in food radioactivity.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
A massive food-monitoring programme in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has provided scientists with a unique look at how radioactivity peaks in different foods after a nuclear spill.
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Iron nanoparticles snatch uranium.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
Using wee balls of iron, scientists can catch radioactive fuel - hook, line and sinker.
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Slick idea proposed to stretch water supplies.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
In drought-ridden US, water managers consider using a coating one molecule thick to reduce evaporation from reservoirs.
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Is your state trying to outlaw vaccine exemptions?

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
Legislators in 29 states have introduced bills that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their kids.
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Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
Scientists say signs of spring are appearing earlier in woodlands because of temperature rises in past decades.
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Corn for home heat: A green idea that never quite popped.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
Burning kernels provides clean energy, but it takes muscle and increasingly more cash.
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Killer smog tests top Iran woman as pollution sparks action.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
The snowy peaks of the Alborz Mountains visible through Iranian Vice-President Masoumeh Ebtekar’s Tehran office window may be evidence that the city is finally serious about tackling its chronic air pollution.
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Persistence pays off in studying persistent organic pollutants.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
As an organic analytical chemist, Ronald A. Hites of Indiana University has been taking the measure of persistent organic pollutants in the environment for decades.
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People with low incomes say they pay a price in poor health.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
When you ask people what impacts health you'll get a lot of different answers. But if you dig a little deeper you'll find a clear dividing line, and it boils down to one word: money.
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Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
Despite weeks of investigation by multiple federal and state agencies, the cause of the release and the extent of the contamination remain unknown, according to interviews and records obtained by USA TODAY.
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Micro plastic harming reef coral: Study.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
Coral inhabiting the Great Barrier Reef have added plastic to their menus, a toxic option that researchers have found to be also affecting some marine life.
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Keeping the dust down in California’s Owens Valley.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
A civil engineer battles Los Angeles over its air pollution legacy.
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Environmental damage to Gaza exacerbating food insecurity.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
Extensive damage to Gaza’s environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year’s war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.
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China orders two local governments to punish polluting steel mills.

Environmental Health News - 9 hours 7 min ago
China's environmental ministry has ordered local governments in two key steel-producing cities to take tougher action against polluters from the sector as part of efforts to improve air quality.
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