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Ecological News

FLASHBACK, 2009: Senate confirms Lisa Jackson as EPA adminstrator.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
A temporary stumbling block disappeared early Friday, allowing for quick Senate confirmation of New Jersey's Lisa Jackson as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Erosion – Donald Trump vs global warming music video.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
Rapper Baba Brinkman takes on Trump and climate denial.
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China bans straw burning for cleaner air.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
One of China's big cities, Tianjin is next to Beijing.  From March 1, open air burning of straw can be fined at a maximum of 2,000 yuan (291 US dollars), Xinhua news agency reported.
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Measles outbreak grows in L.A.'s Orthodox Jewish community despite California's strict new vaccination law.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
Six months after California’s strict vaccine law took effect, a measles outbreak has infected 20 people, most of them in Los Angeles County, prompting a search for others who may have been exposed to the highly contagious virus.
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California nail salons start to invest in worker safety.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
A California project is trying to improve safety for nail salon workers who are exposed to chemicals. A statewide collaborative of salons now has 120 members.
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At the Women's March, a call for climate protection, too.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
Amid a sea of signs and pink hats, plenty of people also marched for environment and climate science.
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Beyond The headlines.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
Peter Dykstra and host Helen Palmer examine proposed legislation in Wyoming that would ensure renewable energy cannot be used in the state for power generation, and the reluctance of the EPA to pay compensation for a disastrous mine waste spill. Also in environmental history, they note a trio of aviation firsts that include one mishap that might have left a hydrogen bomb underneath Greenland’s melting ice.
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Another nuclear weapons contractor pays millions to settle charges of illegally diverting federal funds.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Allegations of illegally spending federal funds to lobby for new funds now encompass contractors working at six of the eight U.S. nuclear weapons sites.
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Trump White House takes down Native Americans web page from website.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Change is inevitable when a presidential administration occurs. Within hours of the presidential transition, the White House, now under the control of President Donald Trump, took down the Native Americans web page that was part of the Obama White House website for the past eight years.
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VIDEO: What might Trump mean for chemistry?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
As Donald Trump becomes president, huge questions remain about his policies affecting the central science. So we’ve started looking for answers. Visit C&EN for more comprehensive coverage., As Donald Trump becomes president, huge questions remain about his policies affecting the central science. So we've started looking for answers. Visit C&EN for more comprehensive coverage.
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More than 1,000 Arizona schools to be tested for lead in drinking water.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality plans to test more than 1,000 schools across the state for lead in drinking water-- an effort state officials say has never been done before on this scope in Arizona.
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Wyoming Senate president kills public lands transfer bill.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Wyoming Senate President Eli Bebout said Friday that he is killing a public lands transfer constitutional amendment bill that rattled sportsmen who warned the resolution would have led to eventual privatization and blocked access to the terrain.
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Did Senators rush through Rick Perry’s Energy Dept. hearing to attend corporate-sponsored inaugural lunch?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Compared to many other Senate confirmation hearings for potential Cabinet members, the hearing for U.S. Energy Secretary proved much faster and less rocky for nominee and former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry.
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America isn't that divided on the environment.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
After the election, Bernie Sanders spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of students at my university and delivered a message rarely heard in recent months: America is not divided, he said. Rather, the overwhelming majority of citizens agree on core economic goals.
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BILL McKIBBEN: It’s time to stand up for the climate—and for civilization.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
During his campaign for president, Donald Trump promised to end action on climate change and kill the climate treaty adopted in 2015 in Paris. To truly understand why that’s such a big deal—perhaps the biggest deal ever—you need to think about a few things.
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How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

EarthEasy Blog - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 23:07
Bed bugs are on the increase. What can you do to limit your encounters and avoid bringing them home with you?
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Obama's clean energy legacy - how long can it last?

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 22:05
President Trump comes into office determined to discard huge swathes of his predecessor's legacy on day one, writes Mark Barteau. But he will struggle to undo Obama's clean energy regulations. It's not just that they are legally robust, it's also that energy markets in the US and the wider world have shifted firmly, and irreversibly, towards efficiency and renewables. Sorry, Mr Trump.
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Living Networks

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 20:18
Building on his talk at the Resurgence 'One Earth, One Humanity, One Future' conference, Fritjof Capra explains new scientific evidence supporting the long-held supposition of Buddhists and others that humans are interconnected and part of nature.
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Proposed presidential autism–vaccine panel could help spread disease, scientists say.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
A committee mentioned in a Trump meeting last week could scare people away from protective immunizations, scientists say.
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Scottish drivers face pollution charges in battle against climate change.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Drivers of highly polluting vehicles could be charged to go into the centre of one of Scotland’s cities from next year, the Scottish Government has announced.
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