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Ecological News

Debunking “alternate facts” about pesticides in organic

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
A deeper look into the dubious claims that organic farmers use toxic pesticides
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GMO-ethanol corn contamination raises concerns about another “StarLink” disaster

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
Food corn buyers say Syngenta’s Enogen GMO corn is contaminating non-GMO white corn fields, creating a “hotbed for disaster.”
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What can be done to heal the fractured organic movement?

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
Long-time organic community members say healing the rift will require mutual respect, trust, staying engaged, and realizing a common purpose.
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Rising demand for organic and non-GMO grains outpaces U.S. production

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
Organic imports rise sharply as U.S. corn and soybean growers contemplate premiums, risk-reward scenarios
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Rethinking your steak and burger—do you really need an animal?

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
Plant-based food revolution is melding nutrition with technology
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VIDEO: The ocean's trillion dollar blue economy.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 19:30
Can humans reverse degradation of the world's oceans with resources estimated to be worth $24 trillion?
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A taste for pork helped a deadly virus jump to humans.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 19:30
It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn't had lunch or dinner. There wasn't time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer. And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down.
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Texas ag chief oks use of poison to bring a hogpocalypse.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 19:30
The Texas agriculture commissioner approved the use of a poison that he says may herald a "feral hog apocalypse" in a state where an estimated 2.5 million hogs roam.
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Study tracks how superbugs splash out of hospital sink drains.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 19:30
Antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria grow up hospital drains and can splash out into sinks and onto counters, researchers reported Friday.
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Residents want Long Beach, CA to stop using Monsanto herbicide linked to cancer.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 19:30
Jill Brennan walks El Dorado Regional Park almost every morning, rescuing injured birds that get tangled in fishing line and picking up trash or other items left behind that could harm the local wildlife.
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Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 19:30
Peter Dykstra and host Steve Curwood reflect on the settlement for health damage from chemical leak in Parkersburg, West Virginia, size up some chemical and agribusiness mega-mergers, and consider the effects of a Chinese ban on North Korea’s main export - coal. Then they remember how ignored warnings led to the deadly Buffalo Creek mining waste dam collapse 45 years ago that spurred legislation still in effect today.
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Forewarned.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
Environmental reporters are often the town criers on looming disasters. Sometimes we listen. Often, we don't.
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Firefighters and cancer: Is a risky job even riskier?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
Sitting before the D.C. Council in a crisp blue dress shirt, Preston L. Williams Jr. recounted the day he was first diagnosed with the cancer that was slowly killing him.
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Trump establishes task forces to eliminate ‘job killing regulations.’

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
President Trump signed an executive order Friday establishing task forces in every agency for “removing job killing regulations and increasing economic opportunity.”
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Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting three dozen holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.
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Trump’s EPA chief may have received work on his personal email account.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
President Trump’s new Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, may have received emails on a private email account despite telling senators that he only does official business with his government-issued account.
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Anti-EPA lawmaker hounded at town halls.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
A Republican who has proposed to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was hounded by constituents recently at a pair of town hall events.
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California governor proposes spending $437 million on aging dams, flood control.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday proposed spending $437 million for flood control and emergency response and preparedness, days after damage at the country's tallest dam, located northeast of the state capital, led to the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream.
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Cleaning up our waterways takes a village.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
Debate around the Government's new target to clean up our rivers and lakes has focused on the definition of "swimmable", and whether people are still going to get sick from "swimmable" water. This is important but also runs the risk of missing another the point. The real issue is whether the standard can be achieved, even by the seemingly far-off target date of 2040.
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No wonder EPA head wanted emails kept secret.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:30
Scott Pruitt was unfit to lead the Environmental Protection Agency even before the release of emails last week revealing how as Oklahoma's attorney general he worked hand-in-hand with the energy industry to fight the federal agency he now leads.
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