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Ecological News

Trash talk: How beautiful, progressive Lviv became overrun with rubbish.

The Ukrainian city of Lviv – long noted for its Habsburg-era buildings and vibrant cafes – is in the throes of a trash crisis. Who is really to blame?
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French prosecutors open Peugeot diesel-cheating probe.

French prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into suspected diesel emissions test-cheating by carmaker PSA Group, a court official said on Monday.
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Sinkhole threatens N.M. town, but who should pay to fix it?

Sometime soon - maybe in four years, maybe in 24 years, maybe in a few days - it's very likely that an underground cavern at the edge of this small town will collapse.
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Trump’s first 100 days: A serious cause for concern.

This week, Donald Trump will mark his first hundred days as US President.  It’s time to assess his impact on the world, especially the developing countries.
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What should we do with our rubbish-strewn roadside verges? Treasure them.

If we can quit coal, we must quit dirty diesel too, but millions of new electric cars will require even more clean electricity. Ultimately, there’s only one technofix: work and live more smartly, by consuming much less energy.
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Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense.

China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch.
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'Life improved when I left London': Readers on tackling air pollution.

We asked readers to tell us what action they are taking against air pollution. Here’s what some of them said.
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Norway's Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling.

Norway's Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located.
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Tribunal judges: Monsanto isn't feeding the world - it's undermining food security

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:25
Five international judges say Monsanto's activities have negatively affected individuals, communities and biodiversity, writes Claire Robinson. The Monsanto Tribunal's damning ruling denounces the company's harmful impacts on food sovereignty, agricultural production, access to nutrition, the natural environment, seed diversity, climate change, pollution and traditional cultural practices.
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Tribunal judges: Monsanto isn't feeding the world, it's damaging food security

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:25
Five international judges say Monsanto's activities have negatively affected individuals, communities and biodiversity, writes Claire Robinson, following the damning ruling by the Monsanto Tribunal of the harmful impacts of the company's activities and business model on food sovereignty, agricultural production, access to nutrition, the natural environment, seed diversity, climate change, pollution and traditional cultural practices.
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Death from above.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
People in Texas farm country say they are under assault from crop dusters indiscriminately spraying chemicals.
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As investigation inches forward, a community waiting game ensues.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
The first round of sampling results at Columbia Falls Aluminum Company in Montana confirmed landfills throughout the property contained decades’ worth of hazardous byproducts and harmful elements, including highly poisonous cyanide.
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Wurtsmith toxic chemical plumes expand south of Au Sable River.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
The latest testing for toxic fluorocarbons seeping through the Oscoda groundwater indicates pollution from Wurtsmith Air Force Base has moved south of the Au Sable River and east of Van Etten Creek -- two waterways previously thought of as natural buffers.
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Ringwood residents want review of new tests on toxics.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
Residents are calling for a meeting of the Ringwood Mines Superfund Community Advisory Group to review early 2017 groundwater test results from Ford Motor Co.’s former dumping grounds.
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Southeast group shows how to push for clean energy in tough political climate.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
As environmental groups look to the courts to defend clean energy policy under a presidential administration hostile to regulations and climate commitments, a Southeast advocacy group may provide a template.
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Lesson from Flint: 'Test your dang water.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
On an otherwise sunny day last week in a place where hope is hard to come by, Tremayne Jones did what many here still do to survive: Drive to one of nine stations and load up bottled water cases provided by the state.
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Group says Cook Inlet gas leak shows why Alaska LNG route must end in Valdez.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
A municipal-led gas line group says that a recent hard-to-fix pipeline leak in Cook Inlet shows that Alaska's gas-export project should not be allowed to cross under the Inlet to Nikiski but instead end on land in Valdez.
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Cancer has exploded in Bihar as people drink water poisoned with arsenic.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
Arsenic levels in water have been as high as 3,880 parts per billion in parts of the state. Pollution standards cite 50 parts per billion as harmful.
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Syngenta defends GMO corn as merger shifts blame to China's door.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
Thousands of American farmers say they have identified a villain for precipitous price decline in 2013 and the lackluster seasons that followed: Syngenta AG, the Swiss seed marker.
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Air Force thumbs its nose at new Michigan safe water law.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
The U.S. Air Force says it won't provide safe drinking water to Oscoda residents affected by chemical pollution from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base because a Michigan law seeking that is discriminatory.
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