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Saudi oil minister: 'Fossil fuels doomed, we're switching to solar.'

Environmental Health News - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:30
Saudi Arabia's oil minister has said the country will switch its energy focus to solar power as the nation envisages an end to fossil fuels, possibly around 2040-2050, Reuters reports.
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Adios, trans fats: FDA poised to phase out artery-clogging fat.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
The case against trans fats is not new. For years, health experts have been telling us to avoid them. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take action soon to phase out much of the remaining trans fats in the food supply.
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Video: Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
The Georgia Legislature has a message for voters: don't ask us about our meetings with corporate lobbyists behind closed doors.
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Lake Mead hits a record low of 1,078 feet.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Former Las Vegas water boss Patricia Mulroy made numerous deals to keep water flowing from Lake Mead to her city and installed two water intakes deep in the reservoir. During her quarter-century tenure, the nation’s once-largest reservoir plummeted drastically, but never hit 1,075 feet, the level that triggers mandatory water-delivery cutbacks for Arizona and Nevada.
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Pipeline company rushes to contain oil spill to small section of media.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
In an effort to minimize the impact of the disaster occurring along the California coastline, Plains All American Pipeline officials rushed this week to contain the oil spill to a small section of the media.
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Obama set to strengthen federal role in clean water regulation.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Expected in the coming days: A major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.
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The government’s Plan Bee.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
President Obama has a plan to deal with the massive number of bee deaths. But this might be a problem that biotechnology will ultimately have to solve.
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Santa Barbara spill underscores need to quit oil.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
In a state that is still far too reliant on fossil fuels and the gas guzzlers that consume them, the implications are obvious: less oil dependence. Unfortunately, at least in the near term, weaning ourselves is a balancing act.
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The sins of Angelenos.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Enjoy the end of your spring, America. Here in California, ours was over a long time ago.
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'The situation is desperate' for monarch butterflies, but here's the plan to save them.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
The United States, Canada and Mexico share borders and trade agreements, and now a new plan announced this week by the White House might have the three countries cooperating around butterflies and bees as well.
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Dow Chemical aims to 'redefine the role of business in society.'

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Most major companies have taken steps to improve their environmental profile, if only by becoming more efficient or cutting down on waste. Dow Chemical Co intends to go a lot further, declaring that it wants to change the very role of business in society.
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In China, firms flash green credentials as regulators loom.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Apple Inc is planting trees, Mars may move to 'zero carbon' and Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is spending millions of dollars to give its factories a 'green' makeover, as companies operating in China face tighter rules on pollution.
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Florida takes another plunge to clean up massive tire reefs.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Florida officials have resumed raising some of the hundreds of thousands of tires dumped off its shores decades ago during an unsuccessful attempt to create an artificial reef.
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Aerial spraying bill now includes buffers.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Buffers are back in a bill meant to better protect communities from aerial timber spraying. The legislation was negotiated in response to highly publicized reports of people and pets being sickened by pesticide drift or accidental exposure.
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New York's Westchester County settles US water safety lawsuit, pays record fine.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
New York's Westchester County will spend roughly $12 million to settle a federal government lawsuit alleging that its failure to properly treat drinking water exposed thousands of residents to greater risk of severe gastrointestinal illness.
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HCM City waste plants to generate electricity.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Ho Chi Minh City plans to reduce environmental pollution by reducing the rate of buried waste to under 40 per cent by the end of the year.
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Glencore chairman Tony Hayward calls for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Tony Hayward, the chairman of Glencore Xstrata, told a conference on climate and business in Paris that the subsidies were incompatible with combating climate change. He also called on rich countries to provide financial assistance that would allow poorer ones to cut their greenhouse gas emissions using renewable energy., Former BP boss says subsidies are incompatible with combating climate change and should be eliminated before setting carbon price to curb emissions.
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El Niño could bring drought and famine in west Africa, scientists warn.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
A global weather phenomenon could cause a famine in the Sahel this year by combining with already dry conditions to create a “double whammy” for the region, scientists and aid groups have warned.
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Authorities on alert as ‘plastic rice’ scare spreads.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Several Indonesian regions are on alert after lab tests confirmed rice found in the West Java city of Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, contained plastic compounds.
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Lumber Liquidators CEO abruptly quits amid probe of flooring.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robert Lynch unexpectedly resigned from his post, adding to the turmoil for a company facing a federal investigation over allegations that it sold toxic flooring.
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