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Ecological News

They don't like it up'em: Greenpeace 'frack' Parliament Square

The Ecologist Magazine - 3 hours 28 min ago
As Cuadrilla's application to frack in Lancashire goes to public inquiry today, protestors from Greenpeace have installed a full-size 'fracking rig' in Parliament Square, London, complete with flare and deafening sound effects, to let MP's know just how great it is to have a fracking well on your doorstep.
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Warming world spreads a wider welcome mat for Zika-carrying mosquitos.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
The Aedes aegypti mosquito thrives in warm, wet conditions, which are spreading northward, even into central California, because of climate change.
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Beyonce starting fund to aid in Flint water crisis relief efforts.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Pop superstar Beyonce has started a fund to aid in relief efforts for the Flint water crisis.
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Find pollution source before bringing coal ash to town.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Don't bring more pollutants to town before fixing the existing problems.
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The Zika virus and Brazilian women’s right to choose.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
An epidemic gives Brazil an opening to address inequality — and abortion.
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In Flint and beyond, US water systems need protection.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
You might ask, aren't there environmental laws that protect drinking water? In fact, there are not.
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Once again, the VA turns down Navy vets for Agent Orange benefits.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has once again turned down an effort by Navy veterans to get compensation for possible exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
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New federal gas storage regulations likely to mimic industry's guidelines.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Federal pipeline agency's response to Aliso Canyon disaster will likely lean on industry proposals that don't require emergency shutoffs or safer pipes.
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Beijing pollution: 'Lives destroyed' as smog improves at cost of jobs and growth.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Beijing's air quality has improved as much as 16 percent over the past year, but the gain has come at costs of jobs and growth, recently released figures suggest.
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Obama has a new plan to fight Zika, asks Congress for $1.8 billion.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
On Monday, the White House said it would ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
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Governor seeks facts on Hoosick Falls water pollution.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Gov. Andrew Cuomo repeatedly told reporters the state needs more information — including water sampling and blood tests of local residents — about the situation that has led officials to advise village residents to drink bottled water.
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Obama proposing clean-water cuts amid Flint outcry.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
The Obama administration is expected to propose a $250 million cut to its primary funding source for water and sewer systems as part of its budget proposal Tuesday — a prospect that is bringing bipartisan criticism amid the furor over lead contamination in Flint, Mich.
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Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Victims are suing Gov. Rick Snyder, the former mayor, rank-and-file public employees and almost anyone else who may have had a role in supplying the troubled city with corrosive river water for 18 months.
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Borrelia Mayonii, new Lyme disease bacteria, found in Midwest.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease.
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Cleanup plan approved for asbestos-contaminated Montana town.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval on Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning.
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Freedom co-owner Tis gets no jail time for chemical spill.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
William E. Tis became the fourth official from Freedom Industries to avoid being sentenced to any jail time.
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Soy foods protect against BPA exposure.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Eating foods that are rich in soybeans has been found to help protect women against the harmful reproductive effects of a chemical found in plastic food packaging called bisphenol A, or BPA.
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Why we shouldn't quarantine travelers because of Zika.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Contrary to some Republican presidential candidates, public health experts say there should not be any travel or trade restrictions because of the virus.
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Global initiative introduces first proposal to reduce airplane pollution.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Governments proposed for the first time on Monday to reduce climate pollution from airplanes, plugging one of the biggest loopholes in last December’s landmark Paris agreement.
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Half-built nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina faces test on its future.

Environmental Health News - 3 hours 46 min ago
A white elephant to the Obama administration, the plant is a source of 1,700 construction jobs to South Carolina, where state officials and congressional delegates are vowing to stop the move.
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