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Ecological News

EPA welcomed industry feedback before reversing pesticide ban, ignoring health concerns.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:30
Before the Environmental Protection Agency issued its March 29 decision to reverse a proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, the agency considered information from industry groups that wanted to keep it on the market, according to internal agency documents.
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EXCLUSIVE: India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:30
The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws according to a letter sent to the company by the health ministry.
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'Superbugs' surging in Brazilian lakes, rivers, seas.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:30
A new study, to be published in November in the journal Science of the Total Environment, found that the waterways in Brazil’s two biggest cities have become “major sources of multidrug-resistant bacteria,” reports SciDev.Net.
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NOAA scientists get rare chance to study the effects of an eclipse on weather

ENN Climate - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 21:33
It’s the most fundamental principle of meteorology - energy from the sun drives Earth’s weather.So what happens when the sun’s rays are blocked by an eclipse? And can modern forecasting tools accurately predict changes in the weather when the sun’s rays are partially or totally blocked?
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In their own words: Oral histories of California farmworkers.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Journalist Gabriel Thompson collected the stories of 17 farmworkers who share the day-to-day struggles of life in the fields.
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Trump’s first list of science priorities ignores climate—and departs from his own budget request.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
The memo lists five priority areas (in this order): military superiority, security, prosperity, energy dominance, and health. Each is prefaced by the word “American” in keeping with the administration’s approach to branding issues.
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Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Not getting sick and dying from pollution is worth quite a bit, it turns out.
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Enbridge Line 3 options all would hurt American Indians, report says.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Enbridge's route and four alternative paths would all have disproportionately negative effects on American Indians in northern Minnesota.
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India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry.
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Big tobacco fuels nicotine replacement addiction, UCSF study shows.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Without counseling, relying on such products can actually make it harder to kick tobacco, the study found.
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Blackstone’s new pipeline asset is wreaking environmental havoc.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Since February of this year, the Energy Transfer Partners LP pipeline has racked up more environmental violations than other major interstate natural gas pipelines built in the last two years.
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Why women of color are being exposed to harmful chemicals in beauty products.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
New research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology confirms that women of color are being exposed to higher levels of beauty-product-derived chemicals like mercury, steroids and hormone-disruptors than white women, most likely because of racist beauty ideals.
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Egg inspections complete, but safety concerns remain.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Consumer concerns about eggs contaminated with insecticides persisted Friday, as the government announced the results of its inspections on all large-scale egg farms.
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Undermanned EPA delays action on lead in drinking water.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Even after the Flint scandal reawakened the nation to the dangers posed by lead drinking water pipes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appears to be in no rush to strengthen federal health standards.
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Military bases' contamination will affect water for generations.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Little remains of the former George Air Force Base but rows of dilapidated houses, a dismantled military hospital and dangerous chemicals from pesticides, jet fuels and other hazardous wastes that have poisoned the water for decades.
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Renewable energy isn’t just cutting costs, it’s saving lives.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
A new study shows that renewables, particularly solar and wind energy, have significantly improved air quality in the United States from 2007 to 2015. The increased use of solar and wind resulted in thousands of lives saved.
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Deepening drought hits Ethiopia herders as millions go hungry.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Eastern and southern Africa were hit hard last year by drought exacerbated by El Niño that wilted crops, slowed economic growth and drove food prices higher.
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What's the status of GenX investigations, lawsuits?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Federal, state and local agencies are among those looking into Chemours.
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Mercury treaty now in force; brings new focus on alternatives.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
The entry into force of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Aug. 16 will spur companies worldwide to restrict their use of mercury and pursue alternatives to mercury added products.
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Outdoor light exposure at night boosts breast cancer risk: Study.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30
Bright lights, big cancer concerns.
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