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Ecological News

Over 370 arrests for blocking NY fracked gas store

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:13
Protests against plans to make an enormous storage site for fracked gas at Seneca Lake in New York state seven times bigger are gathering pace, writes Ashoka Jegroo, with 13 arrests at a gate blockade last week. But is the company, Crestwood, getting the message?
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Tiny ant takes on pesticide industry.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Studies show insects as effective or better than chemicals in controlling some crop pests.
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Petcoke alert: Hackers and activists team up on Chicago environmental issue.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Whenever the wind exceeds 15 miles per hour on Chicago’s Southeast Side, more than 400 residents get a text notification saying: “Wind Alert! Avoid petcoke exposure by limiting outdoor activity,” and a link to learn more.
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65 per cent of Europe's electronic waste is stolen or mismanaged.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
A two-year investigation into Europe’s electronic waste found that 6.2 million tonnes was not disposed of safely, a danger to health and environment.
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Saving the world's crops with a bee vaccine.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Researchers have learned how queen bees immunise their young. Beekeepers might be able to exploit the same trick to protect their hives.
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Replacing pesticides with genetics.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Scientists have genetically modified thousands of diamondback moths, infusing the farm pests with DNA designed to kill female larvae.
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The Wild West of marijuana pesticides.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides - and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops.
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Investigative report released ahead of C8 injury trials.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
“The Teflon Toxin” is the title of a series of three investigative reports that surfaced this month. The series examines the 70-year history of DuPont and the no-stick chemical called C8 used to coat Teflon pans and other products.
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'We're trying to save what's left.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
The spraying of herbicides on replanted forests is raising alarm among First Nations people from west of Blind River to north of Cartier.
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Natura 2000: EU reserves are facing development pressures.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
An astonishing 18 percent of the European Union’s land area is protected under a network of preserves known as Natura 2000. Now, at the urging of business interests and farmers, the EU is examining whether regulations on development in these areas should be loosened.
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Can we learn to handle the heat of forest fires?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
With climate change turning up the temperature and the state in a four-year drought, wildfires are scorching California like never before. But some science suggests a new approach—let it burn.
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Sonoma County residents' battle with wineries is about more than water.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
These days, the redwood-shaded creek by Laura and Ray Waldbaum's house is a bone-dry path of rocks and gravel, its occasional stagnant pools a somber reminder of the salmon that once thrived there.
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"Molecular tweeting" could hold the key to busting superbugs.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
A broader understanding of bacterial social networks might help scientists combat antibiotic resistance.
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Colombia to end coca farm glyphosate sprayings.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
After nearly 20 years of international and local pressure, Colombia may finally stop spraying suspected carcinogens on its own population.
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Five near-blind monk seals become ambassadors for vanishing species.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
For the first time, Hawaiian monk seals are on public display outside of the Aloha State. Conservationists hope the new ambassadors at the Minnesota Zoo will help bring more attention (and funds) to the endangered, declining species.
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Plastic: The wonder material filling our oceans and beaches.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
With millions of tons of of plastic debris entering the world's oceans every year, plastics' durability is a curse.
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Tracking energy’s ‘fugitive emissions,’ from above.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Scientists are trying to understand what’s released from the nation’s biggest energy producing regions.
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Toxic taint: Tests in Alberta industrial heartland reveal air-quality concerns.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
New air-quality tests in one of Canada's largest petrochemical processing regions have revealed more evidence of short-lived but concentrated plumes of toxic chemicals.
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Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth.
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Operations above groundwater level.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
The owners of a Christchurch quarry that residents believe may have contaminated their wells say its operations have remained above groundwater level at all times.
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