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Ecological News

Australian Climate Sceptics Challenge Clean Energy Plan

The Ecologist Magazine - 34 min 15 sec ago
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has handed the environment portfolio to the energy minister in an attempt to calm climate sceptics. But will it work? Ecologist writer Maxine Newlands reports.
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Welcome to Brazil, where a food revolution is changing the way people eat.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
How the country challenged the junk-food industry and became a global leader in the battle against obesity.
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Federal coal ash case could impact cleanups beyond Virginia.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
A federal judge in Virginia could soon decide a potentially landmark case determining whether power plants can be held accountable for contaminating surface waters with toxic chemicals that leached into the ground from coal ash pits.
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FDA temporarily halts blood donation in two Florida counties over Zika fears.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking blood centers in two Florida counties to immediately stop collections. The counties are investigating possible local transmission of Zika virus.
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US-UK partnership to tackle antibiotic resistance.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator or Carb-X brings together partners including the US government’s Department of Health and Human Services, Wellcome Trust in London, AMR Centre in Alderley Park, Cheshire, and Boston University.
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Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
This timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago.
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The nose knows how to kill MRSA.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Bacteria from the human body produce an antibiotic that seems to kill resistant bacteria.
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Antibiotics funding splurge gets mixed reception.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Antibiotics researchers are set to receive hundreds of millions of dollars from a new funding stream — but not everyone thinks the cash is being directed to the right place.
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The nose knows how to fight staph.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Bacterium found in nasal secretions may counter antibiotic-resistant infection.
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Induced labor not linked to higher autism risk.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Inducing labor doesn’t appear to increase the baby's odds of autism, a new study suggests.
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The tangled web of lies behind many restaurant menus.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
The headlines were hard to miss, even for non-foodies: "The Parmesan cheese you sprinkle on your penne could be wood."
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Chinese polluters to face more business, financing restrictions.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Chinese firms guilty of exceeding emissions limits or building plants without environmental permits will face tougher punishments including credit bans and land use restrictions, the country's environmental ministry said late on Wednesday.
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GOP and Democratic platforms highlight stark differences on energy and climate.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
While Republicans embrace fossil fuels, Democrats push for climate action, but do party platforms influence policy?
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Scientists call for end to coal leasing on public lands.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Sixty-seven scientists urged the end of "coal leasing, extraction and burning" on public land in a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday, calling it essential to averting the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.
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Taloja plant blamed for Kasadi pollution.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
With pollution in the Kasadi River having allegedly reached hazardous levels due to discharge of industrial effluents from Taloja’s MIDC industrial complex, the fishing community and activists are blaming the CETP plant for this situation.
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Study confirms army base contamination.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
An environmental assessment has concluded contamination from firefighting chemicals have spread well beyond the Oakey army helicopter training base.
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Murray Energy plans array of challenges to EPA mercury rule.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Murray Energy Corp. intends to launch a wide-ranging challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's reaffirmation that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate toxic air pollution from the utility sector, according to a court document.
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Proposed mine rule focuses on wrong targets: Industry.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Human error, often the result of drug or alcohol impairment, is the real cause of most mining accidents, rendering a proposed federal rule unnecessary, industry representatives told the Mine Safety and Health Administration July 26.
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There will be 1.8 billion in India by 2050. GM crops are the only way to feed them all.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
There’s a food crisis looming over India. Scientists already have a solution: genetically modified (GM) crops that can withstand pests and droughts.
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EPA data shows toxic PFCs in two large Michigan water systems.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 16 min ago
A pair of unregulated pollutants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency links to thyroid disorders and childhood developmental issues are being found in two large Michigan public water supplies.
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