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If Ogunquit Can Quit Pesticides, So Can We

EarthEasy Blog - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:45
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

If Ogunquit Can Quit Pesticides, So Can We is a post from: The Eartheasy Blog. © 2011 Eartheasy.com This article may not be republished without permission.

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Fishing bandits arrested in Sea Shepherd's 'Operation Icefish'

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:23
The first year of Sea Shepherd's campaign to close down illegal fishing operations in the Southern Ocean, dubbed 'Operation Icefish' has already led to the detention of two 'bandit' fishing vessels while a third is under pursuit.
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Should I eat canned tuna?

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
It’s not the sexiest fish in the sea. But tuna—even once it’s caught, frozen, thawed, cooked, chopped and canned—still gets a nod of approval from most of our experts. Still, some aren’t pulling out their can openers anytime soon.
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Endometriosis is often ignored in teenage girls.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
An estimated 89 million women worldwide, including 6.5 million in the United States and Canada, have endometriosis, according to the Endometriosis Association. But those numbers are rough, experts say, because many young girls with endo, as it is called, do not find out until years later.
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Hand-me-down toys could be poisoning your kids.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
Passing on childhood toys to your offspring may seem like a touching thing to do, but new research has found you could actually be poisoning them.
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Canada pushes ahead with alternatives to Keystone XL.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
There are myriad other projects on the table designed to do exactly what Keystone XL was designed to do: transport Canadian tar sands oil to refineries.
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The US only has two polar icebreakers. That could be a problem if the Arctic keeps melting.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
A recent policy brief made the case that the US Coast Guard was woefully short of polar icebreakers and unprepared for a warmer Arctic, where it would have to deal with everything from oil spills to stranded ships.
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Fish don’t want birth control, but scientists say they get it from your pill.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
Flushed down toilets, poured down sinks and excreted in urine, a chemical component in the pill wafts into sewage systems and ends up in various waterways where it collects in fairly heavy doses. That's where fish soak it up.
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Scientists can predict your city's obesity rate by analyzing its sewage.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
The sewage of fat cities like Little Rock and Toledo is easy to distinguish from that of skinny ones like Denver and San Diego.
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OSU researcher makes alarming 'intersex' fish discovery.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
An alarming discovery off the coast of France a mile below the ocean surface: Fish with both male and female organs. It's the result, researchers say, of man-made pollution.
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9 months after Amazonian oil pipeline spill, effects and fears linger.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
More than three months after an oil pipeline spill, wisps of oil floating down the Cuninico River - along with a larger spill in the neighboring community of San Pedro - are a reminder that the problems are not over.
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Beijing to limit motorists on heavily polluted days.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
Beijing has introduced measures to limit the number of motorists on heavily polluted days, the latest move by authorities in the Chinese capital to battle the choking smog that has blanketed the city in recent years.
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Big oil pressured scientists over fracking wastewater's link to quakes.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
As Oklahoma has become the capital of American seismic activity, scientists, citizens, and some state lawmakers have been critical of state officials for their perceived slowness in drawing a connection between earthquakes and oil and gas activities, which account for 1 in 5 jobs in the state.
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Models in gas masks highlight Indonesian environmental devastation.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
Wearing gas masks and designer dresses, models paraded down a catwalk against a backdrop of polluted, rubbish-strewn paddy fields in central Indonesia, a colourful condemnation of the fashion industry's role in causing environmental devastation.
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This drug, banned in Europe, Russia and China, may be in your lunch.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
If you eat meat in the United States, buyer beware. Ractopamine may be unsafe for you.
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US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
The United States will pledge Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change, according to individuals briefed on the White House's plans.
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Why going off the grid may not actually be such a good idea.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
According to a new study just out in the influential journal Energy Policy, however, ditching the grid is likely to be more an individualistic dream than an economically viable solution for most people.
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Red meat is not the enemy.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
The best diet is the one that you’re likely to keep. What isn’t helpful is picking a nutritional culprit of bad health and proclaiming that everyone else is eating wrong.
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The price of damming Tibet’s rivers.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
This will end badly for the nations downstream from Tibet, which are competing for scarce water. Damming and water diversion could also end badly for China, by destroying the sources of the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers.
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The fossil fuel divestment campaign is inherently flawed.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:30
The fossil fuel protest leadership is well aware of the flaws in divestment as an investment strategy, but marches on hoping to gain public awareness and political currency.
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