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Red states in the hot seat.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Areas of the country Trump won by large margins are particularly vulnerable to the environmental devastation wrought by climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Nations rising.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Across North America Indigenous people are pushing for a renewable energy future. This native resistance movement can offer solutions to the climate crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

London will double its spending on cycling infrastructure.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
That money will pay for more bike lanes and bridges. Can it also buy a genuine cultural change?
Categories: Ecological News

Sioux Honey faces 2 lawsuits challenging 'pure,' 'natural' labeling.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
The makers of Sue Bee Honey products face a pair of lawsuits calling the company's labeling misleading because traces of glyphosate, a common pesticide, have been found in the honey.
Categories: Ecological News

Good food rising.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce and chicken raised without routine antibiotics? My guess is the former. But thanks to advocates around the country, someday it may just be the latter.
Categories: Ecological News

London mayor to double funding to tackle air pollution.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Campaigners, health charities and neighbourhood groups have welcomed plans by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, to more than double funding to clean up the capital’s dirty air.
Categories: Ecological News

Paris global warming effects: Winter air pollution is highest in 10 years.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
In response, the city has made public transportation free for the second day in a row and has limited which cars are allowed to drive, the Independent reported Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Funding measure to include $170M for Flint.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
A bill to fund the federal government through late April will include $170 million to help cities such as Flint, Mich., with drinking water contamination crises, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee said.
Categories: Ecological News

Environmental group seeks private donations to help South Portland fight pipeline lawsuit.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
A local environmental group has launched a crowdfunding video campaign Tuesday to raise at least $25,000 toward legal costs that are nearing $1 million.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution curbs on coal-fired plants have made Gulf of Maine tuna safer.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Maine's congressional delegation should resist efforts to roll back environmental policies that have helped to reduce mercury intake.
Categories: Ecological News

Smoking during pregnancy may lead to later substance use in the child.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
New findings suggest that interventions that help reduce smoking in pregnancy may not only promote children’s healthy development, but also reduce vulnerability to substance use.
Categories: Ecological News

Dandora dumpsite’s days as eyesore are numbered.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
All manner of garbage from airports, hotels, industries, residential areas and restaurants is dumped there. And thousands of slum dwellers collect electronics, meat bones, metals, milk bags, plastics and rubber, which are mostly sought after for recycling.
Categories: Ecological News

Japan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients.
Categories: Ecological News

Indonesia just made a huge move to protect the climate.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
A new decision from the government of Indonesia could be a major boon for both public health and the global climate.
Categories: Ecological News

In West Virginia coal country, voters are ‘thrilled’ about Donald Trump.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Optimism is pervasive around Buckhannon, even after President-elect Trump last week chose as his commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, the billionaire who in 2006 owned the mine where an underground explosion killed 12 miners, the region’s worst coal disaster in decades.
Categories: Ecological News

Should I worry about the mercury in the fish I eat?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Some types of fish contain much more mercury, on average, than others. However, mercury levels can vary between populations of the same species depending on where they reside and migrate.
Categories: Ecological News

New York City has 5 babies born with Zika-related brain issue.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Health officials sent doctors an alert warning them to continue warning women who are or may become pregnant about travel to areas where the virus is spreading.
Categories: Ecological News

Lancaster city officials want state to act to keep children safe from lead poisoning.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Lancaster city officials say state action is needed to solve the lead problem here and in other municipalities.
Categories: Ecological News

Protecting reproductive rights under Donald Trump.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
The Trump administration could put reproductive health care out of reach for millions, but states can fight back.
Categories: Ecological News

Five west African countries ban 'dirty diesel' from Europe.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 19:30
Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast to block imports from oil companies and traders of diesel with sulphur levels many times European limit.
Categories: Ecological News