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These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

13 hours 14 min ago
Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on.
Categories: Ecological News

Stopping a climate change and pollution nightmare in the East Bay.

13 hours 14 min ago
Tar sands is the oil industry’s newest threat. Local activists want to put limits on refinery emissions to halt this dense and dangerous crude from coming to the Bay. But are the regional air district and state government on board?
Categories: Ecological News

Veterans blame Air Force base water for chronic diseases.

13 hours 14 min ago
While living in Oscoda, residents drank, cooked with, bathed in, swam in and fished in the water, never knowing that most of the Wurtsmith Air Force Base and some adjacent ground is polluted with jet fuel, cancer-causing chlorinated solvents and toxic fire retardants.
Categories: Ecological News

Shift to clean energy could save millions who die from pollution.

13 hours 14 min ago
Reducing deadly pollution has the double benefit of quickly trimming carbon dioxide emissions, the International Energy Agency says.
Categories: Ecological News

Snyder bows out as Schuette fights EPA pollution rules.

13 hours 14 min ago
Attorney General Bill Schuette continues to wage a court battle over the Environmental Protection Agency’s mercury pollution controls for coal-fired power plants despite compliance by Michigan’s biggest utility companies and Gov. Rick Snyder disassociating himself with Schuette’s lawsuit.
Categories: Ecological News

Updated law boosts EPA regulatory power over chemicals.

13 hours 14 min ago
Congress gives agency more authority to regulate health and environmental risks and demand toxicity data.
Categories: Ecological News

Legislators take another swing at regulating coal ash cleanup.

13 hours 14 min ago
A bill that appeared Tuesday and passed the Senate would provide water to people near coal ash ponds, but may allow Duke Energy to keep some coal ash where it is.
Categories: Ecological News

How unions and environmental groups are finding common ground.

13 hours 14 min ago
You know how they say politics makes strange bedfellows? Well, sometimes the environment does, too.
Categories: Ecological News

How an electric shock could one day protect you from Zika.

13 hours 14 min ago
Scientists are making impressive progress in creating a vaccine for Zika. And they're using a new technology that makes vaccine development faster than ever.
Categories: Ecological News

Effort aims to decrease death rate of infants.

13 hours 14 min ago
A local coalition of health agencies is getting $3.23 million in new resources to keep young women healthy in the hopes of bringing down Lucas County’s dismal infant-mortality numbers.
Categories: Ecological News

Starr County opposes herbicide spraying along Rio Grande.

13 hours 14 min ago
The Starr County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing aerial spraying of herbicides along the banks of the Rio Grande which environmentalists argue would pose safety risks to residents.
Categories: Ecological News

Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle.

13 hours 14 min ago
The fight for food has begun in Venezuela. On any day, in cities across this increasingly desperate nation, crowds form to sack supermarkets and protesters take to the streets to decry skyrocketing prices.
Categories: Ecological News

How wearable technology could change the way we think about air pollution.

13 hours 14 min ago
The day may be coming when you'll wear pollution detectors on your clothes.
Categories: Ecological News

Aboriginal landowners criticise Northern Land Council over drill permit.

13 hours 14 min ago
An Aboriginal community is calling for a halt to exploratory drilling preparations on their traditional lands by a Gina Rinehart-linked company, claiming they weren’t properly consulted by the peak body representing them.
Categories: Ecological News

Harmful ozone levels drop in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou: experts not convinced they will stay that way.

13 hours 14 min ago
Concentrations of harmful ozone in the region have dropped to the lowest level since 2010 – but air pollution experts are sceptical that a downward trend can be sustained.
Categories: Ecological News

New studies show just how tricky the Zika virus is.

13 hours 14 min ago
A batch of new studies show the Zika virus is trickier than it appeared at first glance, lurking for months in pregnant females and interfering with the immune system's response.
Categories: Ecological News

Officials: Ventura oil spill clean up could take weeks.

13 hours 14 min ago
Efforts to clean up a dry gorge in Ventura that was filled with nearly 30,000 gallons of crude oil could take weeks, officials said Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Georgia power finds contaminants near coal ash ponds at 3 plants.

13 hours 14 min ago
Georgia Power has found evidence that chemicals have leaked into groundwater at three of its coal-fired power plants.
Categories: Ecological News

Schuette: Gov. Snyder’s lawyers withholding Flint documents.

13 hours 14 min ago
Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday said Gov. Rick Snyder’s private attorneys have been withholding documents from his Flint water crisis investigators — an accusation the governor’s office quickly denied.
Categories: Ecological News

US law professor exposes system that makes a profit from poverty.

13 hours 14 min ago
In his book The Poverty Industry, Daniel L Hatcher lifts the lid on how federal aid is syphoned away from impoverished people by private companies and cash-strapped public administrations.
Categories: Ecological News