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Greener film shoots can also save costs, report says.

5 hours 13 min ago
Film sets are notoriously wasteful places. Big movies can generate 225 tons of scrap metal, nearly 50 tons of construction and set debris, and 72 tons of food waste. But Hollywood crews are starting to change their ways - and the results could have surprising effects on their bottom lines.
Categories: Ecological News

Forensics for the farm keep food safe.

5 hours 13 min ago
The same technology used at crime scenes to link a stray hair to a suspect can also find antibiotics or other medications in milk and meat. And the use of sophisticated testing is becoming increasingly available for livestock producers, who stand to lose lots of money if their products are tainted.
Categories: Ecological News

'Indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry might be linked to growing resistance in Indians.

5 hours 13 min ago
Claiming that it found antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi, an environment body on Wednesday said use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.
Categories: Ecological News

US GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts.

5 hours 13 min ago
One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U.S. companies that develop GMOs have further committed to a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat attempts to add GMO labels to such foods.
Categories: Ecological News

Senate Dems’ bill would bring back Superfund tax.

5 hours 13 min ago
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and two of his colleagues introduced a bill Tuesday to reinstate the Superfund tax, which charges certain industries fees to clean up contaminated industrial sites.
Categories: Ecological News

North Carolina gas drillers may gain exemptions from air pollution rules.

5 hours 13 min ago
As fracking starts up in North Carolina, there are loopholes that would allow for air pollution near fracking sites. The second of two stories exploring air pollution rules and loopholes as the process begins.
Categories: Ecological News

UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons.

5 hours 13 min ago
The trunk line break offered dramatic new evidence of Los Angeles' crumbling water infrastructure, which has been a recurring problem for years. Large sections of the water system are old and corroded, and the city has struggled to find the money to replace them.
Categories: Ecological News

Power of cooperation helps end Navajo Generating Station.

5 hours 13 min ago
The days of the fossil-fuel economy are numbered. And even as we continue to rely on one such form of energy - natural gas - King Coal is destined to lose its energy crown. It is to the great credit of all involved that those affected by the future of Navajo Generating Station got together and worked it out.
Categories: Ecological News

Build more oil pipelines.

5 hours 13 min ago
The recent boom in U.S. oil production has always come with an asterisk: The nation now has more crude than it can move through existing pipelines, which don't yet connect refineries with oil from non-traditional oil-producing areas such as North Dakota. There's no way to move much of the oil except by train.
Categories: Ecological News

GMO labeling bill lacks a scientific justification.

5 hours 13 min ago
The anti-GMO movement continues to gain ground, and now there's a proposal that would create new food-labeling regulations. Few bills would achieve so little while costing so much.
Categories: Ecological News

The original geo-engineers.

5 hours 13 min ago
If we want to construct a healthy and resilient world for ourselves and our fellow creatures, we could do worse than look to the lowly beavers for hints on how it can be done. They build a vibrant world for themselves and so many others by weaving one small limb into another, stick by stick by stick.
Categories: Ecological News

‘Maybe in America.’

5 hours 13 min ago
Keeping Madagascar out of the world of disorder has to start by preserving its ecosystems, which are vital for sustaining its people and attracting tourism. But that requires good leadership, and good leaders today — anywhere — are the rarest species of all.
Categories: Ecological News

Maine parents, physicians press for disclosure of phthalates use in products.

5 hours 13 min ago
Mothers, physicians and business owners were among those who called on the Maine officials Tuesday to monitor the use of potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates in children’s lunch boxes, toys, raincoats and other plastic products.
Categories: Ecological News

Government fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk.

5 hours 13 min ago
The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say.
Categories: Ecological News

The reindeer herders who are battling an iron ore mine.

5 hours 13 min ago
A British company has been carrying out test drilling for iron ore in an area of Scandinavia where the Sami, Europe's only indigenous people, have lived for thousands of years. Sami reindeer herders say the proposed iron ore mine could destroy their livelihood.
Categories: Ecological News

Report: World faces 'insurmountable' water crises by 2040.

5 hours 13 min ago
The world will face "insurmountable" water crises in less than three decades, researchers said Tuesday, if it does not move away from water-intensive power production.
Categories: Ecological News

Competing visions of cataclysm at an EPA hearing.

5 hours 13 min ago
On one side were the reps for coal companies and coal states, who see the plan to force power plants to cut pollution 30 percent by 2030 as condemning our miners to lives of poverty and despair. Others say the rule is absurdly gentle. So which is more realistic?
Categories: Ecological News

EPA should address emerging risks from fracking: GAO.

5 hours 13 min ago
The Environmental Protection Agency should review emerging risks related to safeguards for hydraulic fracturing wells used for oil and gas production, according to a report released July 28 by the Government Accountability Office.
Categories: Ecological News

Activists in Brazil are fighting to protect the environment - and their lives.

5 hours 13 min ago
908. That’s the number of environmental and land-reform activists assassinated worldwide between 2003 and 2013, according to a study by the NGO Global Witness. Nearly half of those murders - 448 - took place in one country: Brazil.
Categories: Ecological News

American eel numbers in the St. Lawrence River are plummeting.

5 hours 13 min ago
The eel was once a staple part of the St. Lawrence River ecosystem, but experts are now worried the animal could be in danger of seeing its numbers plummet beyond the staggering statistics suggested to date.
Categories: Ecological News