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24 hours at the slaughter slab.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Bushmeat, from wild animals captured for food, is a valuable source of protein in Ghana. But what health risks does it carry, and could it spread disease further afield?
Categories: Ecological News

How the illegal trade in wild-animal meat could cause the next global pandemic.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
If a specific set of circumstances align, an infectious disease that jumps from an animal to a human can spread rapidly and kill indiscriminately in our hyperconnected world.
Categories: Ecological News

New case emerging for Culex mosquito as unexpected Zika spreader.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
New evidence from separate labs supports the controversial idea that an overlooked and unexpected Culex mosquito might spread Zika virus.
Categories: Ecological News

Concern expands over Zika birth defects.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Infection with Zika virus in utero can trigger a spectrum of birth defects beyond microcephaly, and could potentially cause long-term health problems as well.
Categories: Ecological News

Why trans fats became a food villain.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Food science produced a new fat — and then discovered it wasn’t all that good for us.
Categories: Ecological News

Vermont DEC to cover PFOA-related costs amid stalled negotiations.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
DEC Commissioner Alyssa Schuren made the announcement Wednesday night, saying the final design phase of extending the public water lines will be paid for by the state as negotiations with company Saint-Gobain have stalled.
Categories: Ecological News

Monmouth landfill tops list of worst Shore air polluters.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Greenhouse gas emissions at the Monmouth County landfill nearly quadrupled from 2010 through 2014, according to an Asbury Park Press analysis of air polluters in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead paint liability disputed.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Robert Wells, Sherwin Williams senior vice president for communications, told The Plain Dealer the problem lies with negligent landlords and government entities, not paint companies.
Categories: Ecological News

Dow sued for not warning California residents of pesticide risk.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Dow AgroSciences has violated a California law by failing to warn a Central Valley community that it was exposed to risky levels of a cancer-causing pesticide, according to a new lawsuit by the Center for Environmental Health.
Categories: Ecological News

Flint might have a bigger problem with lead pipes than previously thought.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
A team of University of Michigan researchers examined 171 drinking water service lines removed as part of Flint’s “Fast Start” program. They expected around 40% of them would contain lead, but they found 96% did.
Categories: Ecological News

Should paint companies help make homes safe from lead hazards in Cleveland?

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
City administrators say they'd like to have corporate partners like Sherwin-Williams or RPM or PPG helping to tackle the "legacy" problem – one the city says it can't afford to address on its own.
Categories: Ecological News

The first documented case of Zika spread by physical contact.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
It appears the virus was spread through the tears or sweat of a patient with a particularly severe infection.
Categories: Ecological News

Boyle bill calls for federal standard on PFCs.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle this week introduced legislation calling for the creation of an “enforceable, nationwide primary drinking water standard for PFCs.”
Categories: Ecological News

B.C. pot producer sought federal approval to use fungicide.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
One of Canada’s largest medical marijuana producers, which raised concerns with Health Canada over harmful chemicals found in cannabis sold at Vancouver dispensaries, sought permission to use a controversial fungicide on its own crops last year, but says it later abandoned the idea.
Categories: Ecological News

One tribe's 'long walk' upstream for environmental and cultural justice.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Wisconsin's Menominee tap their forebears—and Native American cultural rebirth underway in North Dakota—on a walk to protect their river. A "Sacred Water" story.
Categories: Ecological News

27 missing in Zhejiang landslide following Typhoon Megi.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Twenty-seven people have been confirmed missing after a landslide hit a village near Lishui City in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, according to a local government news briefing held Thursday morning.
Categories: Ecological News

Civil rights agency blasts EPA for weak environmental justice record.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
Calling the agency slow and ineffective at responding to environmental discrimination complaints, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issues a strong rebuke.
Categories: Ecological News

2014 West Virginia chemical spill report leaves questions unanswered.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
The Chemical Safety Board brought voted Wednesday evening to approve the final report and recommendations that were the result of a more than two and a half year investigation into a Charleston chemical leak.
Categories: Ecological News

Mystery Zika case in Utah was likely spread through sweat or tears.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
New details are emerging about the mysterious Zika case in Utah where a son caring for his sick father became infected with the virus.
Categories: Ecological News

Miami's Zika search turns up another virus: Dengue.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:30
The health department said it confirmed a case of locally acquired dengue virus, the second this year in the state and the first in Miami.
Categories: Ecological News