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Indoor air purifiers may aid heart patients.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
People with heart conditions may benefit from using indoor air purifiers, suggests a small study from China.
Categories: Ecological News

This Alaska startup is making nice luxury items from stinky seafood byproducts.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
A Juneau-based startup is finding fresh uses for seafood waste, using environmentally sensitive processes to make products like salmon leather wallets and chitin T-shirts.
Categories: Ecological News

Holding your breath in India.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
Did I put my family’s health in jeopardy by moving to New Delhi?
Categories: Ecological News

Some plastic teething toys may have hormone-altering chemicals.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
Some plastic teething toys used by infants might contain chemicals that could interfere with the production of hormones needed for normal growth and development, a small German study suggests.
Categories: Ecological News

Inside America's secretive biolabs.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
A USA TODAY Network investigation reveals that hundreds of lab mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents have occurred in biological laboratories coast to coast in recent years, putting scientists, their colleagues and sometimes even the public at risk.
Categories: Ecological News

Connecticut Senate extends pesticide ban to public playgrounds.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
Environmentalists claimed a partial victory this week after the Senate approved legislation to ban harsh pesticides from public playgrounds but allow their continued use on high school lawns and playing fields.
Categories: Ecological News

Plastic waste in Great Lakes creates many woes.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
About 80 percent of human-made debris found in the Great Lakes is plastic, ranging from tiny micro-beads found in cosmetics and clothing fibers to bottles and plastic wrap, scientists said Thursday during a meeting of Great Lakes scientists being held at the University of Vermont.
Categories: Ecological News

India reluctant to join global ban on toxic chemical.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
The fate of a toxic chemical is yet to be decided in India, despite 90 nations voting for a global ban on its usage.
Categories: Ecological News

Experts raise fears over food safety in Kenya.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
Experts yesterday raised fears that Kenyans could be eating food with high levels of pesticides and other harmful organisms.
Categories: Ecological News

US EPA proposes temporary pesticide-free zones for honeybees.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed a rule that would create temporary bans on pesticide spraying in areas where commercial honeybees are being used to pollinate crops.
Categories: Ecological News

US to limit petroleum drilling on habitat of greater sage grouse.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
The new plan would create buffer zones around areas where male grouses gather for breeding, many of which abut or are inside oil and gas fields.
Categories: Ecological News

North Carolina NAACP environmental justice investigation.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
Civil rights advocates and conservationists from national, state and local affiliations huddled in a Baptist church Wednesday to reinforce what some local folks have already been doing for a while: sound an alarm on the potential health risks posed by fossil-fuel pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

A proposal to modify plants gives GMO debate new life.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
Some scientists are hoping techniques that give back to plants genes that had long ago been bred out of them might be more acceptable to opponents of genetically modified organisms.
Categories: Ecological News

Here’s how to get real estate markets to properly value green homes.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
When homeowners opt to sell their “green” home, it’s often less than clear how such upgrades are valued in the real estate market by appraisers, lenders, or purchasers.
Categories: Ecological News

Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,300 killed in heatwave.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said.
Categories: Ecological News

Beekeeping woes need attention at all levels.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
The crisis involving honey bees is a serious one, not only in Tennessee and the United States but in other countries as well.
Categories: Ecological News

Clean waters: EPA’s new streams rule is for the greater good.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
Members of Congress who want to block the rule through legislation should reconsider. A new rule that delivers clean water is only for the greater good.
Categories: Ecological News

Michigan's missing the boat on its freshwater economy.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
While we suffer through the brutal Michigan winters that add inches to our water table, we also enjoy the benefits. We drink the water, play in it, and draw resources from it. We are defined by it. Water is our business, and, in Michigan, it’s our future.
Categories: Ecological News

Sacrificing Colorado's forests for coal.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
In the mountains of western Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service is hatching a scheme to give away 20,000 acres of our public lands to the coal industry, threatening our National Forests and worse, endangering our climate.
Categories: Ecological News

Do our bodies safely break down BPA? Fat chance, study suggests.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:30
A new study suggests the long-held industry assumption that bisphenol-A breaks down safely in the human body is incorrect. Instead, researchers say, the body transforms the ubiquitous chemical additive into a compound that might spur obesity.
Categories: Ecological News