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Thousands of farmers stopped growing tobacco after deregulation payouts.

7 hours 24 min ago
Farmers in North Carolina, Kentucky got the biggest boost from the federal program that forced tobacco manufacturers to compensate farmers for the deregulation of the tobacco growing industry.
Categories: Ecological News

Iran's fragile ecosystems under pressure.

7 hours 24 min ago
Iran has many hot spots where the needs of a burgeoning population are taking a toll on the fragile ecosystems of this vast, water-poor land.
Categories: Ecological News

CVS says its cigarette move affected other stores’ retail sales as well.

7 hours 24 min ago
In data being released Thursday, CVS said its action resulted in a 1 percent drop in total cigarette sales in 13 states where the pharmacy chain had a sizable market share.
Categories: Ecological News

Why college students are now smoking more pot than cigarettes.

7 hours 24 min ago
"Unfortunately," researchers wrote, "the appreciable declines in cigarette smoking have been accompanied by some increases in the use of other forms of tobacco or nicotine."
Categories: Ecological News

Washington sues feds over safety of nuclear waste tanks.

7 hours 24 min ago
Washington state is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — this time over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from underground waste-storage tanks.
Categories: Ecological News

How microorganisms found in the mud of the Meadowlands indicate the health of an ecosystem.

7 hours 24 min ago
A new study that goes deep into the mud of the Meadowlands will give scientists an overview of the health of the complex ecosystem of area wetlands.
Categories: Ecological News

Saving Iran’s great salt lake.

7 hours 24 min ago
Lake Urmia, in Iran’s northwestern corner, was once the planet’s sixth largest salt lake, covering about 5200 square kilometers—a bit larger than the Great Salt Lake in Utah. But after gradually receding for years, it shriveled last year to a mere 10% of its maximum.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic algae hits the Ohio River.

7 hours 24 min ago
Unusually dry weather and sunny skies are feeding a toxic algae bloom in the Ohio River, a drinking water source for 5 million.
Categories: Ecological News

The mothers of all disasters.

7 hours 24 min ago
Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.
Categories: Ecological News

Why food belongs in our discussions of race.

7 hours 24 min ago
Lack of access to healthy foods and a reliance on a highly processed food supply is causing disease, suffering, and eventual death, especially to those in the poorest of neighborhoods.
Categories: Ecological News

Syngenta moves on from Monsanto bid with ‘blockbuster’ fungicide approval.

7 hours 24 min ago
Syngenta announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved what the Swiss chemical company calls a “blockbuster” fungus killer known as Solatenol.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead leaches into 'very corrosive' Flint, Michigan, drinking water, researchers say.

7 hours 24 min ago
Flint drinking water is "very corrosive" and "causing lead contamination in homes," researchers from Virginia Tech University reported online Wednesday, Sept. 2., Flint drinking water is "very corrosive" and "causing lead contamination in homes," researchers from Virginia Tech reported online Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemicals in soaps & shampoos may up miscarriage risk.

7 hours 24 min ago
Exposure to certain substances commonly found in personal care products such as soaps and shampoos and food packaging could be associated with increased risk of miscarriage, a new study has claimed.
Categories: Ecological News

Outbreak of rare, mutated poliovirus that originated from vaccine in Ukraine leaves two children paralyzed.

7 hours 24 min ago
The cases are the first in Europe in five years. World Health Organization officials say there is "high" risk of it spreading farther into the continent.
Categories: Ecological News

People still exposed to Teflon chemical at unsafe levels, group says.

7 hours 24 min ago
It’s been more than a decade since investigations revealed that Teflon contained a consumer chemical called PFOA that was linked to birth defects, heart disease and other health issues, but the safety of the chemical is far from settled.
Categories: Ecological News

For BASF, huge potential asbestos liability emerges years after deal.

7 hours 24 min ago
When BASF SE acquired Engelhard Corp. nine years ago for $5 billion, executives unknowingly inherited a ticking legal time bomb.
Categories: Ecological News

Aquino creates anti-arsenic poisoning task force.

7 hours 24 min ago
President Benigno Aquino III has created a government task force against arsenic poisoning of groundwater, a serious health hazard for communities that depend on wells for water.
Categories: Ecological News

Denmark might be winning the global race to prevent food waste.

7 hours 24 min ago
Danes' increasing willingness to buy and consume items like just-expired dairy products has helped make them, arguably, the world champions in the fight against food waste.
Categories: Ecological News

Cleaning the waves: Surfers Against Sewage turns its fight to ocean plastic.

7 hours 24 min ago
For 25 years, a group of eco-aware surfers have been campaigning for cleaner waves.
Categories: Ecological News

US EPA proposes to ban drain disposal of pharmaceutical waste.

7 hours 24 min ago
A proposed federal regulation would limit the pharmaceutical chemicals reaching the nation’s waterways.
Categories: Ecological News