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VIDEO: Air quality test show toxic conditions near algae blooms.

7 hours 3 min ago
Algae blooms have created toxic conditions in some parts of the St. Lucie River, and test results show they are also contributing to toxic conditions in the air.
Categories: Ecological News

Citizen science takes on Japan's nuclear establishment.

7 hours 3 min ago
As other Tokyo office workers poured into restaurants and bars at quitting time one recent evening, Kohei Matsushita went to the eighth floor of a high-rise for an unusual after-hours activity: learning how to assemble his own Geiger counter from a kit.
Categories: Ecological News

Controversial pesticides may be lowering the sperm count of bees.

7 hours 3 min ago
Male bees may have inadvertently been taking contraceptives – a possible factor in the alarming decline in bee populations across North America and Europe over the past 15 years.
Categories: Ecological News

In Alaska's remote towns, climate change is already leaving many hungry.

7 hours 3 min ago
There was a time when Sandra Gologergen’s freezer was packed with traditional Inuit foods like whale, walrus, seal and fish, ensuring her husband, three kids and grandson make it through the long harsh winters of Savoonga, Alaska.
Categories: Ecological News

The flood next time: Warming raises the risk of disaster.

7 hours 3 min ago
Ccience shows us that the damage from nature’s wrath has a lot to do with human behavior.
Categories: Ecological News

Spare the air: What can big cities do to curb air pollution?

7 hours 3 min ago
San Francisco hopes to inspire individuals to change their behavior in order to contribute to clearer, healthier air.
Categories: Ecological News

Study suggests new formula for physical activity: 8 hours of sitting means 1 hour of exercise.

7 hours 3 min ago
You may be able to "make up" for your increased risk of death due to a sedentary lifestyle by engaging in enough physical activity.
Categories: Ecological News

Plattsburgh officials investigate bacteria in Lake Champlain.

7 hours 3 min ago
Last year, high levels of bacteria from manure or other runoff forced the city to close its swimming areas for weeks. Bacteria levels recently spiked again, and the city is hoping to pinpoint the source.
Categories: Ecological News

How environmental injustice connects to police violence.

7 hours 3 min ago
It's a dangerous combo: Petrochemicals from factories along “Cancer Alley” created a deadly living environment for Alton Sterling long before he lost his life to an officer’s bullet. Toxic lead levels in Baltimore echo the violence Freddie Gray experienced at the hands of police.
Categories: Ecological News

Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm.

7 hours 3 min ago
A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.
Categories: Ecological News

Why India's lack of toilets is hurting its children’s development.

7 hours 3 min ago
India’s lack of toilets and poor access to sanitation are holding back its children, causing stunted growth and curbing their development, a new report says.
Categories: Ecological News

Leading insecticide cuts bee sperm by almost 40%, study shows.

7 hours 3 min ago
The world’s most widely used insecticide is an inadvertent contraceptive for bees, cutting live sperm in males by almost 40%, according to research.
Categories: Ecological News

Contamination at Oakey will still be an issue in 100 years, environmental report finds.

7 hours 3 min ago
The report was commissioned following contamination of groundwater near the base by a toxic firefighting foam containing the chemicals PFOS and PFOA.
Categories: Ecological News

Winnipeg’s data on raw sewage leaks only publicized after freedom of information request.

7 hours 3 min ago
A confidential document shows the city only made its data on the amount of untreated sewage seeping into Winnipeg’s rivers public following a probe under privacy legislation.
Categories: Ecological News

Population, golf-course density fuel pesticide use.

7 hours 3 min ago
The Journal News/lohud.com review of 2010 pesticide data in New York found population and golf-course density drove usage rates.
Categories: Ecological News

Golfers' pesticide exposure risks prompt EPA outreach.

7 hours 3 min ago
Pesticides, and other toxic chemicals, pose the biggest threat to workers handling them regularly, like on golf courses and farms.
Categories: Ecological News

Spare the Air: What can cities do to prevent air pollution?

7 hours 3 min ago
San Francisco hopes to inspire individuals to change their behavior in order to contribute to clearer, healthier air.
Categories: Ecological News

A truce in herbicide wars.

7 hours 3 min ago
If the recommendation is adopted, Lane County could serve as a model for other jurisdictions in Oregon and elsewhere — but only if it respects both the power and the limited utility of the tool it has been given permission to use.
Categories: Ecological News

This $500 shirt changes patterns when it detects air pollutants., This shirt changes patterns when it detects air pollutants.

7 hours 3 min ago
As the Internet of Things grows at a rapid rate, so does my skepticism for each additional "smart" product that makes it to market., For those willing to shell out $500, this starts a conversation. For the rest of us, planting a tree might be the better option.
Categories: Ecological News

The future of cities.

7 hours 3 min ago
What will the cities of the future look like? How could they be affected by driverless cars, changing work habits, green building and the environment?
Categories: Ecological News