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EPA staffers, Trump official clashed over new chemical rules.

3 hours 10 min ago
The Trump administration appears poised to cement key rules that were heavily shaped by an expert who was a top official for the chemical industry's lobbying group.
Categories: Ecological News

Hot spots.

3 hours 10 min ago
Climate change will not affect everyone equally. A close-up look at seven regions poised to really feel the pain—and what they're doing about it.
Categories: Ecological News

Could Prozac be a treatment for children with autism?

3 hours 10 min ago
After drinking mother’s milk spiked with the antidepressant Prozac for 19 days, infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism experienced dramatic improvements.
Categories: Ecological News

To preserve mental acuity into old age, experts suggest focusing on these three things.

3 hours 10 min ago
Engage your brain (but choose wisely), control high blood pressure (and start doing so early), and exercise regularly (just do it, already).
Categories: Ecological News

Atlantic oil surveys could kill food used by fisheries.

3 hours 10 min ago
Scientists in the Australian island state of Tasmania have added krill larvae and other plankton to the growing list of animals known to be affected by airguns trawled behind ships in search of oil reserves, earthquake faults and other buried features.
Categories: Ecological News

High-flying insects expand Ethiopia's malaria zone.

3 hours 10 min ago
In a warming world new opportunities open up for disease-bearing mosquitoes, spreading Ethiopia’s malaria zone to higher altitudes.
Categories: Ecological News

This new meal kit delivery service isn’t for tired home cooks–it fights hunger.

3 hours 10 min ago
The Fed40 program will deliver 40 days of a simple meal for free, to help the 13% of Americans who are unsure where their next meal might come from.
Categories: Ecological News

Afghan women refugees resurrected as India's plastic waste warriors.

3 hours 10 min ago
Farah Naz is one of five Afghan refugee women who are not only battling traditional gender roles by going out to work, but who have also become unlikely warriors in the Indian capital's fight to curb plastic waste pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

There could be ketamine in your ‘natural’ chicken.

3 hours 10 min ago
Consumer groups use a novel strategy to sue a poultry producer over claims the drug turned up in its products.
Categories: Ecological News

Groups warn of radiation exposure associated with fracking.

3 hours 10 min ago
Concerned citizens and opponents of the controversial oil and gas extraction method commonly known as fracking met Wednesday night at the Carbondale Township offices to discuss the risks of radioactive exposure associated with the extraction process.
Categories: Ecological News

EU recognises bisphenol A as an endocrine disruptor.

3 hours 10 min ago
The European Chemicals Agency has classified bisphenol A, a chemical found in many common plastic products, as an endocrine disruptor and a 'substance of very high concern.'
Categories: Ecological News

No one has the data to prevent the next Flint.

3 hours 10 min ago
The lead crisis in America is a data crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

Cuyahoga River through the years, from fires to revival.

3 hours 10 min ago
On the anniversary of the Fire of '69, that dark day 48 years ago seems like ancient history.  The river has transitioned from a transportation artery for industry to a lifestyle amenity.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA investigates chemical contamination of North Carolina river.

3 hours 10 min ago
A nonstick chemical was found downstream of Chemours’ Fayetteville manufacturing facility.
Categories: Ecological News

Whence new plagues?

3 hours 10 min ago
Keeping an eye on birds and beasts, the viruses they carry, and which of those viruses are found in people is thus a prudent thing to do.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA budget cuts could affect Triangle workers who monitor pollution.

3 hours 10 min ago
Planned staff cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency, which employs more than 2,000 people in Research Triangle Park, are seen as the beginning of major cutbacks to scientific research and pollution enforcement in North Carolina.
Categories: Ecological News

Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics in chicken.

3 hours 10 min ago
The parent of Burger King and Tim Hortons on Thursday vowed to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.
Categories: Ecological News

Canada and the looting of ‘Africa’s last colony.’

3 hours 10 min ago
A ship full of phosphates is scheduled to unload in North Vancouver; an African nation says they are stolen.
Categories: Ecological News

The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline has another big problem in Ohio.

3 hours 10 min ago
Construction of the $4.2 billion Rover natural gas line has caused seven industrial spills, polluted fragile Ohio wetlands and angered local farmers.
Categories: Ecological News

You say 'climate change', I say 'global warming' - what's the difference?

3 hours 10 min ago
When it comes to climate speak, labels seem to matter: the American public - particularly Republicans - are more likely to say they doubt the existence of "global warming" than "climate change", according to researchers at Cornell University.
Categories: Ecological News