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Updated: 8 weeks 6 hours ago

Still waiting for FEMA in Texas and Florida after hurricanes.

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:30
After Harvey and Irma, residents are waiting weeks for FEMA inspections and hours on hold when calling the agency’s help line.
Categories: Ecological News

In China's coal capital, Xi Jinping's dream remains elusive.

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:30
At first glance, the coal city of Datong in northern China displays the hopeful signs of change that President Xi Jinping had in mind when he promised his nation a new “China dream.” But it's not that simple.
Categories: Ecological News

In the shadows of Corpus Christi's Refinery Row,a parable of redevelopment and race., In the shadows of Corpus Christi's Refinery Row, a parable of redevelopment and race.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:30
Hillcrest is squeezed between the port and the interstate, hemmed in by oil tanks on one side and miles of refineries on another.
Categories: Ecological News

Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:30
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
Categories: Ecological News

Cleveland lead poisoning 2 year progress report: Toxic Neglect.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:30
Local and state policies on lead poisoning have changed, the city has devoted more resources to investigating cases, and new programs designed to screen more children and prevent poisonings are getting under way.
Categories: Ecological News

Clean Power Plan is good intentions gone bad.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:30
Fewer coal plants mean less reliability.
Categories: Ecological News

The E.P.A.’s top 10 toxic threats, and industry’s pushback.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency has published a list of 10 toxic threats it will evaluate first under a law passed last year intended to crack down on hazardous chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

A male infertility crisis is coming. The Middle East can help.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:30
Western men’s sperm counts are falling, and we ought to be concerned. The end result may be a new social crisis of male infertility.
Categories: Ecological News

Why has the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:30
An industry insider helps call the shots.
Categories: Ecological News

A huge salmon die-off is happening — and our cars might be responsible.

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:30
Female coho salmon were suffering ghastly deaths before spawning. Scientists had no idea why until they took a closer look at the water.
Categories: Ecological News

A string of dangerous accidents in Alaska sends BP reeling, emails show.

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:30
Internal emails, recordings, interviews, and other documentation obtained by BuzzFeed News show how BP Alaska executives are struggling to “reset” the company’s safety culture after five dangerous accidents this year alone.
Categories: Ecological News

Tar sands pipeline described as ‘a quiet Keystone XL’ gets Trump approval.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Enbridge's Line 67, the Alberta Clipper, can pump nearly 900,000 barrels of tar sands oil across the Canadian border every day.
Categories: Ecological News

Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown., Insectageddon: Farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown.
Categories: Ecological News

Report: Pollution kills 3 times more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find elevated lead threatening birds, animals and, potentially, people.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Lead surfaced in sampling required by Superfund cleanup process spurred by spill that turned that turned the Animas River mustard-yellow.
Categories: Ecological News

Contaminants taint some NE Ohio water, but EPA says safe to drink.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Potentially carcinogenic byproducts from improperly treated drinking water were found in three Northeast Ohio water systems in 2014-2015, according to a new report by an environmental research group.
Categories: Ecological News

Will the world's most worrying flu virus go pandemic?

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
There’s good news and bad news.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.
Categories: Ecological News

Puerto Ricans ask: When will the lights come back on?

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
A month after Hurricane Maria knocked out power, 80 percent of Puerto Rico remains without electricity. And progress is slow.
Categories: Ecological News

North Carolina scientists uncovered Cape Fear River GenX story.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Two EPA chemists based in North Carolina are part of an international scientific movement tracking industrial chemicals of concern.
Categories: Ecological News