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Is there Glyphosate in breast milk?

9 hours 34 sec ago
Last spring, Moms Across America paid to have ten women’s breast milk tested for glyphosate, the United States’ most widely used weed-killer. According to the NGO's founder and director Zen Honeycutt, the testing was not intended to be a scientific study, but rather a small, pilot effort undertaken in hopes of prompting further research.
Categories: Ecological News

Vietnam floods kill 17 and threaten to pollute Ha Long Bay.

9 hours 34 sec ago
Environmental groups said that waste from coal mines could damage the northern bay, a Unesco World Heritage site famous for its steep limestone islands.
Categories: Ecological News

Remembering Jack Gibbons, the rarest of U.S. science advisors.

9 hours 34 sec ago
John H. (Jack) Gibbons — renowned physicist, former presidential science advisor, and lifelong energy efficiency champion — died on July 17 at the age of 86. He was the rarest of scientists, and, I believe, the only person in U.S. history to be the chief science and technology advisor to both Congress (1979-1992) and then the White House (1993-1998).
Categories: Ecological News

Rio Olympics 2016: Guanabara Bay pollution in pictures.

9 hours 34 sec ago
The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of pollution and waste from the bay in time for the games but admits that goal now is unlikely to be reached.
Categories: Ecological News

Toledo curtails testing as microcystin levels rise.

9 hours 34 sec ago
Though the amount of microcystin present in raw Lake Erie water near Toledo’s water-system intake Wednesday was double the amount detected two days earlier, city officials announced they planned to scale back testing for the toxin.
Categories: Ecological News

Groundwater districts seek help tracking disposal wells.

9 hours 34 sec ago
As oilfield waste disposal wells proliferate in Texas, groundwater managers are keenly interested in where they're going and how carefully they construct them. And they're asking the industry and regulators for further help.
Categories: Ecological News

Water pollution at 2016 Summer Olympics remains a concern.

9 hours 34 sec ago
Amid continuing worry about pollution at open-water sites for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a new study shows swimmers and boaters could face serious health risks.
Categories: Ecological News

The search for sustainable plastics.

9 hours 34 sec ago
As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials.
Categories: Ecological News

Scientists find link between BPA and prostate cancer in 'organoid' research.

9 hours 34 sec ago
A link between a plastics chemical and prostate cancer has been demonstrated in an "organoid" grown from embryonic stem cells.
Categories: Ecological News

Major grocery chain agrees to sign on to fair labor program for tomato workers.

9 hours 34 sec ago
Created by the laborers themselves, the program has converted Florida’s tomato fields from the most repressive agricultural workplaces in the country to the most progressive in the space of less than five years.
Categories: Ecological News

Solutions: West Coast wastewater plant chooses trees over technology.

9 hours 34 sec ago
Forget the fancy machinery: Oregon wastewater plant’s warm water discharges offset by restoring riverside. But not everyone is on board.
Categories: Ecological News

China: As water demands grow sharply, supply is shrinking.

9 hours 34 sec ago
China has 20 percent of the world's population, and 7 percent of its fresh water. As pressure mounts, officials are pushing conservation reforms such as reforestation and water taxes – and diverting water from the south to the north.
Categories: Ecological News

Worried about PVC and BPA? A toxic-free back-to-school shopping guide.

9 hours 34 sec ago
When picking out school supplies, children often clamor for their favorite cartoon characters or colors, but health advocates are urging parents to consider the safety of products before moving to the checkout line.
Categories: Ecological News

UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century.

9 hours 34 sec ago
Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic algae likely to surface on Lake Erie again.

9 hours 34 sec ago
A coalition of conservation groups and Ohio business, farming and government officials took to boats Wednesday, giving reporters and themselves a first-hand look at another summer of algae blooms already spreading on Lake Erie.
Categories: Ecological News

Park Service to Big Water: No federal funding for bottled water bans? We’ll find our own money, thanks.

9 hours 34 sec ago
Congress—under pressure from the powerful bottled water industry—is threatening to cut off the federal money the Park Service is using to replace the disposable plastic water bottles with refilling stations.
Categories: Ecological News

Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics.

9 hours 34 sec ago
The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Categories: Ecological News

Reform in Costa Rica signals new strategy against lethal epidemic.

9 hours 34 sec ago
In an unprecedented measure to combat a deadly kidney disease that is devastating agricultural workers in Central America, the president of Costa Rica announced a national regulation to limit heat stress and dehydration among manual laborers.
Categories: Ecological News

Award in lead paint lawsuit can't be tied to ethnicity, judge rules.

9 hours 34 sec ago
A landlord’s lawyer argued that a Hispanic child’s higher education chances were low, so the damages awarded to his family should be reduced.
Categories: Ecological News

World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure poverty.

9 hours 34 sec ago
The World Bank said coal was no cure for global poverty on Wednesday, rejecting a main industry argument for building new fossil fuel projects in developing countries.
Categories: Ecological News