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FLASHBACK, 2009: Senate confirms Lisa Jackson as EPA adminstrator.

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
A temporary stumbling block disappeared early Friday, allowing for quick Senate confirmation of New Jersey's Lisa Jackson as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Categories: Ecological News

Erosion – Donald Trump vs global warming music video.

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
Rapper Baba Brinkman takes on Trump and climate denial.
Categories: Ecological News

China bans straw burning for cleaner air.

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
One of China's big cities, Tianjin is next to Beijing.  From March 1, open air burning of straw can be fined at a maximum of 2,000 yuan (291 US dollars), Xinhua news agency reported.
Categories: Ecological News

Measles outbreak grows in L.A.'s Orthodox Jewish community despite California's strict new vaccination law.

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
Six months after California’s strict vaccine law took effect, a measles outbreak has infected 20 people, most of them in Los Angeles County, prompting a search for others who may have been exposed to the highly contagious virus.
Categories: Ecological News

California nail salons start to invest in worker safety.

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
A California project is trying to improve safety for nail salon workers who are exposed to chemicals. A statewide collaborative of salons now has 120 members.
Categories: Ecological News

At the Women's March, a call for climate protection, too.

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
Amid a sea of signs and pink hats, plenty of people also marched for environment and climate science.
Categories: Ecological News

Beyond The headlines.

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
Peter Dykstra and host Helen Palmer examine proposed legislation in Wyoming that would ensure renewable energy cannot be used in the state for power generation, and the reluctance of the EPA to pay compensation for a disastrous mine waste spill. Also in environmental history, they note a trio of aviation firsts that include one mishap that might have left a hydrogen bomb underneath Greenland’s melting ice.
Categories: Ecological News

Another nuclear weapons contractor pays millions to settle charges of illegally diverting federal funds.

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Allegations of illegally spending federal funds to lobby for new funds now encompass contractors working at six of the eight U.S. nuclear weapons sites.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump White House takes down Native Americans web page from website.

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Change is inevitable when a presidential administration occurs. Within hours of the presidential transition, the White House, now under the control of President Donald Trump, took down the Native Americans web page that was part of the Obama White House website for the past eight years.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: What might Trump mean for chemistry?

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
As Donald Trump becomes president, huge questions remain about his policies affecting the central science. So we’ve started looking for answers. Visit C&EN for more comprehensive coverage., As Donald Trump becomes president, huge questions remain about his policies affecting the central science. So we've started looking for answers. Visit C&EN for more comprehensive coverage.
Categories: Ecological News

More than 1,000 Arizona schools to be tested for lead in drinking water.

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality plans to test more than 1,000 schools across the state for lead in drinking water-- an effort state officials say has never been done before on this scope in Arizona.
Categories: Ecological News

Wyoming Senate president kills public lands transfer bill.

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Wyoming Senate President Eli Bebout said Friday that he is killing a public lands transfer constitutional amendment bill that rattled sportsmen who warned the resolution would have led to eventual privatization and blocked access to the terrain.
Categories: Ecological News

Did Senators rush through Rick Perry’s Energy Dept. hearing to attend corporate-sponsored inaugural lunch?

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Compared to many other Senate confirmation hearings for potential Cabinet members, the hearing for U.S. Energy Secretary proved much faster and less rocky for nominee and former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry.
Categories: Ecological News

America isn't that divided on the environment.

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
After the election, Bernie Sanders spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of students at my university and delivered a message rarely heard in recent months: America is not divided, he said. Rather, the overwhelming majority of citizens agree on core economic goals.
Categories: Ecological News

BILL McKIBBEN: It’s time to stand up for the climate—and for civilization.

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
During his campaign for president, Donald Trump promised to end action on climate change and kill the climate treaty adopted in 2015 in Paris. To truly understand why that’s such a big deal—perhaps the biggest deal ever—you need to think about a few things.
Categories: Ecological News

Proposed presidential autism–vaccine panel could help spread disease, scientists say.

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
A committee mentioned in a Trump meeting last week could scare people away from protective immunizations, scientists say.
Categories: Ecological News

Scottish drivers face pollution charges in battle against climate change.

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Drivers of highly polluting vehicles could be charged to go into the centre of one of Scotland’s cities from next year, the Scottish Government has announced.
Categories: Ecological News

FDA issues new seafood advice for moms-to-be. not everyone is thrilled.

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters.
Categories: Ecological News

US cities move to curb lead poisoning following Reuters report.

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Public officials are advancing measures, such as more blood-lead screening and property inspections, to protect children from the toxic threat.
Categories: Ecological News

Rick Perry regrets call to close Energy Department.

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
When he was running for president, Mr. Perry said the department should be shut down. He takes a different view, now that he has been picked to run it.
Categories: Ecological News