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Health and neighborhood are too often linked. These people are out to change that.

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Across the U.S., public health professionals are seeking to reduce inequities in the way our environments affect our health.
Categories: Ecological News

How amphetamine use may be affecting our waterways.

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New research has added to the growing body of evidence that the chemicals we put in our bodies often end up in our waterways — with noticeable consequences.
Categories: Ecological News

Report details lead contamination in water at St. Louis schools.

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Water samples from 16 schools in the city school system contained lead levels that exceeded those most commonly found in homes in Flint, Mich., according to results released Thursday by an environmental engineering company.
Categories: Ecological News

Study shows how Zika is sexually transmitted.

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A new study provides more evidence that the Zika virus spreads sexually, and it might be just as dangerous for babies as if a woman got bitten by a mosquito.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika's accidental ally: Miami's luxury high-rises.

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Low-flying planes, urban wind tunnels, and imprecise applications raise the risk of mosquitoes developing resistance to insecticides.
Categories: Ecological News

So far, it seems no one caught Zika at the Olympics.

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No one appears to have caught Zika at the Olympics, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Are some people hard-wired for coffee?

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Some people drink a cup of coffee in the morning and they're fine for the day. Others seem to need fixes all day long. Now researchers think they know why.
Categories: Ecological News

Hong Kong on alert after first case of Zika virus infection confirmed.

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Hong Kong health authorities are investigating the city’s first case of Zika virus infection - an expatriate woman who travelled to the Caribbean this month.
Categories: Ecological News

Amphetamine pollution disrupts urban stream ecology: Study.

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Both prescription and illegal drugs can become concentrated in local waterways. New research shows amphetamine levels can become high enough in some urban streams to alter the base of the food chain.
Categories: Ecological News

Portland schools modifies stance on eating produce from school gardens, still won't let students do so.

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On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority modified its stance on leaded water and produce.
Categories: Ecological News

Getting the lead out of communities.

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It’s not just water. In neighborhoods like Homewood, soil is a hazard to explore.
Categories: Ecological News

First Nation with poisoned waters feels abandoned after Husky oil spill.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
A First Nations community in Saskatchewan is feeling abandoned with poisoned waters in the wake of a major pipeline spill that has leaked massive amounts of oil and other toxics onto its territory.
Categories: Ecological News

Corrosive water cited in New Jersey, Connecticut.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
New Jersey and Connecticut have some of the most potentially corrosive groundwater in the U.S., according to a federal study that has sparked calls for stricter state regulation of private well water.
Categories: Ecological News

Protect workers from harmful chemicals, advocates urge EPA.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency should use the new authorities under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act to protect workers and other at-risk groups, advocates say.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas promised 34 years ago to track oilfield waste in aquifers. It didn't.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
Have oil and gas companies injected toxic materials into Texas groundwater sources? State regulators don't know, even though they agreed in 1982 to track injections into zones that could hold underground sources of drinking water.
Categories: Ecological News

Crowd turns out in Billings for North Dakota pipeline protest.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
Dozens of people in Billings turned out Wednesday to protest the construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline beginning in North Dakota, standing in solidarity with the hundreds who have been protesting the pipeline with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
Categories: Ecological News

Don't count on technology to save you in a disaster - researchers.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
Technology like drones and smartphones are no substitute for sound infrastructure in delivering aid.
Categories: Ecological News

Five years after mine closure, Asbestos, Que., seeking new identity.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
Almost five years after Canada's largest asbestos mine stopped producing the controversial fibre, Asbestos is looking to move on from the industry that supported it for more than a century.
Categories: Ecological News

DEC, activists call for additional dredging of the Hudson.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is locking horns with the Environmental Protection Agency over dredging and PCB's in the Hudson River.
Categories: Ecological News

Florida governor complains US not doing enough to fight Zika.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:30
Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus.
Categories: Ecological News