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Updated: 57 min 23 sec ago

Consumer Reports: Pregnant women should avoid all tuna.

6 hours 16 sec ago
In June, the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration proposed a minimum weekly level for fish consumption for the first time since fish is a great source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. The problem: Fish also can be a good source of mercury — and, in an article published Thursday, Consumer Reports is taking issue with the new guidelines.
Categories: Ecological News

Is fluoride in private wells causing an IQ decline?

6 hours 16 sec ago
Excess fluoride, which may damage both brain and bone, is leaching out of granite and into Maine's drinking water—and potentially other New England states.
Categories: Ecological News

Buffalo’s other waterfront renaissance.

6 hours 16 sec ago
The Buffalo River was everyone’s – industries’ and individuals’ – dumping ground for most of the last century. But when finished at year’s end, the $44 million cleanup of the waterway will allow residents to use the Buffalo River in ways no one thought imaginable.
Categories: Ecological News

China mine disasters point to poor safety record.

6 hours 16 sec ago
Rescuers sought Wednesday to reach 36 coal miners trapped underground after two separate fatal incidents. Deadly accidents highlight the perils of mining in China. Despite recent safety gains, China remains home to the world's deadliest coal mines, resulting in more than 1,000 deaths last year.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge rules Corps can ignore mining health studies.

6 hours 16 sec ago
A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, ruled this week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider scientific studies linking mountaintop removal to public health problems when the agency approves new Clean Water Act permits for mining operations.
Categories: Ecological News

Toronto is smog free for the first summer in decades. But why?

6 hours 16 sec ago
The summer of 2014 has been a tentative triumph for air quality in Toronto, according to a new study demonstrating remarkable improvements in regional air pollution since 2000, but that success is tentative.
Categories: Ecological News

Maryland fracking study cites toxic air emissions as top concern.

6 hours 16 sec ago
A state-commissioned report found that air emissions trump water pollution and drilling-induced earthquakes as a top public health threat posed by future fracking projects in Maryland.
Categories: Ecological News

North Carolina House passes compromise coal ash bill.

6 hours 16 sec ago
The state House voted 83 - 14 Wednesday to approve a measure that leaders are calling a "first in the nation" bill that manages the removal of coal ash from 33 unlined pits throughout the state, despite objections from some environmental groups that it leaves too much of the decision making to an appointed board.
Categories: Ecological News

Earthquakes in Colorado near deep-earth wells raise concerns.

6 hours 16 sec ago
A series of small but unusual earthquakes near a well being pumped full of liquid drilling waste north of Denver has reignited a debate about the impacts of oil and gas development near homes.
Categories: Ecological News

In the Rockaways, pipeline debate takes a contentious turn.

6 hours 16 sec ago
A natural gas pipeline under construction worries New York residents still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Activists say the project is inherently dangerous and is just the latest sign of a broken approval and monitoring process for the United States’ energy infrastructure.
Categories: Ecological News

If you think the California water crisis can't get worse, wait until the aquifers are drained.

6 hours 16 sec ago
Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates, threatening our future.
Categories: Ecological News

California gives away more water than it has.

6 hours 16 sec ago
In the past 100 years, California has promised five times more water than actually flows through its rivers and streams.
Categories: Ecological News

Water dispute boils in Oregon.

6 hours 16 sec ago
Oregon ranchers and farmers are being falsely accused by environmental groups of not doing enough to protect fish and natural resources, according to Maupin rancher Keith Nantz.
Categories: Ecological News

Thai locals tested for toxic metals.

6 hours 16 sec ago
Volunteer doctors, health activists and environmentalists yesterday travelled to Phichit to gather first-hand information about health problems of villagers living near gold mines in tambon Khao Jed Luk in Thap Khlo district.
Categories: Ecological News

Tribe official: Tests not shared on North Dakota brine spill.

6 hours 16 sec ago
The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he's been shut out of the tribe's response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and criticized leaders for leaving the public "in the absolute dark" on its severity.
Categories: Ecological News

First Enbridge trial begins.

6 hours 16 sec ago
The trial before Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge James Kingsley is the first involving Enbridge Energy Inc., responsible for the spill which dumped nearly 1 million gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek near Marshall and the Kalamazoo River all the way into Kalamazoo County.
Categories: Ecological News

Kejimkujik National Park mercury source still a mystery.

6 hours 16 sec ago
It has been nearly 20 years since scientists made a the shocking discovery of mercury in Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik National Park: Loons were contaminated by the pollutant methyl mercury, leaving them with some of the highest levels in North America. Researchers are still trying to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Categories: Ecological News

New formaldehyde report supports EPA's assessment that chemical is 'human carcinogen.'

6 hours 16 sec ago
The ongoing debate about the risks of formaldehyde is intensifying in light of a new report by the National Academy of Sciences that said the Environmental Protection Agency's labeling of the chemical as a "human carcinogen" is supported by research.
Categories: Ecological News

Microbes thrive below Antarctic ice.

6 hours 16 sec ago
The discovery of bacteria in an ice-bound lake bolsters the case that similar life could exist elsewhere in the solar system. But on Earth, the find raises the prospect that Antarctic melting will release greenhouse gases.
Categories: Ecological News

NC coal ash bill offers a weak remedy.

6 hours 16 sec ago
North Carolina coal ash pits should be closed and their contents removed, and the coal ash either recycled or stored in dry, sealed landfills.
Categories: Ecological News