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Naomi Klein: This changes everything.

7 hours 33 min ago
If enough of us decide that climate change is a crisis worthy of Marshall Plan levels of response, then it will become one.
Categories: Ecological News

3M to go green on pulp, paper purchases.

7 hours 33 min ago
Pressure from a little-known environmental group has led to a new policy on paper sourcing at Twin Cities-based 3M.
Categories: Ecological News

Ozone rules would hurt Michigan.

7 hours 33 min ago
The Environmental Protection Agency's latest round of regulations would cost the state billions of dollars, jobs.
Categories: Ecological News

Gov. Christie goes easy on a big polluter.

7 hours 33 min ago
Giving one of the world’s biggest oil companies a huge financial benefit might look good to future corporate donors, but it shows he has no concern for cleaning up environmental disasters or for the people who live nearby.
Categories: Ecological News

Pesticide drift and the politics of scale in California's Central Valley.

7 hours 33 min ago
Toxic chemicals are sweeping across our nation's most important agricultural region and officials are using time-tested tactics not to find solutions, but to make the problem seem small and localized.
Categories: Ecological News

Phthalate exposure in pregnancy adversely affects masculinization of male genitals in babies.

7 hours 33 min ago
The findings, presented at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting, focus on the role of the placenta in responding to these chemicals and altering levels of a key pregnancy hormone.
Categories: Ecological News

Obesity is hurting the US. economy in surprising ways.

7 hours 33 min ago
Unpublished research shows medical expenses linked to being extremely overweight have skyrocketed. Experts say the damage is augmented by reduced productivity, wider gender and income inequality and even higher transportation costs.
Categories: Ecological News

Train carrying Bakken Crude derails, burns in Illinois.

7 hours 33 min ago
A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting officials to suggest that everyone with 1 mile evacuate, authorities said.
Categories: Ecological News

Choking on the truth.

7 hours 33 min ago
Across India, construction dust, exhaust fumes from trucks and cars, coal plant and factory emissions, diesel generators, stubble burning in fields, garbage fires and inefficient chulhas, among others, have made air pollution nothing short of a public emergency.
Categories: Ecological News

Sin City's thirst is drying up the West.

7 hours 33 min ago
It’s Mammon versus Mormon as Las Vegas and its glittering towers of glass and greed seek to quench their growing thirst by draining billions of gallons of water from under the feet of ranchers whose cattle help feed the church’s poor.
Categories: Ecological News

What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer? Dirty water.

7 hours 33 min ago
Nearly 800,000 women die every year because they lack access to safe toilets and clean water, said the development organization WaterAid, which analyzed data from the Seattle-based Institute of Health Metrics research center.
Categories: Ecological News

Smokestack photos make pollution look strangely beautiful.

7 hours 33 min ago
Conor Clarke shoots photos of cooling towers, industrial smokestacks and quenching towers in Germany. The resulting photos are gorgeous, even if they show something troublesome.
Categories: Ecological News

Arab Americans’ health affected by pollution.

7 hours 33 min ago
A study conducted last year by researchers at Wayne State University’s medical school concluded Arab Americans’ pulmonary health is adversely affected by environmental factors.
Categories: Ecological News

Health costs of hormone disrupting chemicals over €150bn a year in Europe, says study.

7 hours 33 min ago
Lower IQ, adult obesity and 5% of autism cases are all linked to exposure to endocrine disruptors found in food containers, plastics, furniture, toys, carpeting and cosmetics, says new expert study.
Categories: Ecological News

Costco working to end use of human antibiotics in chicken.

7 hours 33 min ago
Costco Wholesale Corp is working toward eliminating the sale of chicken and meat from other animals raised with antibiotics that are vital to fighting human infections, senior executives at the third-largest U.S. retailer told Reuters on Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Hormone-disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions.'

7 hours 33 min ago
Common chemicals that disrupt human hormones could be costing more than €150bn ($165.4bn; £108.5bn) a year in damage to human health in Europe, a series of studies claims.
Categories: Ecological News

Why does Chamonix have some of the worst air pollution in France?

7 hours 33 min ago
It’s famous for its winter sports but few visitors know about the high levels of pollution that collect in this idyllic mountain valley. Chamonix’s mayor hopes a raft of improvements, including a new train service, will help clean up the air.
Categories: Ecological News

Beijing sanguine as pollution documentary takes China by storm.

7 hours 33 min ago
Under The Dome, a slick production by a former reporter for the state broadcaster, has gripped a public accustomed to griping about the smog. But perhaps the most striking thing about Chai Jing’s film has been the sympathetic response that it has elicited from at least some in authority, despite its relative boldness on a potentially controversial subject.
Categories: Ecological News

China vows to fight pollution 'with all our might.'

7 hours 33 min ago
Chinese premier Li Keqiang on Thursday renewed pledges to tackle the country’s chronic pollution, without announcing any significant new environmental measures.
Categories: Ecological News

Neighbors suing Roche.

7 hours 33 min ago
A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of two Nutley residents seeking financial restitution alleges that pharmaceutical giant Hoffmann La-Roche's Route 3 operation was negligent in its handling of hazardous chemicals, thereby creating a substantial contamination plume that has migrated below homes in the neighborhood and decreased property values.
Categories: Ecological News