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The Guardian view on plastic: learning to love it wisely.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Our love for plastic is all-consuming. This is not a health relationship: we rely on it too much and value it too little, regarding it as cheap and disposable.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic firefighting chemicals 'the most seminal public health challenge.'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
A U.S. environmental official says PFAS chemicals found in firefighting foam are contaminating water supplies.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic firefighting chemicals 'the most seminal public health challenge.'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
A U.S. environmental official says PFAS chemicals found in firefighting foam are contaminating water supplies.
Categories: Ecological News

Government set to face fresh legal challenge over air pollution crisis.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Legal NGO ClientEarth to take the government back to court if it fails to set out a new range of measures to tackle Britain’s toxic air.
Categories: Ecological News

Government set to face fresh legal challenge over air pollution crisis.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Legal NGO ClientEarth to take the government back to court if it fails to set out a new range of measures to tackle Britain’s toxic air.
Categories: Ecological News

Mr. Trump outdoes himself in picking a conflicted regulator.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health.
Categories: Ecological News

Mr. Trump outdoes himself in picking a conflicted regulator.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump’s mine-safety nominee ran coal firm cited for illegal employment practices.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Records show the coal mining company formerly run by David Zatezalo retaliated against a foreman who complained of harassment and unsafe conditions.
Categories: Ecological News

The hunt for the brain-eating amoebas of Yellowstone.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
It was a lovely September day in Yellowstone’s Boiling River and although no one here has ever fallen victim to Naegleria fowleri, signs posted onshore warn swimmers: This thing can ruin your day, and most likely your life.
Categories: Ecological News

Artificial sweeteners are being used to detect polluted water.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Low-cal additives are finding a place in pollution control — even as scientists dig into whether they are pollutants in their own right.
Categories: Ecological News

How bugs in your gut might hijack your emotions.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Tiny molecules in the brain may help gut bacteria control anxiety levels, research suggests.
Categories: Ecological News

California enacts cleaning product law.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Makers of cleaning products sold in California will have to reveal ingredients online and on product labels, under a first-of-its-kind law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Categories: Ecological News

Australian doctors call on health super funds to pull $1.7 billion out of coal and oil companies.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Hundreds of Victorian doctors and medical staff are pressuring their super funds to quit investing in coal and oil for the sake of health, as they did with tobacco five years ago.
Categories: Ecological News

Republicans may use budget to open Arctic, Atlantic to oil rigs.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling— and they don’t plan on stopping there.
Categories: Ecological News

PFAS contamination: Fishermen still not consulted after being forced to cease work in Victorian wetland.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
A Victorian commercial fishing family says it has still yet to be consulted by the Department of Defence about PFAS contamination in a Gippsland wetland which has led to a fishing ban.
Categories: Ecological News

US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:30
Workers are expected to begin mining operations at the U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground repository, the Energy Department said Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:30
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder.
Categories: Ecological News

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:30
Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.
Categories: Ecological News

Cleanup from California fires poses environmental and health risks.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:30
In California, the road ahead to cleanup and the safe return to properties will probably not be smooth or fast. Think of the environmental cleanup after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, as debris and dust swirled through Lower Manhattan.
Categories: Ecological News

Gulf of Mexico oil spill may be largest since 2010 BP disaster.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:30
The Delta House floating production facility southeast of Venice, Louisiana, released 7,950 to 9,350 barrels of oil making it the largest spill in more than seven years, even though it’s a fraction of the millions of barrels ejected in the 2010 incident.
Categories: Ecological News