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Finish Dakota Access Pipeline.

6 min 29 sec ago
Pipeline fights can make for a great spectacle. But, no matter which side wins, they will have little impact on the environment beyond their immediate environs.
Categories: Ecological News

Rare superbug gene discovered on US pig farm.

6 min 29 sec ago
Researchers have found a rare and frightening superbug gene on a U.S. pig farm and say their discovery suggests raw meat could carry the dangerous germs into the human population.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA chief voices cautious hope as Trump inauguration nears.

6 min 29 sec ago
Although Trump and Obama agendas differ, some forces tilt toward continuity, Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency says.
Categories: Ecological News

China sets 2020 target for clean air in big cities.

6 min 29 sec ago
China aims to provide clean air in its largest cities for 80 percent of each year, or more than 9-1/2 months, by 2020, up from a figure of 76.7 percent last year, the country's cabinet said on Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

In Sag Harbor, growing opposition to artificial turf.

6 min 29 sec ago
Members of the Sag Harbor Elementary School PTA and Pierson Middle and High School Parent Teacher Student Association voted last Thursday to take a formal stance against the school district's artificial turf field project.
Categories: Ecological News

$1bn for the Adani coalmine? Ordinary Australians understand economics better than Turnbull.

6 min 29 sec ago
If the proposed Adani mine is not viable without public subsidies then the government are backing the wrong horse.
Categories: Ecological News

In the battle against malnutrition, UN expert says junk food is the real culprit.

6 min 29 sec ago
Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, says Big Food’s impact on public health should alarm us.
Categories: Ecological News

Putting the brakes on diesel pollution from big rigs at NJ's ports.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The state is taking another stab at dealing with one of the region’s most persistent and threatening problems — unhealthy air pollution from heavy-duty diesel trucks traveling to and from its busiest ports.
Categories: Ecological News

Testing For Pease group to appear before council.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The Testing For Pease advocacy group will appear before the City Council on Monday night to give city officials an update on the continuing efforts to deal with toxic chemicals in the water at the former Pease Air Force Base.
Categories: Ecological News

Army blocks drilling of Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The Army Corps of Engineers said that it would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a dammed section of the Missouri River.
Categories: Ecological News

The 100-yard deception -- big-League price tag.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
They knew. For most of the time they sold the fields, at $300,000 to $500,000 each, executives were aware the turf was deteriorating faster than expected and might not last a decade or more as promised. They misled. They tried to coverup. They stonewalled.
Categories: Ecological News

Standing Rock another sad story of US vs. Indians.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
We commend the Obama administration for having the "courage" not to repeat the sins of history.
Categories: Ecological News

Pipeline protesters win Pyrrhic victory.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
It's likely to be a Pyrrhic victory, not only because the Trump administration might reverse it, but also because it deepens the public's distrust of modern liberals' governance.
Categories: Ecological News

Army will deny easement, halting work on Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The Army on Sunday announced it will effectively halt work on the controversial pipeline.
Categories: Ecological News

Uganda: Poison at Dutch flower farm.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Most of the locals working at Royal Van Zanten cannot read. So they also had no way of knowing that, as they went about arranging the flowers, the company was allegedly exposing them to deadly chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Michael Bloomberg may be Big Tobacco’s biggest enemy.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
A new $360 million donation announced Monday by Bloomberg Philanthropies brings the group's total contribution to tobacco control to $1 billion.
Categories: Ecological News

New Hampshire looks for answers behind oyster outbreaks.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Scientists are recognizing that a waterborne disease sickening tens of thousands of people each year is associated with warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico moving northward, partly due to climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Ogoni king: Shell oil is killing my people.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
King Emere was in a London court last week for the case that he hopes will allow him to sue Shell in the UK for polluting his tribal land.
Categories: Ecological News

Floods kill at least 13 people in central Vietnam.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Floods brought by torrential rain since late November have killed at least 13 people in central Vietnam while more heavy rain is expected in coming days, the government and state media said on Sunday.
Categories: Ecological News

Pharma year in review.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
As 2016 draws to a close, C&EN takes a look back at 10 stories that shaped the pharmaceutical industry.
Categories: Ecological News