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Analysis: Environmental journalism reaches middle age, with mixed results.

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
There's a wariness that environmental journalists are a hybrid of activism and reporting. Can the beat ever outgrow that?
Categories: Ecological News

Lousiana senator defends 'hostage' comment about Flint, Michigan.

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy on Friday defended his comment that people in his flood-ravaged state deserve immediate help and should not be held "hostage" to Flint, Michigan, where residents are struggling with lead-poisoned water.
Categories: Ecological News

Chromium-6 in water: What should you do?

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
Chromium-6, a toxic substance linked to cancer, made headlines this week when the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report that showed nearly 200 million Americans, including most of the Jersey Shore, was drinking tap water that contained the dangerous chemical compound.
Categories: Ecological News

Beached boats, pink water as drought saps Great Salt Lake.

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea.
Categories: Ecological News

How the FDA manipulates the media.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence, our investigation reveals. Other institutions are following suit.
Categories: Ecological News

Commentary: Stop using Naled in the fight against Zika.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
The protesters who disagree with the CDC and local governments’ assurances that Naled is safe, are justified in their concerns. It has been banned in the European Union since 2012.
Categories: Ecological News

Tutoring the textile industry on risky flame retardants.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
An industry group welcomes a Duke researcher to explain the troubling legacy of chemicals intended to to make materials fire resistant.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: Company fights city's coke breeze restrictions.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
A company seeking to store piles of the industrial byproduct coke breeze on the banks of the Detroit River has gone to court to fight the city's restrictions.
Categories: Ecological News

EU 'cancer risk law' causes uproar as 140,000 people try to halt killer chemical policy.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
The row centres over the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs, which are mostly man-made, and which scientists say can cause cancer and other serious health problems.
Categories: Ecological News

You can see fracking's impact on Earth's surface from space.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
Fracking can lift Earth’s surface, a movement that has now been detected from space and can help predict where quakes induced by the activity are likely to strike.
Categories: Ecological News

Mining activity in Balaghat is contaminating water bodies, says report.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
The discharge from mining activities at the country’s largest copper mine in Balaghat is contaminating surrounding water bodies and ground water with heavy metals and dissolved solids, according to a joint inspection report.
Categories: Ecological News

Stabenow, Peters slam GOP Senate for dropping Flint aid.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
Michigan’s Democratic senators criticized leaders of the Republican-controlled Senate Thursday for excluding Flint assistance in a short-term federal budget bill as the city struggles to recover from its tainted water crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

It's in the water: The debate over fluoridation lives on.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
Many people take for granted the addition of fluoride into public drinking water systems that aims to prevent tooth decay. It’s a seven-decade old public health effort. But it’s not nearly as universally accepted as one might think.
Categories: Ecological News

Legislators want N.J. to look at risks after cancer-causing metal found in drinking water.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
Two legislators want the state to reexamine its health standards for a cancer-causing metal that has been found throughout New Jersey’s drinking water supplies — including all 25 providers in Bergen and Passaic counties.
Categories: Ecological News

N.J. agency wants to reduce levels of cancer-causing chemical in drinking water.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
A New Jersey agency has proposed adopting what would be the most stringent standard in the nation to control levels of PFOA.
Categories: Ecological News

Bumblebee skilled at 'buzz pollination' may soon join the endangered species list.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
A type of bumblebee native to North America may soon be named to the endangered species list. It would be the first bee species to be considered endangered in the United States.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto licenses CRISPR technology to modify crops - with key restrictions.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute for use in seed development, the company announced on Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Missouri researchers study new ways farmers can fight water pollution.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
Farming in the fertile Midwest is tied to an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But scientists are studying new ways to lessen the Midwest’s environmental impact and improve water quality.
Categories: Ecological News

Food waste could be used to pull lead, mercury from water.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
A group of researchers has designed a foam made from coffee grounds and silicone that can remove lead and mercury from water.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead crisis in housing project was actually no surprise.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
When the mayor of East Chicago, Indiana, ordered the evacuation of a 40-year-old public-housing complex this summer because of severe lead contamination, many people wondered: How could the problem have been overlooked for so long?
Categories: Ecological News