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World leaders poised to seal landmark emissions deal in Vienna.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
An international agreement to reduce hydrofluorocarbons could prevent 0.5 degrees of warming by the end of the century, officials say.
Categories: Ecological News

WMO: Global warming happening faster than predicted.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The World Meteorological Organization reported the first six months of this year have seen all previous global warming records broken.
Categories: Ecological News

Skinny people with obesity issues? A rare window for researchers.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
A small group of thin patients who develop disorders typically tied to obesity pose a medical mystery and a potential opportunity for scientists.
Categories: Ecological News

Science: Eat all the fat you want.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
A new review paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week shows that diets full of fat can actually be healthy for you—as long as it's the right kind of fat.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemical manufacturer's size may matter under amended TSCA.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Large chemical manufacturers may have a near-term advantage over smaller companies when filing requests to make new chemicals under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act, a policy analyst and attorneys said.
Categories: Ecological News

PCBs are down in Hudson.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
It will be at least several years before officials seriously consider whether people can safely eat fish from the Hudson River, but there's been progress in reducing the level of PCBs, Environmental Protection Agency scientists said Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Ventilation to be required in all New York nail salons.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The new rule, announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is one of the most sweeping changes in an effort to make the industry safer and more equitable for workers.
Categories: Ecological News

Vietnam risks becoming "pollution haven."

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Economic and environment specialists say that Vietnam’s regulation and monitoring of wastewater treatment are still loose, with many gaps, so investors can dodge the law.
Categories: Ecological News

California moves forward with oil, gas methane rules.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
California's proposed rules to slash methane emissions from oil and gas facilities 40 percent to 45 percent by 2025 moved forward July 21.
Categories: Ecological News

State asks judge for immediate protection at Hanford.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Washington state’s attorney general wants a federal judge to immediately protect Hanford workers from chemical vapors at the nuclear reservation’s tank farms.
Categories: Ecological News

Algae fix could come from $10 million Everglades clean-up contest.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
As toxic algae blooms foul Florida waterways, Everglades advocates Thursday started accepting contestants for a $10 million prize for solving water pollution woes.
Categories: Ecological News

Traces of contamination still emittited from Saint-Gobain site.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
State officials announced Thursday that small traces of contamination are still being released from the stacks at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the suspected source of water contamination in southern New Hampshire.
Categories: Ecological News

Defendant wants PFOA lawsuit thrown out.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The complaint, filed in May, asks that Saint-Gobain pay damages for the effects the PFOA contamination found in a number of private wells in North Bennington and Bennington has had on residents.
Categories: Ecological News

Deal made to fix coal plant's wastewater ponds by 2022.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The owners of the Colstrip power plant in southeastern Montana signed an agreement Thursday to stop pouring coal sludge and other liquid waste into storage ponds that leak enough contaminated water to nearly fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every day.
Categories: Ecological News

People want GMO food labeled — which is pretty much all they know about GMOs.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
A recent survey suggests most Americans support mandatory labeling laws — but they also don’t know much about the science behind GMOs to begin with.
Categories: Ecological News

A new report rated countries on ‘sustainable development.’ The US did horribly.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
When countries are ranked on social and environmental factors, not just economics, the U.S. doesn’t fare so well.
Categories: Ecological News

Hoosick Falls-inspired statute of limitations bill becomes law.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation spurred by the Hoosick Falls water contamination crisis that extends the statute of limitations for personal injury claims related to pollution at superfund sites., Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation spurred by the Hoosick Falls water contamination crisis that extends the statute of limitations for personal injury claims related to pollution at Superfund sites.
Categories: Ecological News

PPS lead problems: 'You cannot look the other way because you are culpable.'

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Portland Public Schools is scrambling to deal with its lead problems.
Categories: Ecological News

When it comes to raising a child disabled by Zika, Brazilian women often do it alone.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The day Josemary Gomes brought her newborn son Gilberto home to a tiny pink house on a sun-baked cobblestone street, she laid him on her bed and wept. But there was no one to comfort the single mother.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil scientists find Zika traces in Culex mosquitoes in wild.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Brazilian researchers on Thursday said they found signs of the Zika virus in a common mosquito that is a separate species from the insect known to be the primary means of transmission.
Categories: Ecological News