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Cape Cod studies seek link between breast cancer, septic systems.

1 hour 15 min ago
As advances continue in the detection and treatment of breast cancer, some argue that more investigation is needed into the root causes of the disease.
Categories: Ecological News

Cuomo and Christie order strict Ebola quarantines .

1 hour 15 min ago
The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered quarantines for all people entering the country through two area airports if they had direct contact with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Categories: Ecological News

The Green party surge – and why it’s coming from Bristol and all points west.

1 hour 15 min ago
Polls this week put the Greens on 8%, overtaking the Lib Dems for the first time in a decade and providing a clear challenge to Ukip in the east. Bristol is the home not just of a thriving Green party, but such campaigning organisations as the Soil Association and the green-leaning transport group SusTrans.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution from cars and factories ‘may cause autism’.

1 hour 15 min ago
Medical experts claim that children exposed to pollutant fumes in the womb or during the first two years of life are up to twice as likely to develop ­autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to growing research that has found a link between air pollution and ASD.
Categories: Ecological News

Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you're over 60).

1 hour 15 min ago
Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found. Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a “significantly” better ability to recall memories of events than those who do not drink at all or who drink a lot more, according to scientists.
Categories: Ecological News

Cancer-killing stem cells engineered in lab.

1 hour 15 min ago
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. In experiments on mice, the stem cells were genetically engineered to produce and secrete toxins which kill brain tumours, without killing normal cells or themselves.
Categories: Ecological News

First Ebola case in New York, but city was well-prepared.

1 hour 15 min ago
New York City has been rigorously preparing for a potential Ebola case, so the diagnosis Thursday of a doctor who recently returned from Africa does not appear to have caught the city off-guard.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola in spotlight in Washington and New York.

1 hour 15 min ago
The dangers confronting health-care workers who treat Ebola patients took center stage Friday in the nation's capital and in America's largest city.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola crisis: 'Many exposed' to infected Mali girl.

1 hour 15 min ago
The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl. The World Health Organisation said the toddler had travelled hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms of the disease.
Categories: Ecological News

New York, New Jersey announce Ebola quarantines.

1 hour 15 min ago
New York and New Jersey announced mandatory quarantines of arriving passengers who had direct contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, and within three hours Gov. Christie reported that a health-care worker was in isolation at University Hospital Newark.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola and big data: Waiting on hold.

1 hour 15 min ago
Call-data records can tell epidemiologists where people have been, when – and perhaps also where they are headed, based on their past movements. Analysing the records has proved helpful in tracking the spread of diseases on previous occasions and may help combat the Ebola epidemic.
Categories: Ecological News

Millions of Ebola vaccine doses by end of 2015, WHO says.

1 hour 15 min ago
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced. It said "several hundred thousand" would be produced in the first half of the year. And vaccines could be offered to health workers on the frontline in West Africa as soon as December 2014.
Categories: Ecological News

Delhi's Diwali hangover as air pollution tops safe limit.

1 hour 15 min ago
Diwali celebrations mean firecrackers, and with crackers comes pollution. The Capital is now choked with sulphur and toxic pollutants that are nearly eight times the prescribed limits.
Categories: Ecological News

Delhi air is 16 times worse than normal.

1 hour 15 min ago
When Diwali celebrations ended, the air in Delhi was left poorer for it. Delhi Pollution Control Committee figures indicate that Thursday was one of the most polluted days in recent years. Peaks for Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter or PM 10 across Delhi were 10 to 16 times their prescribed standard.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA seeks input on safety of strontium.

1 hour 15 min ago
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment about its preliminary determination to regulate strontium, a naturally occurring element found in drinking water that can negatively impact bone strength.
Categories: Ecological News

Humanitarian crises demand better response.

1 hour 15 min ago
While we live in an era of incredible technological advances and major achievements in combating disease, we also live in a time of great uncertainty where conventional drivers of humanitarian crises such as natural disasters and conflicts are increasingly interacting with new forms of hazards.
Categories: Ecological News

In Oregon, helicopters spray weed killers near people under West Coast's weakest protections.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:30
Each year, helicopters spray weed killers on more than 165 square miles of Oregon timberland, an area larger than the city of Portland. The spraying happens under the Pacific Northwest's most industry-friendly regulations.
Categories: Ecological News

A parched farm town is sinking, and so are its residents' hearts.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:30
Beneath Stratford, this small farm town at the end of what's left of the Kings River, the ground is sinking. Going into the fourth year of drought, farmers have pumped so much water that the water table below Stratford, California fell 100 feet in two years.
Categories: Ecological News

Michigan landfill drops request for tenfold radiation increase.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:30
A Wayne County hazardous waste landfill, under scrutiny for taking other state's low-activity radioactive wastes from oil and gas fracking, has withdrawn a request to state regulators to increase its allowed radiation limits tenfold.
Categories: Ecological News

Anglers angered over possible ban on lead weights, lures.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:30
Anglers threw down their waders in anger this week over a decision by a state agency to look into regulating and possibly banning lead sinkers and other fishing gear as part of a comprehensive probe of toxic household products.
Categories: Ecological News