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Mexico environmental agency defends oversight of Goldcorp mine.

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:30
Mexico's environmental prosecutor said it had kept regular oversight of the country's largest gold mine, days after a Reuters report on a prolonged leak of contaminated water there prompted activists to accuse the agency of failing its mandate.
Categories: Ecological News

Dirt flies in sewage-sludge fight.

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:30
Scientists are dueling over whether waste from human excrement should be disposed of on farm land, a common practice in parts of Southwestern Ontario.
Categories: Ecological News

Boxer pushes EPA to review asbestos under new chemicals law.

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:30
Under the new Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the EPA is supposed to give priority to known carcinogens like asbestos. The agency is required to select the first 10 chemicals for evaluation by Dec. 22.
Categories: Ecological News

Superior Court judge dismisses PFOA case against the state.

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:30
A Washington Superior Court Judge has thrown out a law suit that challenged the state's interim safety standard for the chemical PFOA.
Categories: Ecological News

Will state take legal action to fund Champlain dredging.

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:30
Before any more dredging shovels enter the water, a series of decisions by several stakeholders will have to be made. And they'll have to figure out who will pay for the job.
Categories: Ecological News

As Portland school year opens, district faces homework on hazards.

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:30
If Portland Public Schools officials had to write the quintessential "What I Did This Summer" essay come Monday, when most classes resume, they wouldn't lack material.
Categories: Ecological News

All is not pristine in New Zealand.

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:30
Cities in the Land of the Long White Cloud suffer from pollution caused by the wood fires, that provide most of the domestic heating in poorly insulated houses.
Categories: Ecological News

Millions at risk as deadly fungal infections acquire drug resistance.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 19:30
Researchers believe widespread use of fungicides on crops is reducing effectiveness of frontline medicines.
Categories: Ecological News

The fallout from Vietnam's mass fish deaths continues.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 19:30
The mystery of Vietnam’s mass fish deaths was officially solved two months ago when Formosa Ha Tinh Steel (FHS) was found to be behind the discharge of toxins into the ocean on the country’s central coast. However, the saga continues to play out on various fronts.
Categories: Ecological News

Genetically modified mosquitoes have wide support in Florida.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 19:30
Most people in Florida — the first US state to experience local spread of the Zika virus — favor the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat spread of the virus, a new poll suggests.
Categories: Ecological News

West Virginia’s controversial water-quality rule change stays.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 19:30
West Virginia regulators are sticking by their proposal to change the way they calculate water quality standards, insisting in a document made public Friday that the move “does not automatically” translate into an increase in the amount of cancer-causing chemicals allowed to be discharged into state rivers and streams.
Categories: Ecological News

Environmentalists fight feds for hiding climate harm of public lands drilling in west.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 19:30
Environmentalists launched a legal fight Thursday challenging federal government leasing to oil and gas companies of nearly 400,000 acres of public land in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.
Categories: Ecological News

Why aren’t we more freaked out about Louisiana?

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 19:30
Louisiana has been utterly wrecked once again, and all anybody can talk about is how nobody is talking about it.
Categories: Ecological News

Analysis: The slow death of diesel.

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Oil industry investors are all too familiar with the concept of "stranded assets": the risk that climate policies make hydrocarbon resources financially unviable. It's not just oil.
Categories: Ecological News

Living near a fracking site is tied to migraines, fatigue.

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Living near a natural gas hydraulic fracturing site is associated with increased rates of sinus problems, migraines and fatigue, according to new research.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas moves slowly to combat growing threat of Zika virus.

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Rules for distribution of mosquito repellent to women and girls on Medicaid can make getting it difficult, as rest of gulf coast similarly lags behind spread of virus.
Categories: Ecological News

US blood supply should be screened for Zika, FDA says.

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Categories: Ecological News

The wastefulness of modern dining, as performance art.

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Many of us reflect, at least occasionally, on how our gastronomic habits affect the health of the planet.
Categories: Ecological News

Poor water management threatens Ethiopia’s decade of growth.

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Good water management can drive growth and poverty reduction, and help deal with climate shocks. Poor water management can do the opposite.
Categories: Ecological News

FLASHBACK: That time back in 2011 when Maine's controversial Governor talked about BPA.

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Today, the Bangor Daily News reports on Maine governor Paul LePage's weird comments on the chemical bisphenol A.
Categories: Ecological News