World Clock

Find the correct time anywhere in the world.
The clock below shows GMT.

Accuracy depends upon having a fast broadband connection.

Environmental Health News

Syndicate content Environmental Health News
Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
Updated: 56 min 11 sec ago

Bill would regulate toxics in children's products.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
Industry groups are fighting an Oregon bill that would protect children from toxic chemicals, saying such regulation should be done at the federal level.
Categories: Ecological News

Should pregnant women eat more tuna?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
For years pregnant women have been warned about eating tuna because of worries about mercury exposure. But now a federal panel has reignited the debate about the benefits and risks.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate skeptic blasts 'shameless attempt to silence' research.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
A scientist skeptical of climate change who is at the center of a controversy over his funding from oil and coal interests said Monday he is “saddened and appalled” by the attacks against him.
Categories: Ecological News

EU must do more to fight climate change, report says.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
Europe needs to introduce farther-reaching policies if it wants to achieve its long-term climate target, the EU's most important environmental body said in a report published Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Oslo divests from coal company.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
The City of Oslo has committed to selling off its investments in coal companies, citing the environmental damage caused by the fuel.
Categories: Ecological News

Should the UK be subsidising the world's first tidal lagoons?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
Company begins approval process for project that could power 1.5 million homes in Wales, but concerns remain over enormity of scale and high electricity costs.
Categories: Ecological News

California’s terrifying forecast: In the future, it could face droughts nearly every year.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
A new study says Californians should be fairly accustomed to long, harsh and dry conditions.
Categories: Ecological News

New York walls off utilities from renewable generation assets.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
New York regulators last week published a major order meant to form the backbone of the state's ambitious drive to reform its electricity grid to encourage growth of distributed, decentralized power resources.
Categories: Ecological News

Cardiff tidal energy lagoon 'could power every home in Wales.'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
A “tidal lagoon” capable of powering all the homes in Wales could be built off the Cardiff coast, under Government-backed plans for a series of tidal electricity schemes around the UK.
Categories: Ecological News

Europe unlikely to meet climate goal, study finds.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
The European Union will fail to meet an ambitious goal of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 unless it takes more aggressive measures to limit the use of fossil fuels and adopts new environmental policies, according to a report scheduled for release on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Britain's nuclear weapons base suffers from 'serious' nuclear safety incidents and 'poor safety culture.'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
Britain’s nuclear weapons base has suffered from a dozen serious nuclear safety failures in recent years, according to official records.
Categories: Ecological News

MPs' plan to cut air pollution near schools rejected by Government.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
A generation of children will grow up with their lives blighted by illegally high levels of air pollution after the Government rejected proposals to protect schools in the worst affected areas, MPs claim.
Categories: Ecological News

Detroit fleets get makeovers through federal program with an uncertain future.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
Detroit has reduced diesel emissions by about 45,000 tons over the past five years through engine upgrades and replacements spurred by a federal program in its last year of authorization.
Categories: Ecological News

Students devise way to feed homeless meals, cut food waste all at once.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
"Just because you’re someone who’s been struggling for a while doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get good food."
Categories: Ecological News

Study says pregnant women in India are gravely underweight.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
In one of the world’s most perplexing public health issues, Indian mothers tend to be less healthy than their counterparts in poorer countries.
Categories: Ecological News

Appeals court to hear case on EPA role in bee die-off.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed last week to hear the first case to challenge U.S. EPA's role in the massive loss of bees in the last decade.
Categories: Ecological News

Researchers link Syrian conflict to a drought made worse by climate change.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
Researchers said Monday that a recent extreme drought in Syria was most likely linked to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising there.
Categories: Ecological News

Worry about marine life mounts as more fish die.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
As fish carcasses continued to wash up on Singapore’s shores yesterday, marine enthusiasts voiced concern about the amount and variety of wild fish and other animal species affected.
Categories: Ecological News

Researchers: Rising seas threaten rare Everglades plants.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
Rising sea levels and invasive species increasingly threaten rare plants in Everglades National Park that have not yet recovered from damage caused by orchid collectors long ago or attempts to drain the swamps.
Categories: Ecological News

How the surfing business could be a wipeout for an iconic California town.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:30
The jury is still out on how a changing climate will affect surfing around the world but for California's Monterey Bay, new modeling by the U.S. Geological Survey shows waves getting even bigger, but then falling flat as sea levels rise.
Categories: Ecological News