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Meet the biggest polluter in China's most polluted city.

3 hours 32 min ago
Jizhong Energy Resources Co., which operates six large coal mines and dozens of related facilities in Xingtai, is moving to clean itself up, reflecting the balancing act taking place across China as regional governments and businesses try to tackle runaway pollution without wrecking local economies.
Categories: Ecological News

Consumers Energy to upgrade five power plants in federal settlement.

3 hours 32 min ago
Consumers Energy, the second-largest utility in Michigan, will spend $1 billion to upgrade pollution controls at five coal-fired powered plants in the state under a settlement reached with the Justice Department on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Florida governor calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan.

3 hours 32 min ago
Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee.
Categories: Ecological News

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy.

3 hours 32 min ago
It’s like Florida’s version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy.
Categories: Ecological News

Severe black lung returns to 1970s levels.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
Coal miners in Kentucky and other parts of Appalachia are contracting serious cases of black lung disease at rates not seen since the early 1970s — just after preventive regulations were enacted, according to a study published Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

Cleaning up with rent-a-chemical.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
Lease programs are emerging as a safer, more environmentally friendly way to manage chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Ohio farmers on board to limit area’s phosphorus runoff.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
While scientists and some politicians crank up the pressure on agriculture to stop the flow of algae "nutrients" into the rivers, farmers are going to school and planting "cover crops" to keep the fertilizer down on the farm.
Categories: Ecological News

No proof EPA pollution prevention program works as claimed, inspector general says.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency has no proof that a key pollution prevention program has cut U.S. use of hazardous materials as claimed, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Sept. 9.
Categories: Ecological News

Nevada gets Musked.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
Maybe Elon Musk really is a genius, of the political kind at least. He's figured out that if you pick a politically favored industry you can be one of the world's richest men and still get taxpayers to finance your operations. Not so smart are the Nevada politicians who seem to have no idea how thoroughly they've been fleeced.
Categories: Ecological News

Why march in the biggest climate change demonstration ever?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
On Sunday, Sept. 21, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan, and will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York.
Categories: Ecological News

Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health.
Categories: Ecological News

Well leaks, not fracking, are linked to fouled water.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
A study of tainted drinking water in areas where natural gas is produced from shale shows that the contamination is most likely caused by leaky wells rather than the process of hydraulic fracturing used to release the gas from the rock.
Categories: Ecological News

Taking a health hazard home.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
A new study of a small group of workers at industrial hog farms in North Carolina has found that they continued to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria over several days, raising new questions for public health officials struggling to contain the spread of such pathogens.
Categories: Ecological News

DuPont to pay $1.85 million fine after herbicide injures trees.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
DuPont will pay a $1.85 million penalty to resolve allegations that the global chemical company did not properly disclose the risks of using one of its herbicides, leading to widespread damage to tree species through several U.S. states.
Categories: Ecological News

Black Lung disease makes comeback, study shows.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
The prevalence of severe black lung disease among coal miners in Central Appalachia has hit levels not seen since coal dust was first regulated in mines about 40 years ago, according to federal researchers.
Categories: Ecological News

'Water lady' on front lines in campaign against arsenic in Georgia wells.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
Starting in 2008, Janet McMahan had skin cancers erupting all over her body, including parts “where the sun don’t shine.” Her two dogs had also developed cancer. She told her husband, Dr. Howard McMahan, an Ocilla family physician, “I know what is wrong with me.” The water.
Categories: Ecological News

Australia unveils its plan to protect Great Barrier Reef.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
In a bid to keep the Great Barrier Reef from being reclassified by the UN as "in danger," the Australian government on Monday unveiled a 35-year plan to manage risks to the reef, one of the natural wonders of the world. But conservationists warned that the plan did not go far enough.
Categories: Ecological News

Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: Study.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, a study released Monday said as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife.
Categories: Ecological News

China, the climate and the fate of the planet.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
If the world's biggest polluter doesn't radically reduce the amount of coal it burns, nothing anyone does to stabilize the climate will matter. Inside the slow, frustrating — and maybe even hopeful — struggle to find a new way forward.
Categories: Ecological News

How First Nations in Canada are winning the fight against Big Oil.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:30
Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.
Categories: Ecological News