World Clock

Find the correct time anywhere in the world.
The clock below shows GMT. Accuracy depends upon having fast broadband.

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: 24 min 50 sec ago

Sea of sarin: North Korea’s chemical deterrent.

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:30
North Korea periodically comes into the news as it advances its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions and continues to employ rhetoric about destroying its enemies.
Categories: Ecological News

The environment and patriotism: Q&A with Lt General Russel Honor.é, The environment and patriotism: Q&A with Lt General Russel Honoré

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:30
My name is Russel Honoré, Lieutenant General, United States Army, retired. I was born and raised in Louisiana, in a little place called Lakeland, about 125 miles north of New Orleans. I spent 37 years in the Army.
Categories: Ecological News

Attention Scott Pruitt: red teams and blue teams are no way to conduct climate science.

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:30
In a recent op-ed, Steven Koonin, a professor at New York University, called for the establishment of a “Red Team/Blue Team” process for climate science.
Categories: Ecological News

Al Gore: The Green Revolution Is ‘Unstoppable’.

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:30
With his 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, former U.S. vice president Al Gore drew public attention to the threat of climate change. This July, An Inconvenient Sequel opens in theaters. Gore, 69, says the stakes are higher now but the solutions are clearer.
Categories: Ecological News

The Times's resident expert for a world on fire.

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:30
The email landed almost as soon as I woke up on Father’s Day in Phoenix, where I work as bureau chief. Bryant Rousseau, an editor on the International desk, asked if I could help out on a story about the wildfire that killed at least 64 people in Portugal, including many who were trapped inside their cars., The email landed almost as soon as I woke up on Father's Day in Phoenix, where I work as bureau chief. Bryant Rousseau, an editor on the International desk, asked if I could help out on a story about the wildfire that killed at least 64 people in Portugal, including many who were trapped inside their cars.
Categories: Ecological News

Masculinity and the environment: A double-edged sword.

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:30
Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, with its disastrous consequences for our collective future, has been met with dismay by politicians and citizens from around the world.
Categories: Ecological News

In a scientific dispute over Roundup, Monsanto gets a boost.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:30
Roundup has been a godsend to farmers, to say nothing of backyard gardeners. It has boosted food production in a hungry world. If it's not safe, farmers should know it. If it is safe, critics should calm down.
Categories: Ecological News

How to read and understand a scientific paper: A guide for non-scientists.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:30
Jennifer Raff has prepared a helpful guide for non-scientists on how to read a scientific paper. These steps and tips will be useful to anyone interested in the presentation of scientific findings and raise important points for scientists to consider with their own writing practice.
Categories: Ecological News

1,000 kilometers from the coast, bears gorge on ocean fish.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:30
It’s common to see bears gorging on salmon in places like British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. In coastal regions, salmon provide a vital source of nutrients that support the wider ecosystem. But a new study shows that even as far as 1,000 kilometers from the coast, bears count on salmon.
Categories: Ecological News

You don't want to buy groceries from a robot.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:30
The next time you check out at Whole Foods, you might meet my friend Esther at the register. In a few years, you might meet a robot. Or no one at all.
Categories: Ecological News

Food evolution is scientifically accurate. too bad it won’t convince anyone.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:30
Several years ago, a county government in Hawaii debated a measure to ban genetically modified crops on the island. The hearings highlighted the divergent views of pro-GMO scientists and anti-biotech activists, many who assert, without credible evidence, that GMOs are linked to numerous diseases.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA staffers, Trump official clashed over new chemical rules.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
The Trump administration appears poised to cement key rules that were heavily shaped by an expert who was a top official for the chemical industry's lobbying group.
Categories: Ecological News

Hot spots.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
Climate change will not affect everyone equally. A close-up look at seven regions poised to really feel the pain—and what they're doing about it.
Categories: Ecological News

Could Prozac be a treatment for children with autism?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
After drinking mother’s milk spiked with the antidepressant Prozac for 19 days, infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism experienced dramatic improvements.
Categories: Ecological News

To preserve mental acuity into old age, experts suggest focusing on these three things.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
Engage your brain (but choose wisely), control high blood pressure (and start doing so early), and exercise regularly (just do it, already).
Categories: Ecological News

Atlantic oil surveys could kill food used by fisheries.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
Scientists in the Australian island state of Tasmania have added krill larvae and other plankton to the growing list of animals known to be affected by airguns trawled behind ships in search of oil reserves, earthquake faults and other buried features.
Categories: Ecological News

High-flying insects expand Ethiopia's malaria zone.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
In a warming world new opportunities open up for disease-bearing mosquitoes, spreading Ethiopia’s malaria zone to higher altitudes.
Categories: Ecological News

This new meal kit delivery service isn’t for tired home cooks–it fights hunger.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
The Fed40 program will deliver 40 days of a simple meal for free, to help the 13% of Americans who are unsure where their next meal might come from.
Categories: Ecological News

Afghan women refugees resurrected as India's plastic waste warriors.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
Farah Naz is one of five Afghan refugee women who are not only battling traditional gender roles by going out to work, but who have also become unlikely warriors in the Indian capital's fight to curb plastic waste pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

There could be ketamine in your ‘natural’ chicken.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
Consumer groups use a novel strategy to sue a poultry producer over claims the drug turned up in its products.
Categories: Ecological News