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In northeast Ohio, air pollution finds its way to the lungs.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
There is one part of Ohio where the risk for experiencing breathing problems is one of the highest in the country.
Categories: Ecological News

Researchers look to nanomaterials to clean air, water and land.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
First explored for applications in microscopy and computing, nanomaterials — materials made up of units that are each thousands of times smaller than the thickness of a human hair — are emerging as useful for tackling threats to our planet’s well-being.
Categories: Ecological News

Visitors get hands-on coastal experience.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
A summer visit to the North Carolina coast by a group of school children from Belarus is part of a program that seeks to help children living in areas with residual radiation from the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant.
Categories: Ecological News

Right of way.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
Pennsylvania residents in the path of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline brace for a fight over its construction.
Categories: Ecological News

Escaping one of the nation’s worst environmental disaster zones.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
The mayor of East Chicago, Ind., ordered everyone to leave a Superfund site one year ago. But for some, that wasn’t so easy.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto attempts takedown of agency linking its weedkiller to cancer.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
Monsanto is on the attack. The debate focuses on whether scientists failed to consider German studies on the safety of glyphosate.
Categories: Ecological News

An end to secondhand smoke: Can Southeast Asia finally breathe a sigh of relief?

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
Cutting decades of destructive practices in just two years was unrealistic.
Categories: Ecological News

South Asia faces fury of floods.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
Aid agencies warn of a serious unfolding humanitarian crisis as floodwaters continue to inundate new areas of three South Asian countries, forcing millions of people to flee their homes for shelters.
Categories: Ecological News

Escaping one of the nation’s worst environmental disaster zones.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
Last summer, shocked residents in the public housing complex called West Calumet were told that the soil in their yards had been contaminated for decades. In some places, the lead in the dirt measured 228 times the maximum level considered safe.
Categories: Ecological News

How Trump is enabling famine.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:30
The president’s love for the despotic regimes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is perpetuating the crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

The perils of pesticide drift.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:30
Chemical spraying misses its mark with alarming frequency, and neighboring farms—especially organic ones—often pay the price. Luckily, hope is in the air.
Categories: Ecological News

Lawsuit claims Poland Spring water isn't from a spring.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:30
Is your bottle of Poland Spring water really from a spring? A lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut earlier this week alleges it isn't, calling the Nestle-owned brand label that reads "100% Natural Spring Water" a "colossal fraud."
Categories: Ecological News

American infrastructure at its worst.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:30
Lewis Black takes a closer look at how Americans are dealing with an increase in roadways that need repair, broken-down public transportation systems and sinkholes.
Categories: Ecological News

At Bundy Ranch trial, questions on guns and violence.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:30
The trial over a 2014 showdown raises issues about the right to bear arms and assemble.
Categories: Ecological News

Will the Great American Eclipse make animals act strangely? Science says yes.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:30
It’s not just humans who will be affected by the Great American Eclipse coming on Aug. 21 — expect animals to act strangely too.
Categories: Ecological News

E.P.A. promised ‘a New Day’ for the agriculture Industry, documents eeveal .

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:30
E.P.A. Promised "a New Day" for the agriculture industry, documents reveal.
Categories: Ecological News

What happens to creativity as we age?

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:30
Young children's creativity seems to outstrip that of even the most imaginative adults.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA welcomed industry feedback before reversing pesticide ban, ignoring health concerns.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:30
Before the Environmental Protection Agency issued its March 29 decision to reverse a proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, the agency considered information from industry groups that wanted to keep it on the market, according to internal agency documents.
Categories: Ecological News

EXCLUSIVE: India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:30
The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws according to a letter sent to the company by the health ministry.
Categories: Ecological News

'Superbugs' surging in Brazilian lakes, rivers, seas.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:30
A new study, to be published in November in the journal Science of the Total Environment, found that the waterways in Brazil’s two biggest cities have become “major sources of multidrug-resistant bacteria,” reports SciDev.Net.
Categories: Ecological News