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Earth's trees number 'three trillion.'

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There are just over three trillion trees on Earth, according to a new assessment. The figure is eight times as big as the previous best estimate, which counted perhaps 400 billion at most.
Categories: Ecological News

McCaskill slams activists who ignore science on GMOs.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill mocked the double standards of activists who campaign ferociously on the issue of climate change but refuse to apply the same reasoning when it comes genetically modified organisms.
Categories: Ecological News

Air fresheners, scented candles could cause cancerous DNA mutations and asthma.

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The UK spends nearly £400 million a year on 225 scented million aerosols, plug-ins, gels, candles and incense sticks. However, evidence is now emerging that all of these products contain industrial chemicals which can, among other things, transform the structure of our DNA.
Categories: Ecological News

The controversy over Shell's Arctic oil drilling, explained.

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This week, President Obama has been touring Alaska, checking out melting glaciers and making speeches about how global warming is an urgent threat that needs to be addressed ASAP. And environmentalists are ... not happy.
Categories: Ecological News

Well explosion could put pressure on Texas regulators.

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Ashley and Cody Murray, ranchers in Palo Pinto County, allege nearby gas drilling caused methane to leak into their water well before it exploded, severely burning the couple, their daughter and Cody's father.
Categories: Ecological News

One-fifth of days this year have triggered air advisories in Colorado.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
The skies over Colorado have been hazy the last few weeks due to all the wildfires burning in the west. That's meant itchy eyes, stuffy noses and maybe even asthma attacks for some residents.
Categories: Ecological News

Can open data prevent a global food shortage?

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
With the world’s population set to grow to nearly 10 billion by 2050, pioneering farmers look to open data for eco-friendly solutions.
Categories: Ecological News

How community gardens connect seniors to fresh food and to their pasts.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
The growing trend of community gardens that cater specifically to seniors also provides a more holistic approach to healthy living for one of America’s most vulnerable populations.
Categories: Ecological News

Huge fish farm planned Near San Diego aims to fix seafood imbalance.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
Rose Canyon Fisheries could have a footprint on the ocean floor of 1.3 square miles, about the same size as New York’s Central Park. The goal is to produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year.
Categories: Ecological News

Foodborne illnesses cost US $77 billion a year, study says.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
Foodborne illnesses, which make 48 million people sick and account for 3,000 deaths annually, also cost the nation $77 billion a year, a report from the American Association for Justice found.
Categories: Ecological News

IBM uses predictions made by artificial Intelligence in the fight against Beijing's air pollution.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
IBM already conquered Jeopardy with its supercomputer. Now the tech giant, which has become one of the leading pursuers of artificial intelligence, wants to use that technology to fight Beijing’s air pollution crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

Taxpayers must shoulder $30 million in KBR legal fees for Iraq War toxic chemical case, judge rules.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
U.S. taxpayers will have to pay at least $30 million to cover attorney fees incurred by defense contractor KBR Inc., accused of wrongly exposing U.S. and British soldiers to toxic chemicals during duty in the Iraq War.
Categories: Ecological News

Dutch court: Gas producer must compensate homeowners in quake zone.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that gas producer NAM must compensate homeowners for falls in the value of their properties due to earthquakes linked to gas production at the Groningen field in the north of the Netherlands.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: China - Religion and environment.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
China is beginning to draw on its religious heritage—including Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and other traditions to address the country's growing environmental challenges.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas farmers brace for new Clean Water rule.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
Texas farmers and ranchers say they've been given little guidance and aren't sure what to expect as new federal regulations protecting drinking water supplies kick in.
Categories: Ecological News

Michelle Obama: Food giants call a truce with her.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
Companies that once fought school-lunch standards are backing down now that their whole-grain cinnamon rolls and reduced-fat pizzas are bringing in the profits.
Categories: Ecological News

Well explosion could put pressure on Texas regulators.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
A Palo Pinto County family is suing two oil and gas operators, alleging that gas from their wells migrated into the family's water well, which exploded and burned them.
Categories: Ecological News

Can this genius strategy stop Big Ag from dumping fertilizer into drinking water?

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
One Iowa utility is sick of sky-high nitrate levels in tap water—so it's taking action.
Categories: Ecological News

The war over soda: New study finds link between carbonated drinks, higher risk of heart attacks.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
Next time you're thirsty and pop into your local convenience store to buy a drink, choose carefully. Yet another study has found links between soda and negative effects on your health.
Categories: Ecological News

Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:30
An increase in thyroid cancer among children is unlikely after the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant four years ago, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said in a report released on Monday.
Categories: Ecological News