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Pakistan must build more dams, grow forests to tackle climate change, says Met chief.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Building more dams and enhancing the country’s forest cover are two vital steps Pakistan must immediately take to counter the growing threat of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Once a Superfund site with a crazy concept, Greensgrow celebrates 20 years.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
"Putting a farm in the middle of the city is a very provocative act."
Categories: Ecological News

Shell oil spills led to ‘astonishingly high’ pollution in Nigeria.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Stalled cleanup of leaks from faulty pipeline in 2008 is endangering locals warns a consultant who helped produce a confidential damage assessment for Shell and its partners.
Categories: Ecological News

World Bank exits controversial Angostura goldmine project in Colombian moorland.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
A complaint against Canadian-held mining company Eco Oro Minerals Corp. has led the IFC to divest over $19 million from the gold-mining project, known as the Angostura project.
Categories: Ecological News

Kids who suffer hunger in first years lag behind their peers in school.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
Categories: Ecological News

4 groups to sue ATI over Harrison air pollution issues.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Four environmental groups announced Thursday they plan to sue Allegheny Technologies Inc. for air pollution coming from its steel mill in Harrison.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution fears persist in Pascagoula neighborhood.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Some of the people who live in the Cherokee Forest area of Pascagoula are living in fear. They're not afraid of crime, but for their health.
Categories: Ecological News

Breaking: U.S., in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline., Breaking: US, in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The announcement Friday by the State Department followed a 60-day review that was set in motion as one of the first acts of President Trump’s tenure.
Categories: Ecological News

Lejeune vet claims to be approved faster for 8 illnesses.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The Marine Corps has begun outreach to hundreds of thousands of veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, N.C., inviting them or surviving spouses to file for VA compensation if veterans suffered one of eight ailments linked to water contamination on the base.
Categories: Ecological News

The kids win in court.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
We can only hope this is the first step toward wresting Colorado from the dominion of the oil and gas industry.
Categories: Ecological News

Cautionary tale.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The ongoing Flint, Mich., water crisis should serve as both an indictment and a warning: Lose a stable and reliable water supply and you lose a city, maybe a region.
Categories: Ecological News

ICRC: ′Time to ring alarm bell on mass starvation in Africa.′

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The world has got only four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
Categories: Ecological News

David Haskell speaks for the trees.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The Pulitzer Prize finalist spent two years visiting 12 sites around the world for an ambitious new book that reveals the surprising—and surprisingly fascinating—arboreal secrets hidden in the canopies of ordinary trees.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge rules Dominion's coal ash pit polluted Virginia water.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Arsenic is illegally flowing out of one of the sites where Virginia's biggest utility stores coal ash and polluting surrounding waters, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto weedkiller caused cancer, Californians allege in new lawsuit.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Forty California residents are suing chemical giant Monsanto, alleging that exposure to the company’s Roundup weed killer caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Categories: Ecological News

More than two-thirds of cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying errors, study says.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Genes and the environment seem to be responsible for fewer mutations than chance.
Categories: Ecological News

Colorado appeals court says state must protect health and environment before allowing oil and gas drilling.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with a group of teenagers Thursday, reversing a lower court and elevating protection of public health and the environment to “a condition that must be fulfilled” by the state before oil and gas drilling can be done.
Categories: Ecological News

Smog-hit Beijing plans 'green necklace' to block pollution.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Beijing and the surrounding province of Hebei will plant trees, establish green belts and make use of rivers and wetlands to create a "green necklace" to protect China's smog-hit capital from pollution, the Hebei government said on Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika mosquito genome mapped – at last.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
'Breakthrough' technique used to piece together genome sequence of Zika vector, Aedes aegypti, 10 years after publication of draft sequence.
Categories: Ecological News