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Ebola’s legacy: Children with cataracts.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5.
Categories: Ecological News

Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
The popular trend of raising backyard chickens in U.S. cities and suburbs is bringing with it a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases, at least one of them fatal.
Categories: Ecological News

Why does green California pump the dirtiest oil in the US?

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
California may be a leader in climate policies, but much of its abundant oil reserves are nearly as carbon-intensive to extract and refine as Alberta tar sands crude. Many experts now say that reform of the state’s methods of producing oil is long overdue.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution: Air and water pollution are Killing millions of Americans.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

To see how oil drilling would transform the Arctic Refuge, look next door to Prudhoe Bay.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
The spiderweb of infrastructure at Prudhoe Bay's oilfield will be replicated at the Arctic Refuge if it's opened to drilling—a fact legislators downplay.
Categories: Ecological News

Stunning photos show the Alaskan Refuge under threat.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling has been a contentious debate for decades. See what's at stake.
Categories: Ecological News

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.
Categories: Ecological News

ACLU wants Flint kids screened for impact of lead.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan want a federal judge to order state and Flint education officials to screen and evaluate all Flint schoolchildren for health and education disabilities stemming from the lead water crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

An 11-year-old has become 'America's Top Young Scientist' for her sensor detecting lead in water.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods.
Categories: Ecological News

5 potentially harmful chemicals now banned from kids’ products.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to approve a final rule that prohibits manufacturers from selling items that have more than a minimal level of five of these potentially harmful chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Puerto Rico's environmental catastrophe.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Hurricane Maria has exposed and intensified the island’s ecological crisis and its human consequences. Can it build a sustainable future?
Categories: Ecological News

Analysis: Measuring public health impacts after disasters.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Epidemiologists study disease outbreaks in populations to determine who gets sick and why. In the wake of this year's hurricanes, they are assessing impacts from mold, toxic leaks and other threats.
Categories: Ecological News

Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster.
Categories: Ecological News

Forrestfield Airport Link toxic soil dump creates headache for WA Government.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
It's a million-tonne headache for a $2 billion project: a giant pile of soil contaminated with toxic fire-fighting chemicals the WA Government doesn't know what to do with.
Categories: Ecological News

From Flint to Pittsburgh, children need protection from lead, pediatrician says.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
“How do we preserve the tomorrows of our kids?” asked Flint, Mich., pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha at an event Wednesday sharing her ongoing advocacy for eliminating lead exposure in children, first sparked by her city’s water crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

Developing world still struggling with obsolete pesticides.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
The cotton fields of sub-Saharan Africa hold a deadly secret—thousands of tons of obsolete pesticides are buried out of sight but slowly taking a toxic toll on the region’s people and environment. This is a common problem in many developing countries.
Categories: Ecological News

Controversial chemicals nominee already at agency.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Michael Dourson, President Trump's pick to lead the U.S. EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, is already working at the agency.
Categories: Ecological News

Dangerous fire fighting foam 'safe' for swimmers, unsafe for drinking.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Toxic chemicals from toxic fire fighting foam used at the Gold Coast Airport until 2010 has been detected in the groundwater at 18 properties outside the Coolangatta airport, including Coolangatta Creek.
Categories: Ecological News

Argentina’s vegan Mondays.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
Some countries are considering ways to persuade people to stop eating meat.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30
US agrichemical giant Monsanto is under scrutiny as EU leaders mull whether to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient of its herbicide Roundup. The firm is also under fire in the United States for a group of chemicals it produced decades ago.
Categories: Ecological News