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Arsenic risk being ignored.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
North Dakota lags shamefully far behind Minnesota in alerting private well owners of the dangers of arsenic in groundwater.
Categories: Ecological News

Leadership on the environment is an important part of racial justice.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
Today’s black students are tomorrow’s black intellectuals and engaged citizens. If more of them can become leaders in the epic struggle to steer society toward sustainability, we’ll all be better off.
Categories: Ecological News

President Obama asserts power over small waterways.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
The Obama administration on Wednesday asserted its authority over the nation's streams, wetlands and other smaller waterways, moving forward with one of the most controversial environmental regulations in recent years.
Categories: Ecological News

Mixed feelings for landfill run deep in Tennessee., Mixed feelings for landfill run deep.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
Residents of poor, mostly African-American Perry County, Alabama, have filed a lawsuit saying they're suffering as a result of coal ash, hauled in after a 2008 dam breach in Tennessee. But the landfill is also a vital part of the local economy.
Categories: Ecological News

High-tech environmental push needed for oil sands: Tory-requested report.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
Alberta’s oil-sands producers need to take urgent action to reduce the sector’s damaging impact on the environment by speeding the adoption of expensive and often risky emerging technologies.
Categories: Ecological News

Don't dismiss the link between smoking and suicide, researchers warn.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
To the long list of ways that smoking can kill you, experts should add one more cause of death – suicide. So say some sharp-eyed readers of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Categories: Ecological News

Canada wildfires rage on, intensify near oil sands sites.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
A wildfire raging in northeastern Alberta near two major oil sands projects nearly doubled in size to 17,000 hectares (42,000 acres) on Wednesday, although firefighters made some progress tackling blazes elsewhere in the oil-rich Western Canadian province.
Categories: Ecological News

Feds order pipeline company to clean up Santa Barbara coastline.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a cleanup order to the company whose underground pipeline last week spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean and marred several miles of Santa Barbara County coastline.
Categories: Ecological News

'Green' hydropower dam fuels charges of gross human rights violations.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
A hydropower project planned on Guatemala's Icbolay River has resulted in major human rights abuses, advocacy groups are charging.
Categories: Ecological News

Chevron defends environmental record in Ecuador, sees bright future for Richmond refinery.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
Chevron warded off a litany of accusations of environmental damage and corporate malfeasance during its annual meeting Wednesday, and after the event the company said the Richmond refinery will remain a major part of its future operations.
Categories: Ecological News

Trading places.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:30
A major concern for scientific policy with respect to international trade negotiations is that greater harmonization of EU and US policies might result in an overall decrease in regulatory standards on the environment, food safety or data protection.
Categories: Ecological News

North Sea ship evacuated off Germany amid blast fears.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
A crew have abandoned a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode.
Categories: Ecological News

Biologists try to figure out Northern California whale deaths.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
The foul-smelling carcasses of migrating whales are attracting a veritable swarm of marine biologists to California beaches in what has so far been a futile effort to figure out why so many of the blubbery beasts are washing ashore.
Categories: Ecological News

Holy crop: How federal dollars are financing the water crisis in the West.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
Cotton comes at enormous environmental expense, a price the American West may no longer be able to afford.
Categories: Ecological News

Killing the Colorado: Explore the river.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
Tour America's seven-state, 1,450-mile plumbing system.
Categories: Ecological News

Where the river runs dry.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
The Colorado is the most important river in the West - and it exemplifies everything wrong with water use in America.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal's salvation?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
Billions over budget. Two years after deadline. And this ‘clean coal’ project was supposed to save an industry?
Categories: Ecological News

Without federal input, marijuana industry is on its own with pesticides.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
Many commercial cannabis growers use chemicals to control bugs and mold. But because of the plant’s unresolved legal status, Colorado regulators are having a tough time making sure pot buyers don’t ingest those pesticides.
Categories: Ecological News

Inside the war on coal.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think.
Categories: Ecological News

Our endangered friend, the honeybee.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:30
For the love of groceries, if honeybees show up in your yard this spring, treat them as honored guests.
Categories: Ecological News