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VIDEO: Petition calls for Hoosick Falls officials’ resignations.

15 hours 29 min ago
A petition is gathering signatures to call for the resignation of two village officials over their handling of the water contamination in Hoosick Falls.
Categories: Ecological News

White House open to emergency aid for city - OMB director.

15 hours 29 min ago
The White House budget director signaled today that the administration would support providing federal funds for Flint, Mich., in an emergency supplemental appropriations measure.
Categories: Ecological News

Bacon remains popular despite health concerns.

15 hours 29 min ago
The trend is good economic news for Iowa, the top pork-producing state in the US.
Categories: Ecological News

Another executive gets his wrist slapped for poisoning a community's water.

15 hours 29 min ago
William Tis and his fellow executives join the parade of business leaders avoiding the full measure of punishment — or in some cases, any punishment — for their misdeeds.
Categories: Ecological News

Virginia needs a safe, long-term solution for coal ash.

15 hours 29 min ago
Our legislature has an obligation to protect public health, and coal ash waste will continue to pose a serious threat unless there is a proper plan in place. We cannot wait to react to another costly and detrimental spill.
Categories: Ecological News

Should we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth?

15 hours 29 min ago
Is it dangerous to talk about ‘editing nature’, or should we consider eradicating them for good?
Categories: Ecological News

Even in California, oil drilling waste may be spurring earthquakes.

15 hours 29 min ago
New study says waste injection well may have triggered a series of 2005 quakes in the state’s drilling hotspot and calls for more research.
Categories: Ecological News

Concerns raised over amount of children not engaging with nature.

15 hours 29 min ago
More than one in nine children in England have not set foot in a park, forest, beach or any other natural environment for at least 12 months, according to a two-year study funded by the government.
Categories: Ecological News

How the ‘dirt cure’ can make for healthier families.

15 hours 29 min ago
Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein has a message for the parents of small children: Don’t be afraid of dirt.
Categories: Ecological News

How one immigration lawyer brought justice to the fields.

15 hours 29 min ago
Few migrant farmworkers have the time or money to seek out legal support. That’s where a mobile attorney like Melanie Gleason can help.
Categories: Ecological News

House debates bill on EPA notification of lead danger.

15 hours 29 min ago
House lawmakers voted 416-2 on Wednesday to pass a Flint-related bill that would clarify when the EPA should notify the public when concentrations of lead or other contaminants in drinking water exceed safe levels.
Categories: Ecological News

Entergy reports radioactive tritium leak at Indian Point.

15 hours 29 min ago
Entergy Corp said on Wednesday it found elevated levels of tritium, a weak radioactive isotope of hydrogen, in groundwater samples at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York state.
Categories: Ecological News

David Cameron urged to close asbestos loophole for veterans dying of cancer.

15 hours 29 min ago
David Cameron is being urged to intervene to ensure the Ministry of Defence gives 60 veterans with terminal cancer from asbestos exposure the same compensation rights as civilians and other ex-soldiers.
Categories: Ecological News

Experts study Zika's path from first outbreak in Pacific.

15 hours 29 min ago
The virus, which has been around in Asia for decades, first hit hard on Yap Island, and spread across the Pacific, with a huge outbreak now in Brazil.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazilians shrug off Zika fears to revel in Carnival fun.

15 hours 29 min ago
Many Brazilians feel they have more important things to worry about, including soaring unemployment, a plummeting currency and a corruption scandal.
Categories: Ecological News

Critics decry radioactive leak at Indian Point power plant.

15 hours 29 min ago
A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said.
Categories: Ecological News

Benefits of sharing.

15 hours 29 min ago
A swift and effective response to emerging infectious diseases demands that researchers have ready access to the latest data on the pathogens responsible. There is still a long way to go to ensure this.
Categories: Ecological News

10,000 child refugees are missing.

15 hours 29 min ago
Europeans must provide for the safety and well-being of children on their soil. That means refugee children too.
Categories: Ecological News

Let's end the peril of a nuclear winter.

15 hours 29 min ago
More than 30 years after the perils of a nuclear winter were first described by scientists, we still have enough nuclear weapons to alter the climate.
Categories: Ecological News

Obama’s budget would kill costly plutonium disposition project.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 19:30
The administration’s second attempt to kill the Mixed Oxide fuel plant in South Carolina faces familiar political opposition.
Categories: Ecological News