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FDA raises questions about ‘data gaps’ regarding safety, effectiveness of hand sanitizer.

3 hours 42 min ago
Regulators said FDA’s request "is intended to help the agency ensure that regular use of these products does not present unknown safety and efficacy concerns."
Categories: Ecological News

Michigan governor signs budget with $165M more for Flint.

3 hours 42 min ago
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $38.6 billion budget bill Wednesday that will more than triple state spending on the water emergency in Flint.
Categories: Ecological News

Murders, violence on rise as parched central India battles for water.

3 hours 42 min ago
As northern and central India continue to suffer thorough severe drought and oppressive heat, police in Bundelkhand and several other regions are reporting a rise in violent - and often deadly - clashes over water.
Categories: Ecological News

What's all the fuss about pollution-fighting skin care?

3 hours 42 min ago
Environmental attack. Free radical assault. Noxious gas: From some dire beauty headlines of late, you’d think the very air was contriving, if not to kill us, then to make us look older.
Categories: Ecological News

A deadly, drug-resistant yeast infection is spreading around the world.

3 hours 42 min ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning hospitals to be on the lookout for this new pathogen, which is difficult to detect.
Categories: Ecological News

Indonesia faces environmental time bomb after coal bust.

3 hours 42 min ago
Thousands of mines are closing in Indonesia’s tropical coal belt as prices languish and seams run dry. But almost none of the companies have paid their share of billions of dollars owed to repair the badly scarred landscape they have left behind.
Categories: Ecological News

Children face 'staggeringly high' hunger in conflict-hit Central African Republic.

3 hours 42 min ago
Across the Central African Republic, up to 60 children die every day due to malnutrition, according to aid organization Action Against Hunger.
Categories: Ecological News

Travelers to Dominican Republic lead New York City in positive Zika tests.

3 hours 42 min ago
Results from the latest tests were a stark reminder that many of the most popular destinations for New Yorkers in the Caribbean and Latin America pose a serious health risk.
Categories: Ecological News

Newark finds elevated lead levels in 23 children.

3 hours 42 min ago
Blood tests were conducted after high lead levels were discovered in school system’s drinking water; not all of the children tested attended Newark schools.
Categories: Ecological News

Dispatch from Philadelphia: The city prepares for a soda tax.

3 hours 42 min ago
Some retailers plan to pass the new cost of sugary beverages on to their customers. Others are holding out for a lawsuit.
Categories: Ecological News

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation gets $500,000 from illegal oil dumping settlement.

3 hours 42 min ago
A $500,000 grant was given to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation on Wednesday from a $2.5 million settlement the U.S. Attorney's office negotiated in an illegal oil dumping case.
Categories: Ecological News

Black Warrior Riverkeeper intends to sue Drummond Co. over abandoned coal mine.

3 hours 42 min ago
The Maxine Mine near Praco, Ala. hasn't produced coal since the 1980s, but conservation groups are looking to force Drummond Company to clean up the abandoned site, which they say continues to leak harmful pollutants into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River.
Categories: Ecological News

Lake Forest to check about 300 properties for lead pipes.

3 hours 42 min ago
About 300 property owners in Lake Forest have recently received letters asking if someone from Public Works can take a look at their water service line.
Categories: Ecological News

Shadwick: 'Where is the lead coming from?'

3 hours 42 min ago
“Where is the lead coming from?” Saline County Commission Chairman Monte Shadwick asked Tuesday, during the commission’s weekly meeting.
Categories: Ecological News

Advocates call for Oregon to stop renewing air pollution permits.

3 hours 42 min ago
More than a dozen organizations are calling on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to stop renewing air pollution permits until a new set of rules are in place.
Categories: Ecological News

Marco Rubio can be a hero in the Zika fight.

3 hours 42 min ago
Sen. Rubio needs to dump the partisan claptrap. This challenge deserves a clean funding bill, devoid of partisan landmines. The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus, doesn’t really care whom it stings.
Categories: Ecological News

How not to deal with climate change.

3 hours 42 min ago
The closing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California will hurt the environment, not help it.
Categories: Ecological News

These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 19:30
Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on.
Categories: Ecological News

Stopping a climate change and pollution nightmare in the East Bay.

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 19:30
Tar sands is the oil industry’s newest threat. Local activists want to put limits on refinery emissions to halt this dense and dangerous crude from coming to the Bay. But are the regional air district and state government on board?
Categories: Ecological News

Veterans blame Air Force base water for chronic diseases.

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 19:30
While living in Oscoda, residents drank, cooked with, bathed in, swam in and fished in the water, never knowing that most of the Wurtsmith Air Force Base and some adjacent ground is polluted with jet fuel, cancer-causing chlorinated solvents and toxic fire retardants.
Categories: Ecological News