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Fossil fuel companies impose more in climate costs than they make in profits.

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
With proper accounting, the fossil fuel business doesn't look like such a moneymaker.
Categories: Ecological News

As debate over pesticides ramps up, let's dispel a number of myths.

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The EPA hasn't provided a long-term look at the effects of toxic lawn and garden materials.
Categories: Ecological News

Province ignores information about possible mercury dumping ground.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
A retired labourer says that more than 40 years ago he was part of a small crew that “haphazardly” dumped drums of mercury and salt into a pit near Grassy Narrows First Nation where water and fish have long been contaminated by the toxic metal.
Categories: Ecological News

France to vote against continued EU use of weedkiller glyphosate.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
France will vote on Friday against the continued use of weedkiller glyphosate, its environment minister said, adding to uncertainty over the future of widely-used products such as Monsanto's Roundup in the European Union.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemical testing on animals? Try mini-organs, big data, and other options first, says Congress.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
A new bipartisan bill that passed the U.S. Senate on June 7 and now awaits a presidential signature to become law aims to curb this practice in favor of more animal-friendly—and often quicker and cheaper—forms of chemical testing.
Categories: Ecological News

Wood-burning ovens used to cook pizzas are damaging the environment.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Trendy outdoor pizza ovens have been labelled an environmental menace by scientists.
Categories: Ecological News

Illinois contractor charged with illegally removing asbestos.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
A federal grand jury in Illinois has charged a contractor with illegally and unsafely removing asbestos during a demolition project in Springfield and lying about it in court.
Categories: Ecological News

DNR needs to protect our groundwater.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
If clean water indeed is our cornerstone, as the DNR proclaims, it’s time that our state leadership and DNR protect our most valuable natural resource.
Categories: Ecological News

Exclusive: In Zika-struck Puerto Rico, trouble delivering donated contraceptives.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Only a small fraction of contraceptives donated in Puerto Rico to prevent Zika-related birth defects are expected to get to the women who need them this month, public health officials told Reuters.
Categories: Ecological News

Australian watchdog files suit against e-cigarette retailers.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Australia's consumer watchdog has launched a lawsuit in the Federal Court against two e-cigarette retailers, saying the companies misled consumers with claims that their products are not carcinogenic.
Categories: Ecological News

Vietnam drought leaves one million in urgent need of food.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
The worst drought in 90 years coupled with seawater intrusion into Mekong River delta have destroyed fruit, rice and sugar crops.
Categories: Ecological News

Study: Nicotine labeling on e-cigarettes in North Dakota often wrong.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
A new study for tobacco control advocates in North Dakota suggests buying e-cigarette liquid can be like playing Russian Roulette in terms of nicotine levels that can deviate greatly from concentrations on product labels.
Categories: Ecological News

Philadelphia’s sweet deal to discourage sugar consumption.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Philadelphia’s policy opens the door to changes needed across the country.
Categories: Ecological News

Chicago Public Schools are testing schools for high lead levels in water: What you should know.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
In the month since Chicago Public Schools started testing water in schools for toxic lead, results have shown elevated levels in more than two dozen buildings with hundreds of schools still to be tested.
Categories: Ecological News

Poison lurking in schools.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Across the country, tens of thousands of public schools could be contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls – a compound more commonly known as PCBs, which were used widely in the caulking of windows. And many schools are trying to cover it up.
Categories: Ecological News

10 surprising snacks that may have BPA.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Despite years of attracting national headlines, the chemical’s prevalence in common food items and packaging was largely unknown—until now.
Categories: Ecological News

Breathless in Paris as clean-air battle mounts in French capital.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Paris will no longer take your breath away. Its monuments, avenues and restaurants might, of course, but Mayor Anne Hidalgo is pledging its pollution won’t.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution: Can new technology win in war on diesel trucks?

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Southern California’s anti-smog regulators opened a new front on the war on heavy-duty diesel trucks by joining a coalition of agencies stretching from Washington state to New York last week.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil bust leaves states with massive well cleanup.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly abandoned drilling sites at a time when they have little money to plug wells and seal off environmental hazards.
Categories: Ecological News

Asbestos claimed him (Part 1 of 3).

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
From miracle mineral to silent killer, asbestos has left behind a toxic legacy of death and disease in New Zealand.
Categories: Ecological News