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25 signs of hope from the Obama Era.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
The eight years of the Obama presidency didn’t lack for environmental (or anti-environmental) gaffes and scams. But those years also gave us plenty of advances and signs of hope. Here are a quick twenty-five.
Categories: Ecological News

Federal agencies agree to better address lead contamination.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
A new joint agreement between federal agencies aims to deal with lead contamination of subsidized housing in the wake of the crisis in East Chicago, Indiana, that has led to the relocation of more than 1,000 people.
Categories: Ecological News

Petition seeks to halt EPA's use of deadly predator poison.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
Five animal-protection organizations submitted a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency asking the agency to cancel its registration for sodium fluoroacetate, a pesticide commonly known as Compound 1080.
Categories: Ecological News

Obama administration acts to protect poor children from lead poisoning.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
There’s no safe level of lead in children’s bloodstreams. But up until now, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made families stay put in publicly funded housing unless their children’s blood levels rose above 20 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood.
Categories: Ecological News

After 'pretty extraordinary' snowfall, Sierra Nevada braces for another battering from atmospheric river.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
Across the Sierra Nevada this weekend, residents and officials are assessing the damage from a series of powerful storms before a new round from the atmospheric river arrives next week.
Categories: Ecological News

Supreme Court to hear case concerning Obama water rule.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case over a specific issue arising from President Obama’s Clean Water Rule — the fight over the proper federal court venue for challenging the rule.
Categories: Ecological News

Volkswagen's diesel scandal: Who has been charged?

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
A star troubleshooter known as "the fireman." The head of the team that developed a new diesel engine. The executive dealing with American regulators.
Categories: Ecological News

Chinese, Germans seek to turn Chernobyl wasteland to solar park.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
Chinese and Germans are among dozens of investors taking Ukraine up on its offer to turn the grounds of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters into a massive solar park.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA wants to restrict sometimes-deadly paint stripper chemical.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to largely ban the use of a chemical in paint strippers that has killed dozens of people, asphyxiating some and triggering heart attacks in others.
Categories: Ecological News

Chipotle still seeking food safety; Ells says ‘esoteric’ plan failed.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
Repeating phrases they have been using for the past year, officials with Chipotle Mexican Grill this week announced food safety enhancements and dismal sales numbers.
Categories: Ecological News

Donald Trump and the anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorists.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:30
Things are getting down and dirty now. And millions of lives are at stake. I cannot possibly state strongly enough how dangerous it is that President-elect Donald Trump has embraced the notion that vaccination is the cause of autism.
Categories: Ecological News

North Carolina fires brought severe pollution.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Where there was heavy smoke from fires in western North Carolina last fall, there was hazardous particle pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Path of least resistance.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
As new pipelines stall on the Great Plains, oil pressure builds in the Great Lakes.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA wants to restrict sometimes-deadly paint stripper chemical.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to largely ban the use of a chemical in paint strippers that has killed dozens of people, asphyxiating some and triggering heart attacks in others.
Categories: Ecological News

Exclusive: U.S. congressional committee demands answers on WHO cancer agency.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
The chairman of a U.S. congressional committee investigating taxpayer funding of a World Health Organization cancer agency has asked U.S. health officials to release crucial documents.
Categories: Ecological News

Prion-like protein spotted in bacteria for the first time.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Prions, the infectious agents best known for causing degenerative brain disorders such as ‘mad cow’ disease, may have been spotted in bacteria.
Categories: Ecological News

Can environment break through Washington Legislature’s school-funding logjam?

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Should fighting climate change translate into spending more on education? That’s what Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is advocating.
Categories: Ecological News

Living near busy roads might give you dementia.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
You could move, or you could try to stop the traffic.
Categories: Ecological News

Trumping Science: Part III.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Scientists criticize unconfirmed reports that President-elect Donald Trump has asked Robert Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist, to investigate vaccine safety.
Categories: Ecological News

To fight deadly dengue fever in humans, create dengue-resistant mosquitoes.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
How manipulating the immune systems of mosquitoes can halt the spread of dengue virus.
Categories: Ecological News