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Congress poised to pass sweeping law covering FDA and NIH.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
The House could vote Wednesday on a vast bill that stretches nearly a thousand pages and holds changes large and small for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal keeps firm grip on Germany even as renewables flourish.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
The gaping brown pit is like open sore on the earth, and every day, it's getting bigger.
Categories: Ecological News

Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant's exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed "a nuclear wound."
Categories: Ecological News

Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.
Categories: Ecological News

Chernobyl disaster site enclosed by shelter to prevent radiation leaks'

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Reactor No 4 at Chernobyl, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in history, has been enclosed by a vast steel shelter designed to prevent radiation leaks from the site.
Categories: Ecological News

Dingell lauds EPA for evaluating toxic chemical.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell is praising the Environmental Protection Agency for its decision to evaluate the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane, which was detected in shallow groundwater in Ann Arbor.
Categories: Ecological News

Dioxane makes list of 10 toxic chemicals EPA giving closer look.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to take a closer look at the potential risks to human health and the environment from 10 toxic chemicals, including 1,4-dioxane.
Categories: Ecological News

There’s a disconnect over coal.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
If we’re so concerned about the fuel’s greenhouse gas emissions and effect on human health, why are we so keen to ship vast quantities of the stuff to Asia?
Categories: Ecological News

Hydroelectric projects pose risk to indigenous people, Harvard study warns.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
Environmental scientists have known since the 1970s that there's a serious link between building dams and higher levels of toxic methylmercury in fish and mammals. Yet Canadian corporations keep building the dams without working to mitigate such problems.
Categories: Ecological News

Salem dumps 22 million gallons of raw sewage in the Willamette.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
The city of Salem released more than 22 million gallons of diluted raw sewage into the Willamette River on Thanksgiving afternoon and the following morning after heavy rain overwhelmed its sewer system.
Categories: Ecological News

McArthur River Mine workers break silence with allegations of serious injuries from toxic smoke.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
Former fly-in-fly-out workers have complained of serious injuries after breathing in toxic smoke at one of the world's biggest zinc and lead mines.
Categories: Ecological News

Beware the little green frog logo on your sustainable food.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
When it comes to worker protections, Rainforest Alliance hasn’t always delivered on its promises.
Categories: Ecological News

Standing Rock demonstrators file class-action lawsuit over police violence.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
Pipeline demonstrators injured by rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons during a wintry nighttime standoff with police last week filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the sheriff of the North Dakota county involved.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump: What's good for Texas and Okla. is good for America.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
Men and women marching up to the gold-plated elevators at Trump Tower for meetings with the president-elect would bring an almost evangelical zeal for fossil fuels to Washington.
Categories: Ecological News

Midwest students experienced headaches, sore throats days before evacuation, report shows.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
Students at Midwest School had headaches, sore throats and other symptoms for more than a week that were probably due to gas leaks from a nearby well, a recent state report concludes.
Categories: Ecological News

The creative way public health advocates are trying to get hipsters to quit smoking.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
Taking a page from Big Tobacco's insidious marketing tactics, the front line in the war on smoking moves to bars and nightclubs.
Categories: Ecological News

Commentary: Let’s stop the manipulation of science.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
Around a hundred scientists ask Europe and the international community to act against endocrine disrupting chemicals. They condemn the use of strategies for manufacturing doubt employed by industries in the climate change battle.
Categories: Ecological News

What oil pipelines can do to Native American land and life.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
It's clear that many of the people camped out at Standing Rock aren't just protesting the construction of one pipeline—they're making a statement about the way the United States has treated Native Americans, and their lands, for centuries.
Categories: Ecological News

Welcome to 'the most toxic place in America.'

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
Athletic 35-year-old men who have never touched cigarettes are not supposed to come down with a debilitating lung disease, but Seth Ellingsworth says he got sick in an instant last year, when he briefly inhaled a strange odor at his job at the nearby Hanford Nuclear Site.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal executives "overlooked" $100 million to try to escape environmental cleanup costs.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:30
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is suing Alpha Natural Resources for fraud.
Categories: Ecological News