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Breaking: Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax., Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
A controversial new way to fund transportation.
Categories: Ecological News

Untold cities across America have higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Over 40 percent of the states that reported lead test results in 2014 have higher rates of lead poisoning among children than Flint.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil confirms Zika infection from a blood transfusion.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Brazilian health authorities confirmed on Thursday a case of transmission of Zika through a transfusion of blood from a donor who had been infected with the mosquito-borne virus that is spreading rapidly through the Americas.
Categories: Ecological News

Estimating the environmental impact of southern California’s great methane leak.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Aliso Canyon methane leak, one of the largest of its kind in U.S. history, will have a lasting environmental impact on local, state, and perhaps federal levels.
Categories: Ecological News

California joins lawsuit over natural gas leak.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The California Attorney General's Office took action Feb. 2 against Southern California Gas Co. over the ongoing leak at the utility's underground natural gas storage field near Los Angeles.
Categories: Ecological News

Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
A review of hundreds of studies concludes organic farming can feed a growing global population.
Categories: Ecological News

Views on coal mining clash in Senate hearing on stream protection rule.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
An ongoing cultural battle between coal mining and environmental groups played out in a Senate hearing Wednesday over an Obama administration proposal to mitigate the impacts of coal mining activity on streams.
Categories: Ecological News

Many Flint residents are desperate to leave, but see no escape.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
People in poor and crime-ridden pockets of cities like Detroit and Baltimore often share the sense of being trapped because of market forces and limited resources. But the people of Flint have a special urgency about leaving.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika is the latest example of how hard it is to be a woman in Latin America.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Countries won't budge on policies that could burden a generation of mothers.
Categories: Ecological News

Birth defects in Brazil may be over-reported amid Zika fears.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
After many false alarms, the government is considering tightening the guidelines establishing when health care providers should report infants born with abnormally small heads.
Categories: Ecological News

Why are we drawn to deep blue water?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The powerful allure of the deep azure.
Categories: Ecological News

Financial turmoil half a world away is melting Minnesota’s iron country.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
As global demand for resources plummets, ore mines here are idle, and 2,000 workers are out of jobs.
Categories: Ecological News

Lake Champlain fish to be tested for pollution-related toxins.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The Lake Champlain Basin Program plans to start monitoring fish in the lake for mercury as well as toxins produced by cyanobacteria – commonly known as blue-green algae.
Categories: Ecological News

Surge of Zika virus has Brazilians re-examining strict abortion laws.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Abortion rights activists are seizing on the crisis to push back against conservative lawmakers who want to toughen already stringent limits.
Categories: Ecological News

Switching plans on U.S. plutonium disposal costly, risky: Study.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Switching the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium to New Mexico from an existing South Carolina site could cost the U.S. government more than $20 billion and raise safety concerns, according to a new study commissioned by the firms building the current site.
Categories: Ecological News

Lawmakers wrestle with who is responsible for Flint water crisis.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Democrats complained the state’s governor has not been called to testify for political reasons.
Categories: Ecological News

Why are these male fish growing eggs?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Fish in wildlife refuges are feminized, probably by hormone-skewing pollution. What does this portend for the health of all creatures—and people?
Categories: Ecological News

Civil rights commission to hold hearing on environmental justice.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights plans to continue its probe Friday into the Obama administration's work on environmental justice, including efforts to enforce civil rights law.
Categories: Ecological News

High Arctic: By sea into a frozen, fragile world.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The High Arctic is an ice-bound desert that supports a fragile ecosystem. Environmentalists warn it's under threat from global warming as summer ice melts reach record levels.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic legacy at Carlstadt waste site could be eclipsed by solar farm.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
An industrial illegal dump site shut down by a federal agency in 1980, and resulting in jail and fines for company officials may become home to a solar farm to eclipse its toxic legacy in Carlstadt.
Categories: Ecological News