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Chemical combo captures and destroys micropollutants in water.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Scientists have developed a way to catch micropollutants before they escape wastewater treatment plants at low concentrations.
Categories: Ecological News

Study to look into First Nations cancer claims.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Some First Nations communities in Ontario and Manitoba have complained for years about what they call an unusually high rate of cancer among their members.
Categories: Ecological News

"Pastor Brooks" finds his next river to cross.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
What the Rev. Brooks Berndt did for his Hazel Dell church, he now hopes to do for many more congregations in the United Church of Christ family: get them actively fighting for environmental causes.
Categories: Ecological News

Melamine vitamins scare.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Melamine, a chemical found in plastics, glue and counter tops, has been discovered in nearly half of samples of popular local nutritional supplements.
Categories: Ecological News

Clean weed: Inside an ‘organic’ marijuana farm.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Conventional marijuana is grown with pesticides. The Clean Green label hopes to help consumers and farmers find a chemical-free alternative.
Categories: Ecological News

Here come the wearables that want to save your life.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Australian engineers are working on patches that can detect all sorts of environmental hazards, like UV radiation and toxic gas. Stretchy and transparent, the sensors would stick to the skin, like a nicotine patch, or be sewn into clothing.
Categories: Ecological News

This scientist might end animal cruelty—unless GMO hardliners stop him.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Scott Fahrenkrug thinks he can tweak farm animals' genes to make them happier and healthier.
Categories: Ecological News

Experts search Conewago Creek for long-term effects of contamination.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Experts are trying to determine if life really has returned to normal after a June fire at the Miller Chemical and Fertilizer plant caused contamination to flow into local waterways, killing more than 10,000 fish in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Ecological News

Minnesota rain gardens go big to fight pollution, reuse water.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Many Minnesota cities use rain gardens and other "green infrastructure" now to keep stormwater from polluting nearby lakes and rivers.
Categories: Ecological News

Green groups fight plastic pollution in North Country waters.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Environmental groups in New York's North Country are trying to spread the word about water pollution from microbeads.
Categories: Ecological News

Legislative attacks threaten Endangered Species Act.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
The Endangered Species Act is under increased attack by lawmakers, conservationists say, with a slew of legislation proposed this year — including dozens of budget riders tacked onto unrelated bills — aimed at restricting wildlife protection.
Categories: Ecological News

Hanoi suburbs without clean water for daily use.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
More than 60 percent of residents in suburban districts of Hanoi still do not have tap water.
Categories: Ecological News

The Outlaw Ocean: Forced labor for cheap fish.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed (Part 3 of 4).
Categories: Ecological News

Pennsylvania officials vow to 'reboot' bay cleanup efforts.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Under increasing pressure to accelerate efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Pennsylvania’s environmental and agriculture secretaries on Thursday promised to “reboot” efforts to clean water flowing into the Susquehanna River.
Categories: Ecological News

Are artificial turf fields toxic?

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
The average artificial turf field uses up to 27,000 ground tires. The problem? "The problem is that tires are toxic," said Nancy Alderman, president of Environment and Human Health Inc.
Categories: Ecological News

A failing bay cleanup.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Saving the Chesapeake Bay should not be a partisan issue or the job of one governor or legislature. It should be a priority for anyone who has sworn an oath to serve the public interest, and one that spans administrations.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change already has affected the health of Maine residents in adverse ways.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
The severity of the health impacts of climate change creates a moral imperative to act now when the admittedly enormous costs of mitigation will be far less than waiting.
Categories: Ecological News

Poison in the calabash.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Palm wine remains a much-loved local drink for many Ghanaians. But the abuse of agro-chemicals in tapping the wine is gradually making its consumption unsafe.
Categories: Ecological News

Elimination of mercury monitoring program means Louisiana lacks fresh information about contaminated waters.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
State officials lack updated data to warn people about any potential contamination in the fish they catch and eat.
Categories: Ecological News

Vernon mother says Exide plant has poisoned the area for children.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:30
Environmental health authorities in Los Angeles County discover that at least 40 homes near the Exide lead battery recycling plant have lead levels in soil exceeding 1000 parts per million.
Categories: Ecological News