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Ag industry put on notice about pollution of wells.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
All agricultural operations need to be careful as to what and how much they are putting into the ground — and eventually the Valley’s water.
Categories: Ecological News

Federal agencies turn to citizen scientists.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
In the case of our environment, knowledge has fueled efforts to make our country a healthier and safer place. Unfortunately, we have lost the stomach to fund efforts to collect data.
Categories: Ecological News

Flame retardants may be coming off of furniture, but they're still in your TV sets.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Despite cases of flaming laptops and recalls, opponents argue flame-retardant chemicals are being overused in electronics and may put health at risk.
Categories: Ecological News

BP oil spill contributed to dead dolphins, scientists say, citing tissue samples.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
The BP oil spill contributed to the deaths of bottlenose dolphins along the Gulf of Mexico's northern coast, scientists said Wednesday, citing a study of tissue samples that for the first time found conclusive evidence of a link between the disaster and the animals' deaths.
Categories: Ecological News

A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
Categories: Ecological News

EU says Europe's bathing waters have become cleaner.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Europe's inland and coastal waters have become cleaner and nations such as heavily-indebted Greece and Cyprus boast some of the most pristine bathing spots, according to this year's EU report on water quality, published on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programs to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report found on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Bill would give extra 3 years for Lake Julian cleanup.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Duke Energy would get an extra three years to clean up coal ash at its Lake Julian generating plant in Skyland and might be able to avoid a public hearing on its plans to retool the plant under a bill filed in the state Senate Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Initiative promotes corn-based fuel as boon to public health.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Ethanol backers have launched a campaign to steer attention away from the corn-based fuel's potential impact on food prices and toward air quality and public health.
Categories: Ecological News

California farmers propose water cuts to avoid bigger pinch.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.
Categories: Ecological News

Santa Barbara oil spill recalls 1969 spill that changed oil and gas exploration forever.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
The estimated 21,000-gallon oil spill that sent plumes of black through the waters off Santa Barbara County on Tuesday brought haunting echoes of a much larger spill nearly half a century ago, one that gave birth to the modern environmental movement and forever changed the trajectory of oil and gas exploration in California.
Categories: Ecological News

Richmond council votes to oppose coal transport in city.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Concerned about impacts on air quality and residents' health, Richmond has passed a resolution opposing the transport of coal in open rail cars through the city.
Categories: Ecological News

Wyoming passes stricter ozone standards for Pinedale area, but questions remain.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Wyoming took a significant step toward cutting elevated ozone levels in the Pinedale area on Tuesday, with a state regulatory panel voting unanimously to pass a series of new regulations aimed at limiting emissions from existing natural gas facilities in the region.
Categories: Ecological News

Old Brainerd foundry Superfund site lead cleanup begins.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Lead contamination in a south Brainerd neighborhood left by a foundry shut down nearly 35 years ago is slated for cleanup next month.
Categories: Ecological News

Heller vetting GOP presidential contenders' views on waste repository.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Nevada's powerful Republican senator is keeping close tabs on where presidential candidates weigh in on the contentious Yucca Mountain repository in the Silver State.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge blocks North Carolina from issuing fracking permits.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
A North Carolina commission tasked with issuing the state's first permits for hydraulic fracturing must put its work on pause until a lawsuit challenging the makeup of its membership is resolved, an environmental law group said on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

ConAgra to pay $11.2m to settle salmonella criminal case.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case to settle a charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella, sickening more than 600 people and triggering a massive recall eight years ago.
Categories: Ecological News

Time to toss your nonstick pans? Maybe not.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
More than 200 scientists from 38 countries say we should avoid a family of chemical compounds that is found in nonstick cookware. So does that mean we should toss all those slippery skillets? The answer is more complicated than you might think.
Categories: Ecological News

Transocean reaches $212M settlement over Gulf oil spill.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in 2010, dumping some 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, agreed to a $212 million settlement.
Categories: Ecological News

The high cost of dirty fuels.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Ending subsidies for fossil fuels would save many lives, a report from the International Monetary Fund makes clear.
Categories: Ecological News