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Clean Air Act and dirty coal at the Supreme Court.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
The name of the law is not the Coal Industry Protection Act, despite what that industry’s advocates seem to want.
Categories: Ecological News

The Obama administration strikes the right balance on fracking regulations.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
Unlike the various special interests around the country, the Obama administration is getting the balance right on fracking.
Categories: Ecological News

When it comes to chemical policies, who speaks for business?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
Downstream businesses both small and large can benefit from chemical reporting and disclosure. Manufacturers would have a clear incentive to switch to less toxic alternatives and retailers would have a greater ability to choose healthier products on behalf of their customers.
Categories: Ecological News

Sen. Udall is a true champion for environment.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
Real courage - the willingness to suffer political attacks in order to help American families - is a rare quality. That’s what makes New Mexico’s Senator Tom Udall a true environmental champion.
Categories: Ecological News

Thirsty crops should require state regulation.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
This is what the Brown administration isn't talking about as it tightens the spigot on landscaping: Urban use accounts for only 20 percent of California's developed water. Agriculture sucks up 80%.
Categories: Ecological News

Hormone-mimickers widespread in Great Lakes region wastewater, waterways and fish.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
Great Lakes waterways are contaminated with known endocrine disrupting compounds and scientists warn fish are at risk., Scientists fear biologically active contaminants and their metabolites showing up Great Lakes waterways may alter the hormones of fish and other aquatic creatures, leading to reproductive, behavioral and developmental problems.
Categories: Ecological News

New plan seeks to turn chicken manure to energy.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
New Hampshire-based company has teamed with poultry giant Perdue to propose a $200 million plant on the Eastern Shore to extract energy from chicken manure, offering its plan as a viable remedy for the farm pollution fouling the Chesapeake Bay.
Categories: Ecological News

Soaring antibiotic use in animals fuels 'super bug' fears.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
Developing countries are pumping livestock full of antibiotics at such a startling rate that they are dramatically increasing the risk of creating drug-resistant "super bugs", scientists warned on Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

Florida coral restoration may take $250 million, and 400 years.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
Here's the estimated price for restoring two declining coral species found in South Florida and the Caribbean: about $250 million. How long will it take? 400 years or so (assuming all goes smoothly).
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil's deforestation rates are on the rise again.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
After increasing slightly in 2013, the pace of deforestation has more than doubled in the past six months, according to an analysis of photographs from Brazil’s SAD monitoring system.
Categories: Ecological News

Olympic National Park becoming a magnet for scientific research.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:30
Falling dams and changing climate have drawn a record number of research scientists to Olympic National Park.
Categories: Ecological News

Pitcairn Islands to get world's largest single marine reserve.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
UK government gives go ahead in the 2015 budget to a vast marine protected area in the Pacific that’s home to more than 80 species of fish, coral and algae.
Categories: Ecological News

It’s official: everybody hates the new fracking rules… not.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
The US Bureau of Land Management finally got around to posting its final fracking rules in the Federal Register on Friday, and before the ink was dry on the Intertubes, the American Petroleum Institute fired off a statement of objection.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil's Guanabara Bay is destined for Olympic fame despite industrial waste.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
Rio de Janeiro, South America's most visited destination by international tourists, is gearing up to host the 2016 Olympic Games. The sailing events are to be held in Guanabara Bay, where generations of fisherman have made their livelihood.
Categories: Ecological News

Five ways to celebrate World Water Day.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
Sunday is World Water Day, a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. A new report released ahead of World Water Day warns about a looming shortage, and centers on this year’s theme: water and sustainable development.
Categories: Ecological News

Groundwater contamination a bigger challenge for Indian government.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
Controlling contamination of underground water is a major challenge that authorities in different districts face.
Categories: Ecological News

Sixty percent of sewage remains untreated in Delhi.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
Around 2,225 million litres per day (MLD) of untreated water is either seeping into the ground or being discharged into Yamuna every day as only 40 per cent of sewage is treated in 18 treatment plants in Delhi, an RTI reply reveals.
Categories: Ecological News

Japan, China and S. Korea should overcome history, promote dialogue.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
Contamination of the air with PM2.5 micro particulate matter and other pollutants is a serious problem in China and its negative effects have crossed the borders to reach Japan and South Korea. If Japan helps alleviate China’s air pollution, it will benefit all three countries.
Categories: Ecological News

Action now on Lake Champlain.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
Action in the Vermont House to establish a program for the cleanup of Lake Champlain demonstrates that where the imperative is clear and present, action is possible.
Categories: Ecological News

Author: kids need abundant connection with nature.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Scott Sampson about his book, How to Raise a Wild Child, a field guide for getting kids in touch with nature in a tech-centered world.
Categories: Ecological News