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US EPA to eliminate Obama's Clean Power Plan.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he'll sign a proposed rule to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-designed plan to meet U.S. obligations under the Paris climate accord.
Categories: Ecological News

Mine to maker: The journey of the world's first Fairtrade African gold – in pictures.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
Photographer Ian Berry takes us from Uganda’s makeshift goldmines to a London jeweller’s, documenting how a Fairtrade programme is helping to end the exploitation, mercury poisoning and treacherous conditions faced by Africa’s small-scale miners.
Categories: Ecological News

Australia Defence could face three separate class action cases over toxic pollution at air bases.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
The Federal Government could face compensation claims after the Department of Defence admitted it was slow to warn people about groundwater contamination from Army air bases.
Categories: Ecological News

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
The company pledges its products will be free from ingredients tainted with the controversial herbicide after a survey found traces in its European ice-creams.
Categories: Ecological News

Government and Tepco ordered to pay ¥500 million in damages for Fukushima disaster.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
A court on Tuesday ordered the state and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to pay a total of about ¥500 million in damages for the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Categories: Ecological News

Homes near Wolverine dump in West Michigan to get whole-house water filters.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
Wolverine World Wide has agreed to install drinking water filtration systems on the main line entering some homes polluted by chemicals from the company's decades-old House Street tannery waste dump site in Plainfield Township.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday his agency's plans to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, the sweeping Obama-era rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

Here’s one more reason to be scared of cheap sushi.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
A new federal report warns that imported fish often contains dangerous drug residue.
Categories: Ecological News

Reporting on the world’s most controversial farm chemical.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
Veteran journalist Carey Gillam’s new book sheds light on the ongoing battle over glyphosate, the nation's most commonly used herbicide.
Categories: Ecological News

Questions continue over local defence base contamination.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
Possible contamination at local naval bases HMAS Albatross,  HMAS Creswell and the Jervis Bay Range Facility are back in the spotlight.
Categories: Ecological News

Local cancer survivor speaks out against Trump's EPA nominee.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
Trevor Schaefer, first made headlines when "Trevor's Law" was adopted last year as a part of Congress' overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Categories: Ecological News

Maine will suffer from EPA chief's pro-coal stand.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
A warming climate and polluted air are all we have to gain from keeping dirty power plants running.
Categories: Ecological News

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.
Categories: Ecological News

Puerto Ricans still desperate for water weeks after Hurricane Maria.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
Half of the island’s residents have no access to clean drinking water.
Categories: Ecological News

Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.
Categories: Ecological News

These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:30
A federal agency in the United States took action last month to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardants from being added to a wide variety of consumer products. It’s a first for the U.S. — and it could be done in Canada too.
Categories: Ecological News

Wolverine dump chemicals found in water wells across U.S. 131.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
Unsafe levels of hazardous chemicals from a decades-old Wolverine World Wide dump site near Belmont have been confirmed in private residential drinking water wells in an expanded testing area southeast of U.S. 131.
Categories: Ecological News

Breaking: E.P.A. announces repeal of major Obama-era emissions rule.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
The Trump administration announced Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Categories: Ecological News

NSW to approve coalmine blocked by courts for polluting Sydney's drinking water.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
State energy minister Don Harwin says mine that supplies Lithgow’s Mount Piper power station is ‘vital for energy security and affordability.’
Categories: Ecological News

School food hero Betti Wiggins takes on Houston’s public schools.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
The veteran nutrition director who reformed Detroit's school food takes on a new challenge in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Categories: Ecological News