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Occupying the prairie: Tensions rise as tribes move to block a pipeline.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A federal court will hear arguments Wednesday in a suit to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, which the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says threatens water supplies and sacred lands.
Categories: Ecological News

The political crusades targeting national parks for drilling and exploitation.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Hailed as ‘America’s best idea’, the parks are hugely popular with the public but face political efforts to lift federal protection and allow private development.
Categories: Ecological News

Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; at least 38 dead and toll expected to rise.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Rescue workers scrambled to reach survivors across central Italy after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks struck the region, collapsing homes and rattling buildings as far away as Rome and Venice.
Categories: Ecological News

Study: Improperly treated water a 'plausible' cause of skin rashes in Flint.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
People in Flint have been blaming painful itchy rashes on the city’s tap water. Many pinpoint the development of their skin irritation to the city’s switch to the Flint River as its tap water source. Now a panel of experts for the most part agrees.
Categories: Ecological News

Gov. Rick Scott confirms locally transmitted Zika virus case in Pinellas County.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
It’s the first locally-transmitted case of the virus confirmed outside South Florida. Florida Department of Health officials declined to say when or in what part of Pinellas County the case was discovered.
Categories: Ecological News

Dozens of airports across Australia being monitored for toxic foam contamination.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Investigations are continuing into the impact of toxic firefighting chemicals at 36 airports across the country, Airservices Australia says.
Categories: Ecological News

Brain scans of Brazilian babies show array of Zika effects.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The images show that the virus can inflict serious damage to many different parts of the fetal brain beyond microcephaly, the condition of unusually small heads.
Categories: Ecological News

Heartbreaking images of how Zika destroys babies’ brains.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Dramatic brain images show the extent of damage to fetuses whose mothers are infected with Zika virus, especially during the first trimester.
Categories: Ecological News

Images show Zika's destruction of babies' brains.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Missing brain tissue. Deformed spinal cords. Folded skills. The images of Zika's brain destruction are horrifying.
Categories: Ecological News

Exercise boosts brain health, but is there a downside?

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Some research suggests that exercise could impair long-term memory, but a new study allays many of those concerns.
Categories: Ecological News

Uber for couriers: Australian logistics software promises to minimise traffic and emissions.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Delivery vehicles are major greenhouse gas emitters but new software reroutes trucks with real-time data and machine learning.
Categories: Ecological News

Study quantifies haze's role in China's urban heat island effect.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The cities most affected by haze-induced warming were smaller cities in China’s semiarid midwestern and northwestern regions.
Categories: Ecological News

An unconventional cardiologist promotes a high-fat diet.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
British cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra is among a small but increasingly vocal group of doctors in the United States and Britain who are challenging the medical and nutritional orthodoxy around fat, carbohydrates and calories.
Categories: Ecological News

London's biggest air quality experiment sees thousands of pollution monitoring tags given to schools.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Thousands of pollution monitoring tags will be given away to schools and community groups in what aims to be London’s biggest experiment measuring air quality right down to street level.
Categories: Ecological News

Liverpool City Council workers exposed to asbestos.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Liverpool Council is investigating allegations it mishandled three new incidents of asbestos contamination this month, exposing council workers to the substance.
Categories: Ecological News

Puerto Rico officials struggle to translate Zika virus fears into action.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A quarter of the population may have the disease by the end of mosquito season, but efforts to control it have been thwarted by apathy and misinformation.
Categories: Ecological News

NH Supreme Court strikes lead paint expert witness in suit against landlords.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The legal bid by 20 Somali Bantu refugees and Manchester apartment residents to sue their landlord over lead paint contamination took a big hit Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Expect more US Zika virus cases, experts say.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The Zika virus is keeping Florida officials on their toes.
Categories: Ecological News

Flint's tainted water may have led to rashes and hair loss, investigation finds.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A months-long government investigation bolsters claims of residents in Flint, Michigan, that the city’s lead-tainted water led to a breakout of rashes and hair loss for residents.
Categories: Ecological News

Lawsuit filed in East Chicago lead contamination.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A resident of the city's West Calumet Housing Project is suing Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago over exposure to toxic chemicals found in and around her home.
Categories: Ecological News