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NYC air pollution at all-time low, data reveals.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
New Yorkers can breathe a little easier — air pollution in the city is at the lowest level ever recorded, new data from the city Health Department shows.
Categories: Ecological News

Essay: Why poverty is like a disease.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.
Categories: Ecological News

Why the menace of mosquitoes will only get worse.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika.
Categories: Ecological News

Antidepressants not as harmful during pregnancy as previously thought, a new study shows.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
A study of 1.6 million children found no increased risk of autism or ADHD from antidepressants during pregnancy.
Categories: Ecological News

Malawi cracks down on food smugglers seeking more profit.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Malawi has tightened its border controls to stop profiteers smuggling much-needed maize out of the country in search of higher prices.
Categories: Ecological News

FERC's environmental justice, climate review scrutinized.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Energy regulators' review process for natural gas pipelines went under the microscope in federal court on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Retired miners lament Trump's silence on imperiled health plan.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits will end.
Categories: Ecological News

De Blasio backs plan to lift base price of pack of cigarettes to $13.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
New York’s mayor also vowed to reduce the number of stores selling tobacco products, embracing a public health movement associated with his predecessor.
Categories: Ecological News

The March for Science could save lives.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Lessons from a new Ebola study underscore the importance of funding research.
Categories: Ecological News

A focus on health to resolve urban ills.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Discrimination, poverty, inequality and violence create unbearable stress, and stress kills. Relieving all of them saves lives and cities.
Categories: Ecological News

The town where mercury still rises.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Forty years after the discovery of mercury poisoning in a small Canadian town, children there continue to suffer its effects.
Categories: Ecological News

Trillions of plastic bits, swept up by current, are littering Arctic waters.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
The world’s oceans are littered with trillions of pieces of plastic - bottles, bags, toys, fishing nets and more, mostly in tiny particles - and now this seaborne junk is making its way into the Arctic.
Categories: Ecological News

Fishermen reflect on BP oil spill impact.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
The Deepwater Horizon disaster had an immediate negative impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast tourism. But the greater long-term damage, according to some, happened to the Coast's fishing industry.
Categories: Ecological News

Some Missouri residents near radioactive waste site, landfill seek buyouts.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Two landfills have long been a concern for residents of Bridgeton, in northwestern St. Louis County.
Categories: Ecological News

Air pollution linked to year-round runny noses.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered a direct biological and molecular association between air pollution and chronic nasal symptoms.
Categories: Ecological News

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change will fuel terrorism recruitment, report for German foreign office says.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Climate change will fuel acts of terrorism and strengthen recruiting efforts by terrorist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, a report commissioned by the German foreign office has found.
Categories: Ecological News

Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency and with speed."
Categories: Ecological News

Princess Cruises sentenced to pay $40 million fine for pollution scheme.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
Princess Cruises, owned by Doral-based parent company Carnival Corp., was sentenced to a $40 million penalty Wednesday for illegally dumping oily water overboard and falsifying official logs to hide the damage.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution is killing our children. Here’s how we can save them.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:30
The impact of diesel particulates and nitrogen oxides on our health has reached catastrophic levels. My bill will make the right to clean air a reality.
Categories: Ecological News