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Senate to weigh key EPA nominees with close ties to chemical, fossil fuels industries.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
One founded a consulting group that has produced research for chemical companies showing little or no human health risks for their products.
Categories: Ecological News

It is time to transform, not just rebuild, in Puerto Rico.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
Puerto Rico's new infrastructure, particularly in a context of growing environmental threats related to climate change, cannot be built on a foundation of austerity.
Categories: Ecological News

European Parliament rejects endocrine disruptor criteria.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
The European Parliament has vetoed the European Commission's proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in biocides and pesticides, asking it to come up with a new proposal "without delay."
Categories: Ecological News

How the benzene tree polluted the world.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
The organic compounds that enabled industrialization have unintended, long-lasting consequences for the planet’s life.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump to Puerto Rico: Your hurricane isn’t a “real catastrophe” like Katrina.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
And it’s “throwing our budget a little out of whack.”
Categories: Ecological News

The Trump administration doesn't care about our air.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
An asthmatic child struggling to breathe on a hot summer day in Baltimore could be the victim of a coal plant in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or another upwind state.
Categories: Ecological News

A lack of action on climate change is putting people's lives at risk.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
In the 2014 Melbourne heatwave, 167 people died. Emergency departments can’t deal with this problem alone.
Categories: Ecological News

Perry at Trump's hotel: 'Coal is fighting back.'

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
Energy Secretary Rick Perry told mining executives at a private meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Washington today that coal is "fighting back" and burning "cleaner than ever before."
Categories: Ecological News

Disappointment and hope in Perry's Texas.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
Count the power sector in Rick Perry's home state among those unimpressed with the Energy secretary's proposal to redefine competitive markets.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump administration plans to delay methane controls on oil, gas.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
The U.S. Interior Department this week will try again to delay parts of an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, a rule Congress upheld earlier in the year, a document showed on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

6 big climate meetings on Pruitt's calendar.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's calendar - made public by American Oversight - offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Trump administration's early moves on climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto Bayer merger held up in EU over glyphosate hearing.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
Monsanto, the controversial US agrochemical company, has kicked up some fresh drama in Europe.
Categories: Ecological News

Fukushima operator can restart nuclear reactors at world's biggest plant.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been given initial approval to restart reactors at another atomic facility, marking the first step towards the firm’s return to nuclear power generation more than six years after the March 2011 triple meltdown.
Categories: Ecological News

Goodbye - and good riddance - to livestock farming.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:30
The suffering inherent in mass meat production can't be justified. And as the artificial meat industry grows, the last argument for farming animals has now collapsed.
Categories: Ecological News

MEPs block Commission from widening endocrine disruptor definition.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:30
MEPs today blocked a Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals from being identified as endocrine disruptors due to wider criteria.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution and stress at home combine to spur more hyperactivity.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:30
Breathing dirty air and living in stress combine to increase the likelihood NYC kids will have a behavior disorder.
Categories: Ecological News

Trading old hazards for new?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:30
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?
Categories: Ecological News

Hindu festival chokes Indian waterways with flowers and idol debris.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:30
Sections of a major river in Delhi are choking with plastic, flowers and debris after an annual Hindu festival in which hundreds of idols were immersed in Indian waterways.
Categories: Ecological News

Milwaukee is showing how urban gardening can heal a city.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:30
The city is taking on hunger, poverty, and blight through a vibrant network of urban ag efforts and more farmers’ markets per capita than any other U.S. city.
Categories: Ecological News

Slow and steady, a tortoise is winning its race with extinction.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:30
The Burmese Star Tortoise was called functionally extinct by ecologists, but a captive breeding program in Myanmar has saved them, a study says.
Categories: Ecological News