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Intolerable negligence.

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 19:30
The heatwave in Karachi has now claimed over 1,240 lives, with a miserably inadequate response from the government. The mortuaries have been running out of space for the dead and have not been functioning properly due to the energy crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

Is Arctic oil a losing gamble?

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 19:30
Eighty-three billion barrels: That’s how much oil could be present in the Arctic, according to a high-profile U.S. geological survey report released in 2008. But the wave of excitement from the report is now receding, as some harsh realities sink in.
Categories: Ecological News

Beyond the Headlines.

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 19:30
In this week’s trip beyond the headlines, Peter Dykstra tells host Steve Curwood how the U.S. Open went green by opting for brown grass and shares a positive benchmark for the Hudson River. He also takes a look back at some powerful journalism that predicted Hurricane Katrina’s damage three years before ‘The Big One’ hit New Orleans.
Categories: Ecological News

Smithsonian will tighten its guidelines on disclosure.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
The Smithsonian Institution said Friday it would adopt tighter procedures to govern conflicts of interest involving its researchers, the latest development in a widening national discussion of scientific integrity.
Categories: Ecological News

Video: Bill Maher Interviews EPA Chief Gina McCarthy.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
Bill Maher and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discuss the Pope’s recent encyclical on the environment.
Categories: Ecological News

Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
Much of the world’s electronic waste ends up in Vietnam — not only cell phones, computers, printers and TVs, but also items many people may not think of when they consider e-waste, such as washing machines, microwaves and fans.
Categories: Ecological News

How Pakistan and India can prevent future heat wave fatalities.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
The 1.4 billion people of India and Pakistan are no strangers to long periods of sizzlingly hot and humid weather at this time of year. The average daily high temperature in Delhi in the month of May is 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
Categories: Ecological News

Imperial Oil, BP delay Beaufort Sea drilling plans indefinitely.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
Imperial Oil and BP have delayed plans to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea off the Northwest Territories.
Categories: Ecological News

California drought: Rebates for ripping up lawns.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
In drought-punished Southern California, with the unceremonious push of a steely sodbuster, another lawn bites the dust.
Categories: Ecological News

Indian coal giant Adani may junk $16b Australian project.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
The Adani Group is likely to withdraw from the $16-billion (Rs 1,00,000-crore) Australian coal mining project, touted as the world's largest, due to concerns over softening international coal prices, relentless attacks by environmentalists and delay in regulatory clearances, risking India's largest FDI in Australia.
Categories: Ecological News

Delhi air has high doses of most toxic pollutant.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
Delhi's air pollution levels are among the worst in the world but new research is pointing at something even more worrying.
Categories: Ecological News

TCEQ-funded ozone research under scrutiny.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
Texas environmental officials are paying consulting firms more than $2.6 million for research bolstering the argument that tightening the ozone standard would cost Texans billions annually and have little to no impact on public health, records show.
Categories: Ecological News

Duke Energy: Looking for payback.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
Two years after getting prosecuted under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the energy giant takes aim at the law itself.
Categories: Ecological News

Clean water rule protects health.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army finalized a rule recently under the Clean Water Act to continue to protect the streams and wetlands we rely on for our health, our economy and our way of life. One in three Americans gets drinking water from streams and wetlands that lacked clear protection from pollution — and this rule helps fix the problem.
Categories: Ecological News

A call to action on air quality in Michigan.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
I did not become active in energy politics until I saw the devastating effects of energy pollution first-hand, when I lost my 14-year-old granddaughter, Ariana. Now I only wish I had known sooner.
Categories: Ecological News

Republicans fear victory for health care could pave way for education, environment.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
The Supreme Court’s decision to preserve Obamacare subsidies has drawn sharp rebukes from Republican Presidential hopefuls, who warn that the victory for health care might eventually pave the way for similar advances in education and the environment.
Categories: Ecological News

California called BPA as it saw it.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 19:30
With a mission to protect human health through scientific evaluation of risks, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is committed to the highest standards of scientific integrity.
Categories: Ecological News

Save Wildlife, Save Yourself?

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
Everyone knows that keeping our forests and grasslands full of wolves, bald eagles and honeybees is good for the environment. But could protecting animals and preserving ecosystems also help people not catch Lyme disease or West Nile virus?
Categories: Ecological News

$160 million cleanup ordered at coal-burning, pollution-spewing Four Corners power plant.

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
One of the dirtiest coal-burning power plants in the country will be required to upgrade pollution controls, cutting thousands of tons of harmful sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation.

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
California lawmakers on Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination requirements in the nation, moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs.
Categories: Ecological News