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The next Big One.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
New Orleans has built the infrastructure to protect itself from hurricanes, but can it win the battle against rising seas?
Categories: Ecological News

Tianjin blast exposes the dangerous proximity of toxic chemicals in China.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
The warehouse in Tianjin that exploded on Aug. 12 was one of many buildings across China that store toxic chemicals near residential areas, in violation of safety regulations, according to a review of satellite imagery and public records.
Categories: Ecological News

Making a living on the bayou after a decade of disasters.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
If it isn't the hurricanes, it's the oil spill: Those in the fishing industry are in a state of perpetual recovery.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil’s illegal loggers downscale to avoid satellite detection | Environment., Brazil’s illegal loggers downscale to avoid satellite detection.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
Brazil’s drive to nip illicit tree-felling in the bud has shifted the nature of the problem, according to researchers.
Categories: Ecological News

Bury excess plutonium, don't turn it into fuel, study says.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
A team of experts has confirmed what the Energy Department has been saying for two years — that burying 34 tons of weapons-grade plutonium would be far cheaper and more practical than completing a multibillion-dollar plant that would turn the radioactive material into commercial reactor fuel.
Categories: Ecological News

10 foods to avoid while pregnant.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
Getting the right kind of nutrition during pregnancy is crucial for the baby's health. Eating the wrong kinds of foods may pose serious health risk to both the expectant mother and child.
Categories: Ecological News

The FDA is basically approving everything. Here's the data to prove it.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
Remember when the FDA rejected drugs? We just got treated to a whole lot of drama this week as to whether Addyi, a drug to boost women’s libidos, would be approved. But based on the data, that approval was probably a foregone conclusion.
Categories: Ecological News

Ottawa mother of 7 abandons anti-vaxxer views as kids hit with whooping cough.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
It was “the kind of cough that stops a parent’s heart,” says Tara Hills, who has seven children and has heard them cough many times before.
Categories: Ecological News

Here’s where every single presidential candidate stands on Keystone — except Hillary Clinton.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
Rumor has it that President Obama will officially reject the Keystone XL pipeline in the coming weeks. But whatever he decides, you can be sure the issue won’t go away. All of the presidential candidates will keep on talking about it. Well, all of them except the one who’s been avoiding the topic like Ebola. Here’s where the other candidates stand:
Categories: Ecological News

EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
Internal documents released late Friday show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an abandoned mine that could release "large volumes" of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals.
Categories: Ecological News

An arugula-growing farmer feeds a culinary revolution in Cuba.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
Like all homestead stories, Fernando Funes Monzote’s starts with an epic battle against harsh elements and long odds.
Categories: Ecological News

1955 Standard Oil refinery blast sounded like 'end of the world'.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
The deafening explosion crushed nearby houses, broke windows miles away and hurtled steel fragments into nearby homes. The fireball spawned a towering mushroom cloud visible for 30 miles.
Categories: Ecological News

Daniel Yergin: The power revolutions.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
Natural gas, solar power and data-driven efficiency are making big gains, but history shows that the shift away from coal and oil won’t be fast or neat.
Categories: Ecological News

Five myths about wildfires.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:30
Northern California’s burning. Oregon’s ablaze. Three firefighters died in Washington on Wednesday while trying to keep flames from razing the entire town of Twisp. With weeks of fire season still to go, the federal government has already spent more than $800 million trying to extinguish blazes that promise to rival history’s worst in terms of size, destructiveness and cost.
Categories: Ecological News

Minneapolis gets trashed.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:30
How a unique energy project helped remake the trendiest neighborhood in the Twin Cities—and reimagined the future of urban sustainability.
Categories: Ecological News

A river runs yellow.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:30
Colorado’s Animas River may be returning to its natural hue, but it is the trout that will indicate how lasting the damage will prove to be.
Categories: Ecological News

Severity of algae in Iowa lakes is on the rise.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:30
People, pets, and livestock coming into contact with or ingesting toxins produced by cyanobacteria are at risk to symptoms including skin rashes, gastrointestinal issues and, in high doses, liver failure.
Categories: Ecological News

Pennsylvania family dealing with water contamination linked to fracking industry.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:30
The Chichura family has flammable well water, most likely due to a fracking job gone wrong in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna County.
Categories: Ecological News

What will it take to get climate change on the Republican agenda?

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:30
An entrepreneur plans to find out by spending $175 million with the aim of encouraging Republican politicians to address climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Organic food starts to prove its worth.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:30
Scientists are finding benefits for the environment and possibly human health.
Categories: Ecological News