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Trump's push to ease vehicle emissions rules takes aim at the foundation of California's air pollution fight.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
The Trump administration’s move to shelve aggressive vehicle fuel economy standards raises the possibility of a confrontation over California’s power to set its own stricter emissions rules.
Categories: Ecological News

'Biggest case on the planet' pits kids vs. climate change.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
A pioneering lawsuit against the U.S. government on global warming won the right to a trial. Now Trump wants an appeals court to cancel it.
Categories: Ecological News

20% cut to NIH budget would leave Americans more vulnerable to cancer and other diseases, experts warn.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
A future in which cancers are cured, heart disease prevented and devastating brain disorders reversed may just have gotten a bit more distant.
Categories: Ecological News

Chicago sees progress, challenges in early years of energy efficiency benchmarking.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Large buildings throughout Chicago are getting more efficient, trimming energy costs and reducing emissions, according to recently released data from the city.
Categories: Ecological News

President Trump’s budget request sidelines science.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Funding proposal would downsize EPA, energy, and health agencies, eliminate Chemical Safety Board.
Categories: Ecological News

No, feeding hungry kids and seniors isn't a waste of money.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Justifying steep spending cuts in the Trump administration's proposed budget announced on Thursday, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney lashed out at federal programs that deliver after-school food aid to low-income kids.
Categories: Ecological News

Japanese government liable for negligence in Fukushima disaster.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
A court in Japan has ruled that negligence by the state contributed to the triple meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and awarded significant damages to evacuees.
Categories: Ecological News

Japanese government and utility are found negligent in nuclear disaster.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
The decision, which found that it was “possible to prevent the accident,” was the first time that a court determined that both were responsible for the 2011 meltdowns.
Categories: Ecological News

Thai court dismisses labour abuse suit against chicken farm.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
A Thai court on Friday dismissed a compensation claim by 14 migrant workers from Myanmar who had alleged labour violations at a chicken farm that supplied to the European Union.
Categories: Ecological News

Australia wants to ban unvaccinated children from preschool.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
The government wants 95 per cent of Australian children vaccinated – a level that would stop infectious diseases spreading and protect those who can’t be vaccinated.
Categories: Ecological News

More smoothies, less soda as college athletic departments focus on nutrition.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
On game day, on the road and year-round, the traditionally calorie-heavy and unhealthy diets of athletes are undergoing a metamorphosis.
Categories: Ecological News

Scientists bristle at Trump budget's cuts to research.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Scientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.
Categories: Ecological News

Teachers union rally calls for action on PCBs in Worcester.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
The city teachers' union Thursday continued to put pressure on the School Committee to drop its appeal of a state decision allowing the association to test for potentially hazardous chemicals in two city high schools.
Categories: Ecological News

Making a priority of getting lead out of drinking water in schools.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Lawmakers, advocates argue that mandatory testing of pipes in schools is a critical first step to tackling the problem.
Categories: Ecological News

In the war on science, the EPA is the first casualty.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Out where people live, they like clean air and water. If Republicans gut the EPA budget, they'll find that out.
Categories: Ecological News

New Utah mine lease is the beginning of coal's last gasp.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Clinging to coal as if it were a long-term solution will only set us back in necessary efforts to invest and invent and train for a cleaner, infinite future that will benefit everyone.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA budget cuts put Montana at risk.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Montana has more at risk than most states as the Trump Administration takes aim at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Categories: Ecological News

South Sudan gov't to blame for famine, still buying arms.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
South Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump budget may kill programs chemical, pesticide industry back.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
The White House budget blueprint to shrink the EPA proposes cuts to chemical, pesticide and research programs—such as a screening program for hormonally active chemicals—that companies may want to support, an attorney told Bloomberg BNA.
Categories: Ecological News

Beijing’s new ‘smog police’ detain man for causing air pollution for first time.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Long criticized as toothless, capital’s environmental watchdog finally bares its teeth.
Categories: Ecological News