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Can Frankenstein cows cure human disease?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
Agro-tech could yield remarkable cures.
Categories: Ecological News

More US adults are drinking, and more heavily.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
Women and minorities are among the groups that saw the largest increase in a survey of alcohol use.
Categories: Ecological News

McDonald’s requests injunction against consumer agency’s probe report.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
McDonald’s Korea has asked the local court to block the release of results from a consumer group’s analysis of hamburgers being sold at fast-food chains and convenience stores in Korea.
Categories: Ecological News

Acid rain battle must be continued.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
Why should New Yorkers care about what's going on in Maryland? Because what affects Maryland also is affecting the state's vast Adirondack Park.
Categories: Ecological News

We’re choking on smoke in Seattle.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
The city’s brown skies feel like a preview of what’s to come for everyone if we don’t address climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Indigenous women: Defending the environment in Latin America.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
We recognize the strong leadership of indigenous women who have stood at the front lines of many of these achievements and celebrate the indigenous communities that have defended their lands from mega-projects.
Categories: Ecological News

As Hilcorp plans to drill in Arctic waters, a troubling trail of violations surfaces.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
An Alaska regulator described the oil and gas company’s 'disregard for regulatory compliance' as 'inexcusable.'
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto continued selling PCBs for years despite knowing health risks, archives reveal.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
Company refutes legal analysis of documents suggesting it ignored risk to human health and environment long after pollutants’ lethal effects were known.
Categories: Ecological News

No guarantees: Sudies shed new light on the edc potential of BPA & BPS., Studies shed new light on the EDC potential of BPA & BPS.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
While bisphenol A is a known endocrine-disrupting compound (EDC), its substitute bisphenol S has been shown to be worrisome as well. Three new studies add more evidence that exposure to these EDCs early in life will likely lead to serious health issues later in life.
Categories: Ecological News

California’s plan to tackle a carcinogen widespread in water.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
Decades after declaring 1,2,3-TCP a carcinogen, California is finally regulating the toxic. But the cost of remediation will be high and communities are turning toward litigation to pay for water treatment.
Categories: Ecological News

This beast kills at least 500,000 people a year. A Penn scientist is trying to stop it.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
In the fight against Zika, malaria, and other mosquito-borne killers, the answer could lie with the insect's immune system.
Categories: Ecological News

CMU chemical promises to rid 99 percent of BPA from wastewater.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:30
Terry Collins will tell you BPA is a scary compound. It's a chemical that's used to manufacture plastics, and more than 6 billion pounds of it are produced every year.
Categories: Ecological News

L.A. to make sure air filters are being installed in homes near freeways.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered Los Angeles building inspectors to begin tracking whether required air filtration systems are being installed in new homes near freeways, officials said Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Hanford: Plutonium found in air samples near public highway.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
An internal Hanford memo obtained by the KING 5 Investigators reveals radioactive contamination was found in air samples taken on June 8 on a public highway bordering the site.
Categories: Ecological News

Minnesota health advocates praise increased social cost of carbon.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Public health advocates say Minnesota utility regulators’ decision last month to increase the social cost of carbon will be important for dealing with the negative health impacts of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Lakes are being a-salted.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
In a new study, researchers show that across the United States and Canada, thousands of lakes are at risk of becoming dangerously saline.
Categories: Ecological News

Scott Pruitt embraces industry-backed chemical approval process under the guise of public safety.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Environmental experts worry the new process will favor industry preference over public health.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto was its own ghostwriter for some safety reviews.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Academic papers vindicating its Roundup herbicide were written with the help of its employees.
Categories: Ecological News

NJ leads nation with plan to curb two toxic chemicals in drinking water.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
The Department of Environmental Protection announces new proposed maximum contaminant limits for two likely carcinogens, PFNA and TCP.
Categories: Ecological News

US lawmakers seek missing information in review of Monsanto weedkiller.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
The chairman of a congressional committee has asked the U.S. National Institutes of Health to explain why its National Cancer Institute failed to publish data that showed no links between glyphosate and cancer.
Categories: Ecological News