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Ecuadorians ask international court to open criminal investigation of Chevron CEO.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
A group representing some 30,000 Indians and other inhabitants of Ecuador's Amazon region who are affected by oil pollution have requested that the International Criminal Court open a criminal investigation of Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson.
Categories: Ecological News

Diwali leaves denizens of Delhi gasping for breath.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Diwali has left the Capital gasping for breath with the city recording nine times higher air pollution level than normal. The Meteorology Department has cautioned that Delhiites will have to fight the increased air pollution level over the weekend too.
Categories: Ecological News

Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Japan warned on Friday that a volcano in southern Japan located roughly 64 km from a nuclear plant was showing signs of increased activity that could possibly lead to a small-scale eruption and warned people to stay away from the summit.
Categories: Ecological News

Appeals court clears way for start of EPA's cross-state rule.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Federal appellate judges greenlighted yesterday U.S. EPA's implementation of a program to curb air pollution that drifts between states. The order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit comes after the Supreme Court upheld many aspects of the program in April.
Categories: Ecological News

Pragmatism on climate change trumps politics at local level across U.S.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Many politicians at the national level still steer clear of the politically charged topic of climate change. But in communities across the country where the effects are lapping at the doorsteps of residents, pragmatism often trumps politics, and candidates as well as elected officials across the political spectrum are embracing the issue.
Categories: Ecological News

Unsafe groundwater only adds to California drought misery.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
With surface water supplies decimated from the ongoing drought, more Californians are forced to use groundwater. But groundwater is unsafe for nearly 800,000 residents, according to the state's water resources control board.
Categories: Ecological News

E.U. greenhouse gas deal falls short of expectations.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The deal reached early Friday by the European Union to cap its greenhouse gas emissions was meant to increase pressure on the rest of the world to achieve a landmark accord on climate protection next year, the bloc’s leaders said. But environmentalists said the agreement amounted to a weak compromise.
Categories: Ecological News

Indonesia to clamp down on coal mine pollution.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Out of the jungles of East Borneo in Indonesia comes the fire that fuels Asia’s burgeoning economies: coal. Miners dig deep, open pits, clearing forests and farmlands to extract coal from thick, black seams, which is then crushed and loaded onto trucks and barges for shipment to China, India, Japan and other destinations in Asia.
Categories: Ecological News

Deaths of tiny clams in Galveston Bay may portend problems.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Scientists are finding fewer rangia clams in a northeast inlet of Galveston Bay, suggesting that not enough fresh water is flowing from the Trinity River to protect the ecological health of a drought-plagued state's most bountiful estuary.
Categories: Ecological News

As Brazilians head to the polls, what does it mean for green?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The good news about the Brazilian presidential elections is that both incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aécio Neves have formally committed themselves to building a low-carbon economy. The bad news is they haven’t said a whole lot yet about how they intend to get there.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking companies using benzene in drilling.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Some oil and gas drillers are using benzene, which can cause cancer, in the mix of water and chemicals they shoot underground to free trapped hydrocarbons from shale rock, an environmental watchdog group said today. Benzene isn’t banned in hydraulic fracturing, although diesel is restricted.
Categories: Ecological News

Blocked on Keystone XL, oil-sands industry looks east.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The oil-sands industry in Alberta has a problem: It's capable of producing more oil than it can get to market. It has tried building new pipelines south into the U.S. – the Keystone XL project – and west to B.C. But both projects are stalled. Now a battle is heating up over the latest proposal: a 2,858-mile-long pipeline to Canada's east coast.
Categories: Ecological News

Cape Cod studies seek link between breast cancer, septic systems.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
As advances continue in the detection and treatment of breast cancer, some argue that more investigation is needed into the root causes of the disease.
Categories: Ecological News

Cuomo and Christie order strict Ebola quarantines .

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered quarantines for all people entering the country through two area airports if they had direct contact with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Categories: Ecological News

The Green party surge – and why it’s coming from Bristol and all points west.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Polls this week put the Greens on 8%, overtaking the Lib Dems for the first time in a decade and providing a clear challenge to Ukip in the east. Bristol is the home not just of a thriving Green party, but such campaigning organisations as the Soil Association and the green-leaning transport group SusTrans.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution from cars and factories ‘may cause autism’.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Medical experts claim that children exposed to pollutant fumes in the womb or during the first two years of life are up to twice as likely to develop ­autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to growing research that has found a link between air pollution and ASD.
Categories: Ecological News

Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you're over 60).

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found. Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a “significantly” better ability to recall memories of events than those who do not drink at all or who drink a lot more, according to scientists.
Categories: Ecological News

Cancer-killing stem cells engineered in lab.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. In experiments on mice, the stem cells were genetically engineered to produce and secrete toxins which kill brain tumours, without killing normal cells or themselves.
Categories: Ecological News

First Ebola case in New York, but city was well-prepared.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
New York City has been rigorously preparing for a potential Ebola case, so the diagnosis Thursday of a doctor who recently returned from Africa does not appear to have caught the city off-guard.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola in spotlight in Washington and New York.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The dangers confronting health-care workers who treat Ebola patients took center stage Friday in the nation's capital and in America's largest city.
Categories: Ecological News
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