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Mixed smoke signals on e-cigarettes.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
Two major new studies send seemingly conflicting messages about whether e-cigarettes help people quit smoking or are a path right back to the habit.
Categories: Ecological News

There is poop in basically all hamburger meat.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
But there's less bacteria—and way fewer antibiotic-resistant strains—in grass-fed beef than convetional, Consumer Reports finds.
Categories: Ecological News

Middle East conflict 'drastically altered' air pollution levels in region.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
The rise of Isis led to substantial decrease in NO2 emissions in Baghdad and central Iraq since 2013, say researchers, with similar trends seen in Egypt and Syria.
Categories: Ecological News

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
15 researchers and volunteers set out a month ago from San Francisco to study plastic waste as part of the "Mega Expedition," a major step in the effort to eventually clean up what's known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Categories: Ecological News

How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans).

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
Paul Dobbins' farm needs no pesticides, fertilizer, land, or water — we just have to learn to love seaweed.
Categories: Ecological News

China capital to move more polluting industry to heavily polluted Hebei.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
China's capital Beijing will relocate more of its polluting industries into the already smog-hit neighboring province of Hebei.
Categories: Ecological News

Adapting to air pollution with clean air stands in China.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
Much like a bus stop, the proposed structure (called City Air Purification System) provides clean air flow to create a cocoon around bystanders.
Categories: Ecological News

Cesium contamination persists in ocean floor near Fukushima Daiichi site.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
A fraction of the radioactive cesium released during Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in 2011 was deposited on the nearby seafloor.
Categories: Ecological News

Nuclear waste taints St. Louis suburb.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
Radioactive contamination has been discovered at three residential properties in the St. Louis area, adding fuel to a long-running controversy about how much damage was done to the environment there decades ago.
Categories: Ecological News

Carter Carburetor, industrial powerhouse-turned-environmental nightmare, finally coming down.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
The Carter Carburetor factory in north St. Louis is a hollow, windowless sentinel standing guard over toxic contamination that has bled down to bedrock.
Categories: Ecological News

Contest pursues solution to algae.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
Calling all entrepreneurs: If you have what it takes to stop the world’s growing algae menace, you could win $10 million.
Categories: Ecological News

Feds release extra water to save Klamath salmon from disease.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
With water scarce in Northern California's Klamath Basin, a federal agency is again releasing cool, clean water into the Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.
Categories: Ecological News

Indigenous tribe opposes hydropower projects in Tawang.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
An indigenous tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, the Monpa, fears its religious and cultural sites will be affected by 15 hydroelectric projects.
Categories: Ecological News

The drought's hidden victim: California's native fish.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
If the drought drags on for another year or two, wild populations of some of the state's most prized fish are likely to vanish.
Categories: Ecological News

'Water wars are a myth': Expert says many governments eager to cooperate.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
While water is fundamental to development and national security and can contribute to hostile situations, "very few" disagreements have led to conflict, said Therese Sjomander Magnusson of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
Categories: Ecological News

Will new EU regulations make 25 of England's cleanest beaches 'unfit for swimming' overnight?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
when tourists return to 25 of England’s beaches next year, they are likely to be confronted with signs advising them to stay out of the water - even though the seas are cleaner than ever.
Categories: Ecological News

British Columbia hopes to soothe Alaskans’ mining concerns after Mount Polley spill.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
British Columbia’s mines minister says he’s aiming to ease Alaska residents’ fears that their region could be harmed by a disaster similar to the Mount Polley accident in the province’s Interior.
Categories: Ecological News

'Bears Ears’ latest battleground in Utah monument fight.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
The heated debate over the size and strength of potential protections for this landscape of juniper forests and sinuous canyons has reached a critical phase.
Categories: Ecological News

How safe is your ground beef?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
If you don’t know how the ground beef you eat was raised, you may be putting yourself at higher risk of illness from dangerous bacteria. Are you okay with that?
Categories: Ecological News

Study finds surprising byproduct of Middle Eastern conflicts: Cleaner air.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:30
A paper published in the journal Science found that Middle Eastern cities involved in wars or other crises showed fewer pollutants in the air.
Categories: Ecological News
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