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Heartbreaking images of how Zika destroys babies’ brains.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Dramatic brain images show the extent of damage to fetuses whose mothers are infected with Zika virus, especially during the first trimester.
Categories: Ecological News

Images show Zika's destruction of babies' brains.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Missing brain tissue. Deformed spinal cords. Folded skills. The images of Zika's brain destruction are horrifying.
Categories: Ecological News

Exercise boosts brain health, but is there a downside?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Some research suggests that exercise could impair long-term memory, but a new study allays many of those concerns.
Categories: Ecological News

Uber for couriers: Australian logistics software promises to minimise traffic and emissions.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Delivery vehicles are major greenhouse gas emitters but new software reroutes trucks with real-time data and machine learning.
Categories: Ecological News

Study quantifies haze's role in China's urban heat island effect.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The cities most affected by haze-induced warming were smaller cities in China’s semiarid midwestern and northwestern regions.
Categories: Ecological News

An unconventional cardiologist promotes a high-fat diet.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
British cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra is among a small but increasingly vocal group of doctors in the United States and Britain who are challenging the medical and nutritional orthodoxy around fat, carbohydrates and calories.
Categories: Ecological News

London's biggest air quality experiment sees thousands of pollution monitoring tags given to schools.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Thousands of pollution monitoring tags will be given away to schools and community groups in what aims to be London’s biggest experiment measuring air quality right down to street level.
Categories: Ecological News

Liverpool City Council workers exposed to asbestos.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Liverpool Council is investigating allegations it mishandled three new incidents of asbestos contamination this month, exposing council workers to the substance.
Categories: Ecological News

Puerto Rico officials struggle to translate Zika virus fears into action.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A quarter of the population may have the disease by the end of mosquito season, but efforts to control it have been thwarted by apathy and misinformation.
Categories: Ecological News

NH Supreme Court strikes lead paint expert witness in suit against landlords.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The legal bid by 20 Somali Bantu refugees and Manchester apartment residents to sue their landlord over lead paint contamination took a big hit Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Expect more US Zika virus cases, experts say.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The Zika virus is keeping Florida officials on their toes.
Categories: Ecological News

Flint's tainted water may have led to rashes and hair loss, investigation finds.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A months-long government investigation bolsters claims of residents in Flint, Michigan, that the city’s lead-tainted water led to a breakout of rashes and hair loss for residents.
Categories: Ecological News

Lawsuit filed in East Chicago lead contamination.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A resident of the city's West Calumet Housing Project is suing Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago over exposure to toxic chemicals found in and around her home.
Categories: Ecological News

New Zika outbreak found in Florida's St. Petersburg.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Florida's got a third outbreak of Zika virus, this one on the Gulf coast, state officials said Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

China's soil plan needs strong support.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The government must accompany its action plan on soil quality with effective laws and remediation measures.
Categories: Ecological News

UK public overwhelmingly backs EU rules to protect bees and nature

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:09
They may have wanted to leave Europe behind but Brexiteers still want the same - if not higher levels of environmental protection - for the UK's wild bee populations and natural wild places says a new report commissioned by Friends of the Earth and published today
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil's Olympic triumph - don't mention the genocide!

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:48
In the thick of the Olympic frenzy, one voice that was systematically excluded from mainstream narratives is that of Brazil's Indigenous Peoples, writes Lewis Evans, who have fought to survive through centuries of dehumanisation, theft and genocide. And now they face a fresh attack as a proposed constitutional change, PEC 215, threatens a new round of indigenous land theft.
Categories: Ecological News

The hydrogen economy is much nearer than we think

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:44
Hydrogen made from renewable electricity is already fuelling vehicles at affordable prices, writes DAVID THORPE. But now the 'green' fuel is set to go from niche to mainstream - powering not just cars, trucks and buses, but storing surplus renewable energy on sunny and windy days, then to be burnt in gas turbines or fuel cells to supply the grid with reliable power on demand.
Categories: Ecological News

Selecting the right house plant could improve indoor air

ENN Pollution - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:00
Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of "sick building syndrome." But researchers report that surrounding oneself with certain house plants could combat the potentially harmful effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a main category of these pollutants. Interestingly, they found that certain plants are better at removing particular harmful compounds from the air, suggesting that, with the right plant, indoor air could become cleaner and safer. The researchers are presenting their work today at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS, the world's largest scientific society, is holding the meeting here through Thursday. It features more than 9,000 presentations on a wide range of science topics. A brand-new animation on the research is available at http://bit.ly/ACSindoorairpollution."Buildings, whether new or old, can have high levels of VOCs in them, sometimes so high that you can smell them," says Vadoud Niri, Ph.D., leader of the study. 
Categories: Ecological News

Selecting the right house plant could improve indoor air

ENN Health - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:00
Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of "sick building syndrome." But researchers report that surrounding oneself with certain house plants could combat the potentially harmful effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a main category of these pollutants. Interestingly, they found that certain plants are better at removing particular harmful compounds from the air, suggesting that, with the right plant, indoor air could become cleaner and safer. The researchers are presenting their work today at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS, the world's largest scientific society, is holding the meeting here through Thursday. It features more than 9,000 presentations on a wide range of science topics. A brand-new animation on the research is available at http://bit.ly/ACSindoorairpollution."Buildings, whether new or old, can have high levels of VOCs in them, sometimes so high that you can smell them," says Vadoud Niri, Ph.D., leader of the study. 
Categories: Ecological News
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