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Officials: Flint will remain with KWA.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday an agreement that will allow the city to move forward with a plan to join the new Karegnondi Water Authority.
Categories: Ecological News

122 degrees: Palm Springs breaks record — and it could get hotter.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The potent heat wave blistering Southern California triggered a red flag warning for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties and a plea by public utilities for consumers to save energy.
Categories: Ecological News

Minnesota's air quality: What you need to know.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued a few air quality warnings already for 2016. Tom Weber talked with two guests about what that means, and whether we're likely to see more.
Categories: Ecological News

Trial opens in 2012 offshore fire, explosion on Black Elk platform.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Jury selection began Monday for what is expected to be a lengthy and complex trial arising from lawsuits over an offshore oil platform explosion and fire that killed three workers off Louisiana’s coast in November 2012.
Categories: Ecological News

Flint to get water from Lake Huron as soon as system ready.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Flint will get water from the Karegnondi Water Authority as soon as that system is ready, the mayor said Tuesday, even though she had threatened to break an agreement to join the system in the aftermath of the Michigan city's lead-tainted water crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

Angry residents challenge inconclusive air pollution study in North Portland.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
A $375,000 study has not yet found the source of odors in North Portland, and it found air pollution no higher than levels detected at another monitoring station nearby, state regulators reported on Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

California utility to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power reactors by 2025.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Pacific Gas & Electric said it would replace the nuclear power with renewable energy projects and energy efficiency initiatives.
Categories: Ecological News

How the San Bruno trial could help PG&E.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Even a guilty verdict could help PG&E — by finally putting San Bruno behind it.
Categories: Ecological News

Science communicator blames poor communication for consumer rejection of GM foods.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
A science communicator has blamed decisions made two decades ago for why consumers have been slow to accept genetically modified foods.
Categories: Ecological News

Lawyer for accused in Lac-Mégantic disaster wants to see more evidence.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The Crown must divulge more evidence against the train conductor charged in the Lac-Mégantic derailment that killed 47 people, his lawyer told court Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

Olympic athletes face health risks.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Brazilians, Olympic athletes, spectators, visitors, and the environment all deserve better.
Categories: Ecological News

Ontario must investigate alleged mercury dump site near Grassy Narrows.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
It’s hard to imagine that things could get much worse. But they apparently are.
Categories: Ecological News

Scientist: Fossil fuels’ two-way assault on children’s health needs to stop.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Fossil fuels represent a two-pronged attack on the health of children, a leading health scientist has warned. To foster health and well-being in future generations, society needs to dramatically decrease dependence on dirty energy.
Categories: Ecological News

Opinion: The case for a child-centered energy and climate policy.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
There’s no question that reducing our dependence on fossil fuels would achieve highly significant health and economic benefits for children worldwide. To do less than we can to protect them from preventable harm is nothing short of neglect.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA gets new powers to regulate toxic chemicals, but progress takes time.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is getting sweeping new powers to regulate toxic substances in furniture, toys, electronics and household products.
Categories: Ecological News

Shrinking lake spawns public health nightmare.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Aide Munguia-Fulton, a nurse who runs a community program for children with asthma, has been seeing referrals for assistance soar in the last three years as the Salton Sea has begun receding due to water management schemes and a persistent drought. (Part 3).
Categories: Ecological News

For more children, puberty signs start at 8.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Researchers find more children appearing to hit puberty earlier; higher risks associated with faster start.
Categories: Ecological News

Company gets ok to test new Zika virus vaccine.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The first experimental Zika virus vaccine can start being tested in people, the company that makes it said Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

Even without detonation, 4 hydrogen bombs from ’66 scar Spanish village.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Decades after an Air Force bomber and a refueling jet collided, Palomares remains haunted by high radiation levels, a hurried cleanup, health fears and stigma.
Categories: Ecological News

Portland teacher requires medical attention after lead testing.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Two teachers showed elevated lead levels and both have ties to the same school in North Portland.
Categories: Ecological News
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