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Energizer debuts recycled AA and AAA batteries.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Billions of discarded household batteries make their way into landfills every year and now one of the nation’s largest battery makers says it is putting some of them to good use.
Categories: Ecological News

Vaccine debate presents a political minefield — as Hillary Clinton can attest.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
The issue of vaccinations has long been politically and emotionally fraught — involving not just public health but also the proper role of government.
Categories: Ecological News

Birth control access key means of reaching climate goals: Experts.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Giving more women who want it access to birth control to limit their family size - in both rich and poor countries - could be a hugely effective way to curb climate change, according to experts.
Categories: Ecological News

Health sector should divest from fossil fuels, medical groups say.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Health profession should repeat its leadership on tobacco divestment because of health risks from climate change and air pollution, says Medact and other groups.
Categories: Ecological News

Camden, Gloucester Superfund site received $222 million in court settlement.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
An ongoing environmental cleanup at the Welsbach and General Gas Mantle site has been awarded $222 million in a court settlement, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross announced Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

Greenpeace accused of making false GM claims.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
The former chief scientific adviser to the European Commission has accused environmental groups campaigning against genetically modified crops of fabricating claims to get her post abolished.
Categories: Ecological News

China underlines cautious approach to biotech crops.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
China will continue to promote research into genetically modified crops while maintaining strict controls on safety of the technology.
Categories: Ecological News

World Health Organisation says cancer rates in China rising, many cases can be prevented.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
The number of cancer cases in China is rising "ferociously", the World Health Organisation warns.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change is accelerating the melting of Siberia.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Over the last 7,000 years, winter temperatures in the Siberian permafrost regions have gradually risen.
Categories: Ecological News

Farming now worse for climate than deforestation.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
A new study describes how agriculture is overtaking deforestation as the leading source of land-based greenhouse gas pollution during the past decade.
Categories: Ecological News

Low energy prices offer opening for subsidy cuts.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Across the Middle East and much of the developing world governments are beginning to take advantage of plummeting oil and natural gas prices by slashing the subsidies.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA gives Obama new reason to reject Keystone pipeline: Low oil prices.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
As President Obama weighs whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, federal environmental officials gave him a new reason Tuesday to reject it: declining oil prices.
Categories: Ecological News

Republicans have one option to eliminate EPA carbon regulations.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Republicans are pursuing the wrong strategy - trying to repeal instead of replacing carbon regulations.
Categories: Ecological News

EU policy-makers seek to make electric transport a 'priority.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Electric vehicles should be "a high priority", the European Commission says.
Categories: Ecological News

Pace of German solar panel additions slows in 2014.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
German solar panel installations fell by 42.4 percent last year to 1.9 gigawatts, data from energy regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, showed.
Categories: Ecological News

India 'walking the talk' on climate change, says environment minister.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Prakash Javadekar says India will not limit itself to ‘business as usual’ on global warming, following pressure from Barack Obama for climate action.
Categories: Ecological News

Keystone would ‘significantly’ boost oil-sands emissions: Report.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has handed new ammunition to President Barack Obama in his battle against Congress over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.
Categories: Ecological News

Seabirds suffer from pollutant exposure

ENN Pollution - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:08
Seabirds, aerial ocean predators, are known to amass harmful contaminants over their lifespan. Scientists believe this exposure to pollutants, such as blood mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and persistent organic pollutants (POPs), negatively impacts survival rates as well as reproduction, therefore contributing to large-scale population declines. Although previously these assumptions were largely theoretical, recent research in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B involving blood samples from wandering albatrosses points to new conclusions. 
Categories: Ecological News

Election 2015 could see off the UK's nuclear missiles

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 18:02
There's a growing chance that the UK's 2015 General Election could bring about the end of its Trident nuclear 'deterrent', writes Jonathan Woodrow Martin, as its renewal looks likely to be central question in the formation of a Labour-SNP coalition government.
Categories: Ecological News

Asia powers into the forefront of solar revolution

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:42
China has now overtaken the European Union as the largest new market for solar power, writes Paul Brown - as solar PV becomes one of the world's fastest growing industries - and one that's sure to keep on getting cheaper!
Categories: Ecological News
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