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EPA won’t be able to do the ‘right thing’ under Trump, says latest protesting official.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
After 30 years at the Environmental Protection Agency, Elizabeth "Betsy" Southerland resigned, saying that "the administration is seriously weakening EPA’s mission."
Categories: Ecological News

If everyone ate beans instead of beef.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
With one dietary change, the U.S. could almost meet greenhouse-gas emission goals.
Categories: Ecological News

Illinois advocates urge EPA not to roll back coal ash regulation.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Illinois environmentalists testified before the Environmental Protection Agency this week, urging officials not to roll back an Obama-era regulation limiting discharge into waterways from steam powered electric plants.
Categories: Ecological News

Blistering heat wave threatens Seattle, where only a third have air-conditioning.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
The National Weather Service is predicting “widespread record highs” as a heat wave engulfs the Pacific Northwest.
Categories: Ecological News

Does the future of 'clean coal' start in North Dakota?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
In a state known for its plains and oil fields, North Dakota coal could change the world.
Categories: Ecological News

Congressmen’s letter presses DOD on water contamination.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
A trio of local congressmen continues to press the military about chemicals being found in drinking water across the country, including in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Categories: Ecological News

BPA breakthrough: New treatment takes controversial chemical out of water.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Researchers report rapid removal of BPA from water using green chemistry.
Categories: Ecological News

Bipartisan group wants military to speed PFC cleanups.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are asking the White House to pressure the military to hasten efforts to clean up toxic chemicals leftover from firefighting foam and expand access to clean water for people exposed to them.
Categories: Ecological News

Pot laced with pesticides forces states to act as EPA stays away.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
The $6 billion U.S. industry is expected to reach $50 billion by 2026, according to investment bank Cowen & Co. Yet many states are just beginning to check for pesticides, while some have no testing program at all.
Categories: Ecological News

Scott Pruitt's EPA shows disdain for America.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Can the courts make him do his job?
Categories: Ecological News

Is your drinking water safe? Here's how you can find out.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
America's drinking water infrastructure is aging and needs billions of dollars in upgrades. Two extension educators urge consumers to monitor their water and have it tested if they suspect problems.
Categories: Ecological News

Global warming reduces protein in rice, wheat.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Rising carbon dioxide levels from global warming will drastically reduce the amount of protein in staple crops like rice and wheat, leaving vulnerable populations at risk of stunted growth and early death, experts warned Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

The great soy formula experiment.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Soy milk and soy formula contain potent human hormone disruptors. We don’t know what this means for child development.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto's sway over research is seen in disclosed emails.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Documents released in a lawsuit against the company raised new questions about its efforts to influence the news media and scientific research.
Categories: Ecological News

Superfund cuts would lead to delays in toxic cleanups, experts warn.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Experts warned a Senate panel Tuesday that the Trump administration’s proposed 30 percent cut in the Superfund program would likely delay cleanup at some of the nation’s most toxic sites.
Categories: Ecological News

More than 1 million malnourished children in Yemen at risk of cholera.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
More than one million malnourished children aged under five in Yemen are living in areas with high levels of cholera, the charity Save The Children warned on Wednesday as it began sending more health experts to the worst hit areas.
Categories: Ecological News

Commentary: How to save your sperm.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Is humanity killing itself off? In a study published last week, a team of epidemiologists found that sperm counts among men in the United States, Europe and Australia have declined by more than 50 percent between 1973 and 2011.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal lobby threatens to sue over EU clean air rules.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Euracoal accuses the European Commission of using air pollution legislation to implement climate policy, in breach of procedural rules.
Categories: Ecological News

Retired oil lease funds donated to environmental, health causes.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Devon Energy is using refunds it received from the government for cancelling oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area of Montana to support land conservation and tribal efforts in Oklahoma.
Categories: Ecological News

Salmonella’s Polish resurgence raises concerns.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:30
Poland is facing a Salmonella crisis this summer but the European Commission has withdrawn its support for the authorization of the most efficient tool to fight against the bacteria in animal feed.
Categories: Ecological News
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