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Stuck in traffic, polluting the inside of our cars.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
According to a study, pollution levels in vehicles at red lights or in traffic jams are up to 40 percent higher than when traffic is moving.
Categories: Ecological News

10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do.
Categories: Ecological News

Their soil toxic, 1,100 Indiana residents scramble to find new homes.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
In a situation echoing the crisis in Flint, Mich., a housing complex’s poor, mostly black residents are being resettled because of high lead and arsenic levels.
Categories: Ecological News

This food bank doesn’t want your junk food. Good.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
DC’s largest food bank is joining a handful of others in saying no to the salty, sugary, and fatty foods that will create a double tragedy for the hungry: driving up chronic disease in people who can’t afford healthy food.
Categories: Ecological News

The $8 trillion fight over how to rid America of fossil fuel.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
Economists agree it can be done, but differ on how much it will cost.
Categories: Ecological News

The challenge of cutting coal dependence.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
The resistance that Germany has faced underscores the difficulty in the international effort to reduce fossil fuels in the world’s energy supply.
Categories: Ecological News

WHO issues new STD treatment guidelines as antibiotic resistance looms.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
For the first time in 13 years, the WHO is outlining new recommendations on how to treat three common sexually transmitted diseases, one of which — gonorrhea — has been rapidly developing resistance to nearly every weapon in the medical arsenal.
Categories: Ecological News

Colorado anti-fracking activists fall short in ballot efforts.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
Government officials say petitions fall short of signatures required for state voters to weigh in on local control of fracking in the state.
Categories: Ecological News

Will Florida voters go big for solar?

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
A suite of new tax breaks could usher in a new energy future for the Sunshine State.
Categories: Ecological News

Venezuela’s hunger.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
The United States and most of Venezuela’s neighbors have responded to this collapse of a once-prosperous oil-producing country by doing their best to ignore it.
Categories: Ecological News

Christie blowing smoke to delay wind farms.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
New Jersey has squandered an opportunity to harness its intellectual and natural resources to become the first state with an offshore wind farm.
Categories: Ecological News

Millions of used electric car batteries will help store energy for the grid. Maybe.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
In four or five years, the batteries in the roughly one and a quarter million EVs currently on the road are going to start to wane. That means we’ll have a lot of used batteries on our hands.
Categories: Ecological News

Regulators warn of looming tragedy due to bolt failures.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
Bolts and fasteners are failing at an alarming rate on subsea oil and gas equipment in the Gulf of Mexico, and regulators today spotlighted the high stakes involved as they reached out widely for help.
Categories: Ecological News

Federal offshore chief calls for urgency in bolt failure inquiry.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
The federal government’s top offshore drilling regulator said Monday that regulators and the oil and gas industry need to figure out why bolts are failing on undersea equipment used in offshore drilling “sooner rather than later.”
Categories: Ecological News

In addition to lead, Oregon schools face a plethora of other environmental concerns.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
Lead and radon have gotten all the attention recently, but experts say it’s often not the obvious issues that effect the largest number of kids.
Categories: Ecological News

Maryland settles lawsuit with power plant operators alleging nitrogen pollution.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
The owners of two Maryland power plants in the Washington suburbs will pay $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging illegal releases of nitrogen into rivers, a leading cause of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
Categories: Ecological News

Could this be the real cause of snoring?

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
New research suggests snoring is most likely caused by a combination of tiredness and exposure to traffic fumes.
Categories: Ecological News

Maryland fines coal power plants $1 million for polluting Potomac, Patuxent rivers.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
Maryland is fining the owner of two of the state's largest coal power plants $1 million for dumping too much nitrogen into the Potomac and Patuxent rivers, one of the largest penalties state environmental regulators have levied in years.
Categories: Ecological News

More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak grows.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
A survey published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that more and more moms and dads are refusing the shots for their children.
Categories: Ecological News

Less haze this year, Indonesia promises.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:30
Indonesia's Disaster Agency said it is confident the country's forest fires and haze of toxic smoke they send over Southeast Asia are unlikely to reach levels seen in 2015 because of favorable weather conditions and a quicker emergency response.
Categories: Ecological News
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