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Improved vaccination rates would fall victim to senate health cuts.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
Passage of the Senate’s health care bill, as proposed, would eliminate cash that pays for vaccines to protect the most vulnerable among us from diseases like mumps, measles or the flu.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump administration’s regulatory rollback playing out at Indiana coal plant.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
An Indiana utility will delay its plan to install top-of-the-line wastewater pollution controls at its largest coal plant as the U.S. EPA reconsiders the federal Obama-era rule that prompted the upgrades.
Categories: Ecological News

BC has ignored the rights of Peace River Valley’s people for too long.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
When the new government refers Site C dam to review, don’t lose sight of who’s affected.
Categories: Ecological News

Seven right whales found dead in 'devastating' blow to endangered animal.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
Seven North Atlantic right whales have been found floating lifelessly in the Gulf of St Lawrence, off Canada, in recent weeks, in what is being described as a “catastrophic” blow to one of the world’s most endangered whales.
Categories: Ecological News

Should 'regenerative' agriculture get its own label?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
Some groups want to compete with the organic label and raise the standards for eco-conscious consumers. But others worry that another label could end up sowing market confusion.
Categories: Ecological News

When it comes to sustainable development, the US is failing (by a lot).

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
And according to the United Nations, it should not be a country that others look to as a good example of (shockers ahead) gender equality and climate action.
Categories: Ecological News

The latest Silicon Valley housing idea: On a landfill.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
It’s not your typical site for a new housing development: a former landfill, containing an estimated 5.5 million tons of municipal waste dumped over a quarter century in the heart of this city.
Categories: Ecological News

Dying "Mother Ganga": India's holy river succumbs to pollution.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
India's holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into toxic sludge on its journey through burgeoning cities, industrial hubs and past millions of devotees.
Categories: Ecological News

Decline in hummingbird population linked to insecticide.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
Some species of North American hummingbirds are in severe decline and a British Columbia research scientist says one possible cause might be the same insecticide affecting honey bees.
Categories: Ecological News

NJ seeks to ban pesticide given clean bill of health by EPA.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
The New Jersey Legislature is pressing ahead with a measure to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to potential harmful health effects in humans, but which the federal government backed off prohibiting its use earlier this year.
Categories: Ecological News

L.A. requires air filters to protect residents near freeways. Are they doing the job?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
Filters capture only some of the dangerous ingredients of exhaust and experts say they must be frequently replaced and the building’s ventilation system must run virtually full time with all doors and windows closed.
Categories: Ecological News

Indonesia blocks major artery in haze-causing Mega Rice canal network.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
The world’s largest peat swamp restoration effort is underway in the Southeast Asian nation.
Categories: Ecological News

Wildfires take health toll as climate change helps usher in 'new normal.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
As 7,000 British Columbians were evacuated and hundreds of fires consumed 23,600 hectares of B.C. Sunday, public health and climate change researchers are working behind the scenes to help authorities brace for the greater impacts of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas penalizes 3 percent of state's illegal industrial air polluters.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
Penalties were imposed were not imposed for 97 percent of 21,179 illegal industrial pollution releases in Texas from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Friday.
Categories: Ecological News

In China's murky waters, global sewage firms seek rewards.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
Global sewage and water treatment firms are eyeing opportunities in an unsavory place: a growing pile of waste in China, the world's most populous nation.
Categories: Ecological News

Do drink the water: Baltimore school system aims to make the fountains safe again.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
The Baltimore school system is taking steps to make drinking from school water fountains safe again, a decade after lead contamination prompted officials to ban students from using them.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump’s new CDC chief championed partnership with Coca-Cola to solve childhood obesity.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
During her tenure as Georgia’s public health watchdog, Brenda Fitzgerald launched SHAPE, a statewide effort to address childhood obesity through physical activity without cutting soda consumption.
Categories: Ecological News

Can chronic wasting disease jump to humans? Concerns keep rising.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
Amid renewed concern about whether chronic wasting disease can jump from deer to people, a fatal human brain condition in the same family is showing up more often in Wisconsin and nationally.
Categories: Ecological News

How air pollution is being turned into ink.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
The soot that comes out of a tailpipe is being used to create art.
Categories: Ecological News

25 fossil fuel producers responsible for half global emissions in past 3 decades.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:30
CDP traced the greenhouse gas emissions of 100 oil, coal and gas companies, together linked to 71% of emissions since 1988. Exxon is high on the Carbon Majors list.
Categories: Ecological News
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