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Many small planes still run on toxic lead fuel, and that risks the health of millions.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
The regular racket of propeller planes flying in and out of Santa Monica Airport is troublesome enough. But residents near the almost 20,000 other general-aviation airports nationwide are now catching wind of a potentially more insidious aviation problem: toxic lead.
Categories: Ecological News

BP refuses to pay for more research on Deepwater Horizon oil spill effects.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
BP has refused to pay for continued studies of the effects of its Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine mammals, turtles and oysters that officials say are required to complete a federally required Natural Resource Damage Assessment.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic chemicals, crude oil, radioactive material ride the rails through Toronto.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Trains trundling through the heart of Toronto are carrying millions of litres of crude oil along with radioactive material, explosives and some of the most toxic chemicals on earth.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking compared to slavery at debate.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Environmental activists walked into the lion’s den on Monday night, supporting the notion for a ban on hydraulic fracturing at a meeting of the conservative-leaning Centennial Institute, which favors the controversial oil and gas exploratory process.
Categories: Ecological News

Monterey County schools near high levels of pesticides, state report says.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Monterey County has the highest percentage of schools near the uppermost concentration of potentially harmful pesticides in the state, according to a state report released Friday.
Categories: Ecological News

Air quality regulators give truckers more time to meet smog standards.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
A day after hearing hours of impassioned testimony from a divided trucking industry, California air quality regulators on Friday postponed deadlines for aging heavy-duty trucks to comply with the nation's toughest diesel air pollution rules.
Categories: Ecological News

Some birds thrive in Chernobyl's radioactive glow.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Nearly 28 years after the worst nuclear accident in history, several bird species are doing the seemingly impossible: flourishing inside the radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine.
Categories: Ecological News

Hyde Park Elementary School deemed "lead safe".

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
A week after Niagara County Health Department inspectors found lead contamination remediation has been compleetd and Hyde Park Elementary has been declared safe.
Categories: Ecological News

A battle is looming over renewable energy, and fossil fuel interests are losing.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
In state capitals across the country, legislators are debating proposals to roll back environmental rules, prodded by industry and advocacy groups eager to curtail regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gases.
Categories: Ecological News

China strengthens environmental laws.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Chinese legislators have passed the first amendments to the country’s environmental protection law in 25 years, promising greater powers for environmental authorities and harsher punishments for polluters.
Categories: Ecological News

Kashmir sets up environment tribunals to curb pollution.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Gazing at smoke from the engines of decades-old buses and trucks, mingling with the dust spat out by stone-crushing machines near his bookshop on a busy road in Muzaffarabad, Shoukat Awaz Mir has the satisfaction of knowing that people like him finally have a way to fight pollution: They can sue.
Categories: Ecological News

For weed control, farmers widen their arsenal of herbicides.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
U.S. farmers are dousing their fields with a wider array of herbicides, helping some turn a corner in the war on super weeds but adding new costs and environmental concerns.
Categories: Ecological News

40 years since Agent Orange -babies being born with horrific defects.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
A new series of photos has revealed even babies 40 years on are suffering the horrific effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam. Canterbury born Francis Wade captured the images at the Thi Nghe and Thien Phuoc orphanages in Saigon, decades after the war.
Categories: Ecological News

Water pollution causes cancer villages in Vietnam.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Officials have admitted that water pollution in Vietnam has gotten out of its control, creating serious repercussions for both individuals and communities. It is estimated that 9,000 Vietnamese die every year because of unsafe water and unhygienic conditions.
Categories: Ecological News

Reports knocks Santa Cruz County water quality.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
A new state report detailing neighborhood-level pollution problems across California paints a grim picture when it comes to local water quality.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazilians welcome genetically-modified mosquito to help fight dengue fever.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
With dengue endemic in three of the host cities for this summer's World Cup, Brazilian health officials are trying a radical new approach to fighting it - biotechnology. They've begun a two-year trial release of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that have been genetically modified.
Categories: Ecological News

Once a nuclear weapons plant, the Fernald Preserve now bursts with life.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
The Fernald Preserve in Ohio is one of two former nuclear sites that have been decontaminated to the point where the public can visit and it is thriving.
Categories: Ecological News

Use of sewage as farm fertilizer causing a stir in Box Elder County.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
One man's land application of bio-solids to boost pasture yield is another man's spreading of sewage sludge too close to the neighbors. A small group of determined opponents of the practice appear ready to fight on despite another round of government assurances of no danger.
Categories: Ecological News

Chinese rejection of some GMO corn worries US farmers.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Since November, China has rejected more than a million metric tons of U.S. corn, citing the use of a certain trait of a genetically-modified corn seed the country has not approved for import.
Categories: Ecological News

US electricity prices may be going up for good.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:30
Experts warn of a growing fragility as coal-fired plants are shut down, nuclear power is reduced and consumers switch to renewable energy.
Categories: Ecological News
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