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Companies must back up privacy claims when asserted: EPA.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Companies that submit proprietary chemical information to the Environmental Protection Agency must justify upfront the reasons the information cannot be publicly released, the agency said in a notice.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump arrives, set to assume power.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Trump nominees make clear plans to sweep away Obama policies., There is no doubt that Mr. Trump's cabinet picks collectively will lead an effort to undermine the legacy of Mr. Obama on the environment, health care, immigration, civil rights and education.
Categories: Ecological News

On an Apache reservation in Arizona, a toxic legacy and a mysterious history of chemical spraying.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
The San Carlos Apache Reservation was sprayed with a chemical resembling Agent Orange in the 1960s.
Categories: Ecological News

Polish pollution akin to smoking 4,000 cigarettes a year.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Researchers estimate that living in smoggy Kraków is the same as smoking 4,000 cigarettes a year.
Categories: Ecological News

Who's lighting up?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
As the announcement comes that British American Tobacco is acquiring Reynolds America, a quick look at who is smoking in the United States and North Carolina.
Categories: Ecological News

Bears vs. salmon: Solving the McNeil River puzzle.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
For decades, chum salmon production on the famous McNeil River has lagged. Brown bears that feed there aren't going hungry, but biologists are working to rebuild the run.
Categories: Ecological News

Asthma tied to childhood obesity.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Researchers at USC’s Keck School of Medicine have found that kindergarten and first-grade children with asthma face a 51 percent chance of becoming obese during the next 10 years of their lives.
Categories: Ecological News

Children with asthma are more likely to become obese.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Children with asthma are over 50 per cent more likely to become obese within ten years of being diagnosed, warns a new study which suggests that using inhalers during the attack may prevent this effect.
Categories: Ecological News

When a study cast doubt on a heart pill, the drug company turned to Tom Price.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s HHS nominee repeatedly pushed a federal health agency to remove a critical drug study from its website.
Categories: Ecological News

Gene-edited animals face US regulatory crackdown.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Last-minute proposal from Obama administration addresses CRISPR and other cutting-edge technologies.
Categories: Ecological News

ProPublica files lawsuit seeking VA correspondence related to Agent Orange.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
The suit filed by ProPublica and the Virginian-Pilot claims the VA has stonewalled in response to requests for documents, including those sent and received by David Shulkin, the president-elect’s pick to be VA secretary.
Categories: Ecological News

The restaurant industry prepares for the Trump era.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
A look at how chefs, bakers, and eaters are lining up to resist the Trump administration on Inauguration Day and beyond.
Categories: Ecological News

Warming climate may limit Lyme disease's spread in parts of the US.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
New study links higher temperatures with tick behavior that keeps them, and their disease-causing bacteria, away from humans.
Categories: Ecological News

Canada’s Trudeau is under fire for his record on green issues.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Justin Trudeau’s decisions to approve two oil pipelines and a major gas facility have left some questioning just how green the new leader really is.
Categories: Ecological News

From too few girls to too many men.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
The long, ugly legacy of gendercide.
Categories: Ecological News

Road outrage.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
To stop carmakers bending the rules, Europe must get much tougher.
Categories: Ecological News

Overfishing driving dozens of species into extinction threatening African food crisis, warn experts.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
'The growing extinction threat to fish off the central and western coast of Africa could seriously undermine food security across the region,' the International Union for Conservation of Nature says.
Categories: Ecological News

New genetic engineering technique could help design, study biological systems.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines, modify crops to grow with limited water or study the effects of a gene on human health.
Categories: Ecological News

Iraqi sheep, locals, environment suffer Islamic State oil fires.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Iraqi shepherds herd blackened flocks through the Iraqi desert. Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source.
Categories: Ecological News

1,000 days since Flint had clean drinking water.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
On April 25, 2014, the city switched its water supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River.
Categories: Ecological News
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