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Trustees: groundwater pollution part of PCB damage to Hudson.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
Government trustees assessing harm to the Hudson River from long-term PCB releases highlighted concerns over groundwater contamination in three upriver towns as the massive dredging project nears its end.
Categories: Ecological News

Los Angeles buzzing over backyard beehives.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
The Los Angeles City Council approved on Wednesday a draft proposal to allow hobbyist beekeepers to maintain hives in their backyards. Cities across the country have legalized beekeeping to help rebuild honeybee colonies.
Categories: Ecological News

Canadian court opens door to a $9.5 Billion Ecuadorean pollution claim against Chevron.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
The 22-year legal campaign to hold Chevron liable for oil pollution in the Amazon in Ecuador will continue—now in Canada.
Categories: Ecological News

Native American goes back to his roots to solve garbage problem on reservations.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
The Navajo and Hopi tribes produce about 300 million pounds of waste a year. And there are few places to dump it, let alone recycle. The tribes do not have landfills so there are hundreds of illegal dump sites. One Hopi man is trying to change that.
Categories: Ecological News

Another argument for a minimum wage hike: It could reduce smoking.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
A 10 percent pay bump leads to a 5 percent drop in smoking rates among men, a new study finds.
Categories: Ecological News

Dirty farm air may ward off asthma in children.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
For researchers trying to untangle the roots of the current epidemic of asthma, one observation is especially intriguing: Children who grow up on dairy farms are much less likely than the average child to develop the respiratory disease.
Categories: Ecological News

Haifa, Tel Aviv top Europe's most polluted cities.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
A recent study conducted by Israel's Environmental Protection Ministry ranks Tel-Aviv and Haifa at the top of the list of cities which have the most air pollution when compared to European cities.
Categories: Ecological News

Weeks after Tianjin blasts, many residents await compensation for damaged homes.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
City officials said that more than half of affected households had settled their cases. But several residents said on social media and in interviews that they had been pressured to do so.
Categories: Ecological News

California's healthcare industry can lead the way on stronger climate change regulation.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
The effects of climate change are already being felt and could have a devastating impact on the health of everyone around the globe. A leading medical journal, The Lancet, recently stated that warming temperatures could erase 50 years of health advances.
Categories: Ecological News

Bay cleanup must be a group project.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
Marylanders can be proud of the state’s progress toward meeting EPA goals for the Chesapeake, but it will require significant efforts in all six watershed states to accomplish the mission.
Categories: Ecological News

Paris will go car-free for a day in September to combat pollution.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
In an effort to curb the amount of air pollution and smog in the city, Paris will go car-free for one day this month.
Categories: Ecological News

Explosive news: Plants can fight back against TNT pollution.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
Scientists have discovered why TNT is so toxic to plants and intend to use this knowledge to tackle the problem of cleaning up the many sites worldwide contaminated by the commonly used explosive.
Categories: Ecological News

In the future, the best chemistry practices will be green.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
Gathering for a summit on green chemicals, industry leaders and academics discussed how to solve the problems that threaten to stall 20 years of good intentions.
Categories: Ecological News

Goodbye “parade blue”—air pollution in Beijing is back to unhealthy levels feared by residents.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
The air in Beijing is polluted again, less than 24 hours after a grand military parade for which the government enforced strict controls such as banning cars and shutting down factories.
Categories: Ecological News

Urban air pollution No worse in Israel than in Europe, ministry says.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
The high level of air pollution in Israeli cities is caused mainly by motor vehicles, but the air quality isn’t any worse than in large cities in Europe and Canada, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Ministry.
Categories: Ecological News

More evidence that the key to allergy-free kids is giving them plenty of dirt — and cows.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
People who grow up on farms — especially dairy farms — have way fewer allergy and asthma problems than the rest of us. Now one research team thinks they've brought science closer to understanding why.
Categories: Ecological News

India cancels foreign funding license of Greenpeace local unit.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
India's government has canceled a license that allowed Greenpeace International's Indian unit receive donations from abroad, the environmental group said on Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Is Chipotle evil? This ad campaign says absolutely.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
There is reason to believe that the Center for Consumer Freedom's intention might be less pure than their statements make it seem.
Categories: Ecological News

Danger to Animas River short-lived.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
An independent study of water quality in the Animas River after the Gold King Mine spill shows major human health concerns were short-lived, though slight spikes in pollution might occur with runoff.
Categories: Ecological News

Warming oceans putting marine life "in a blender."

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 19:30
An analysis of nearly 13,000 species of fish, invertebrates and other marine organisms is an ambitious effort to map the future ranges of ocean life.
Categories: Ecological News
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