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Conservationists turning to social justice fights.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Tiny Rosemont sits along the Ashley River marsh. It could be one of those quaint riverside communities that conservation-minded people love.
Categories: Ecological News

Clinton: 'What happened in Flint is immoral.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday afternoon vowed to fight for the residents and children of Flint, Mich., now in the middle of a water contamination crisis, "no matter how long it takes."
Categories: Ecological News

In Flint, Clinton casts herself as a problem-solver — and looks past N.H.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a quick detour from the campaign trail to express her outrage directly to the residents of this struggling city over the scandal that poisoned their municipal water supply.
Categories: Ecological News

In Flint, Hillary Clinton prods Congress and calls response to crisis 'immoral.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
In a visit 48 hours before the New Hampshire primary begins, Mrs. Clinton implored Congress to pass a bill that would deliver $600 million in aid to Michigan.
Categories: Ecological News

Clinton leaves campaign trail to visit Flint.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited Flint on Sunday to attend a community meeting with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.
Categories: Ecological News

Engineers struggle to put streams back into the urban land.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
For generations, prudent city planning called for draining streams into culverts. Now planners see the mistake of subverting nature., As the U.S. faces billions worth of upgrades to handle wastewater, researchers point to vast swaths of river-less city acreage as a warning to future urban planners and sewerage districts.
Categories: Ecological News

Progress in the global war on poverty.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Almost unnoticed, the world has reduced poverty, increased incomes, and improved health more than at any time in history.
Categories: Ecological News

Regulatory gaps leave unsafe lead levels in water nationwide.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Contamination has turned up in scores of communities in recent years, and experts cite holes in the safety net of rules and procedures.
Categories: Ecological News

Hillary Clinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday to help Flint residents recover from a debilitating water contamination crisis during a campaign speech at a predominately African-American church on the city’s northwest side.
Categories: Ecological News

Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there’s no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.
Categories: Ecological News

Costs of cleaning up Duke Energy toxic coal ash grow clearer.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
The nation's cleanup price tag, which utility customers may be asked to pay, already is pushing into the billions.
Categories: Ecological News

The new microbead ban won't solve the microplastic pollution problem.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
A prominent environmental scientist says we need to rethink everything about how we make, use, and trash plastic.
Categories: Ecological News

Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source.
Categories: Ecological News

Dioxane plume spreads toward Michigan's Huron River.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials say they're going to closely monitor a slowly expanding dioxane plume in Ann Arbor as it gets closer to the Huron River in the years ahead.
Categories: Ecological News

Neighbors worry big Red River Valley swine farm will cause a big stink.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
A proposed $15 million farm's three barns will be ventilated to release fumes given off from the manure and urine that will be collected beneath the hogs, creating odor concerns among neighbors.
Categories: Ecological News

Eau Claire takes extra water safety steps.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Eau Claire officials continue using special equipment for well field after it was removed from Superfund list.
Categories: Ecological News

Hope — and clean water — remains elusive for the people of Flint.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Some residents are eager to leave, but don’t have the money. And who would buy their houses?
Categories: Ecological News

Lead poisoning would trigger tap water test under proposal.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Two Democratic lawmakers from Madison and Milwaukee are proposing a bill that would require the state to conduct tap water testing when a child is lead poisoned.
Categories: Ecological News

Flint water crisis: Residents say Hillary Clinton ‘coming for the entertainment.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
While some praise the candidate’s visit for bringing attention to the city as its water crisis continues, others see a candidate plying a cause ‘just to get votes.'
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking research hits roadblock with Texas law.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30
Texas law allows companies to withhold specific chemicals by labeling them as proprietary. Operators in Texas have invoked the exemption to shield – at least partially - the identities of more than 170,000 ingredients.
Categories: Ecological News
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