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Oklahoma case could open doors to more earthquake-fracking lawsuits.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
State Supreme Court's to decision to allow Sandra Ladra to sue energy companies over quakes could encourage others to step forward with liability cases.
Categories: Ecological News

Public deserves more information about drilling-related health complaints.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s own documents show the agency is falling down on the job when it comes to fracking-related health complaints.
Categories: Ecological News

Dumping sewage into Great Lakes must stop.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
With 63 miles of coastline along Lake Michigan, keeping our Great Lakes clean is a top priority. Lake Michigan is our state's most precious natural resource, and we must work to keep it, and all of the Great Lakes, safe and clean for future generations.
Categories: Ecological News

Justice Department reaches $18.7 billion agreement in principle with BP.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
BP reached a comprehensive $18.7 billion settlement with the Department of Justice and five states over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Categories: Ecological News

Emergency response, evacuation in wake of Tennessee train derailment, caustic chemical fire.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Emergency personnel were left working to contain and control a chemical fire Thursday afternoon following the derailment of a CSX train carrying hazardous chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Conservation groups praise lawmakers after BP settlement, urge them to focus on Gulf restoration.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Now that a final amount has been set for BP's penalties and settlements relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, many local and national conservation groups have praised lawmakers for reaching a settlement.
Categories: Ecological News

Health Canada adjusts asbestos risk description.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Changes Health Canada has made to how the federal department's website describes the health risks of asbestos are being welcomed in Sarnia, a community hit hard by occupational diseases, including mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Categories: Ecological News

Fires, smoke force 5,000 out of homes in northern Saskatchewan.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Fifty-one towns, villages and reserves had been evacuated or partially-evacuated.
Categories: Ecological News

This desktop farm is like a 3-D printer for fresh, natural food.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
The Personal Food Computer is a tiny aeroponics system, a miniature farm that creates its own weather, and supplies nutrients to the plants' roots by misting them with water.
Categories: Ecological News

White House orders review of rules for genetically modified crops.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
The Obama administration said on Thursday that it would update the way the government regulated genetically modified crops and some other biotechnology products, saying that the nearly 30-year-old system had become outdated.
Categories: Ecological News

No need for new rules to protect butterflies from GM pollen: EU report.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
European food safety officials found there was no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified crops even though research shows that pollen from GM maize, which can travel kilometres further than previously thought.
Categories: Ecological News

This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it's leaking.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of U.S. nuclear testing.
Categories: Ecological News

Bluer skies? Beijing picks up pace in cutting dependency on coal.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Beijing plans to shutter the last of four major coal-fired power plants in the capital next year. Reducing coal use is at the center of wide-ranging goals on climate change that China committed to this week.
Categories: Ecological News

In Northern Virginia, environmentalists concerned about disposal of coal ash.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
For six decades, on a spit of land where Quantico Creek meets the Potomac River, the Possum Point Power Station burned fossil fuels and left behind truckloads of a waste product known as coal ash.
Categories: Ecological News

Gold miners could extract gold in new way.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Australia's gold miners may soon have access to a technique to extract gold without the environmental risks associated with cyanide.
Categories: Ecological News

Study: Chile spends least on environmental protection among OECD countries.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Chile is the OECD country that spends the least on environmental protection as a percentage of gross domestic product, a study by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Chilean government says.
Categories: Ecological News

Declining vaccine rates: Mostly a white problem.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
What few people outside of public health circles say — but the data also makes clear — is that parents who delay or avoid vaccines are largely, but certainly not exclusively, white, well-educated and well-to-do or outright rich.
Categories: Ecological News

White House directs GMO regulators to update, improve oversight.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
The White House on Thursday directed the three U.S. agencies that oversee biotech crop products to improve and modernize their regulatory "framework" to boost public confidence in a system that critics call a failure.
Categories: Ecological News

BP to pay $18.7 billion for Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
An $18.7 billion settlement announced Thursday of all federal, state and local claims against the oil giant BP arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be the largest environmental settlement and the largest civil settlement with any single entity in the nation's history.
Categories: Ecological News

A milestone for the environment in the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Both BP and the government deserve credit for heading off a nasty and prolonged legal battle. What we still don’t know — and may not know for a very long time — is the extent of the damage the spill caused.
Categories: Ecological News
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