Equinox Event 2014

World Clock

Find the correct time anywhere in the world.
The clock below shows GMT.

Accuracy depends upon having a fast broadband connection.

Feed aggregator

Indonesia finally ratifies 2002 haze pact.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Twelve years after signing the regional haze pact, Indonesia’s Parliament gave its unanimous approval yesterday to ratify the pact, offering a glimmer of hope that more would be done to ensure fewer haze episodes for Singapore and other neighbouring countries.
Categories: Ecological News

Contaminated Pierson's Creek in Newark declared federal Superfund site.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday declared the contaminated Pierson’s Creek in Newark’s Ironbound a federal Superfund site. The creek, contaminated with mercury and other harmful pollutants.
Categories: Ecological News

Mount Polley tailings spill effects could last for decades.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Next spring, the sockeye eggs that are now being laid in spawning beds throughout the Fraser River system will hatch and the young fish – by the hundreds of millions – will migrate into lakes to rear. And that, at least in one lake, could be a disaster.
Categories: Ecological News

Cross-bred crops get fit faster.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
As the climate warms and rainfall becomes more erratic, farmers worldwide will increasingly need crops that can thrive in drought conditions. Old-fashioned breeding techniques seem to be leading genetic modification in a race to develop crops that can withstand drought and poor soils.
Categories: Ecological News

Clean water guidelines are lacking.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Environmental science has some catching up to do regarding health threats posed by algae in waterways, and state regulators are right to prod the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to get to work on the issue.
Categories: Ecological News

Voters care about jobs, economy, not green agenda.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
The world is aflame in violence and barbaric acts of terrorism, and Secretary of State John Kerry is running around warning one of the biggest problems facing the planet is global warming. Good thing almost no voters agree with him.
Categories: Ecological News

Preventable disasters in Kashmir.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
New infrastructure should be planned with flood preparedness in mind. A warming planet means stronger monsoons and more catastrophic rains in the years to come for both India and Pakistan.
Categories: Ecological News

Our opportunity to improve environmental protection must not be lost.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Maintenance of Australia's native vegetation and the habitat it provides is the cornerstone of all our strategies to manage land, water and biodiversity.
Categories: Ecological News

Energy: What Americans really want.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
The new problem is that the United States has too much energy, not too little. We have coal, natural gas, and oil reserves that could last hundreds of years at modest cost, thanks to new extraction technologies, such as fracking with horizontal drilling. Therein lies the rub.
Categories: Ecological News

Kids exposed in the womb to plasticizers more likely to have asthma.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
New York City children exposed in the womb to moderate levels of two plasticizers had a 72 to 78 percent higher chance of developing asthma, according to a new study published today. The study is the first to link prenatal exposure to phthalates to childhood asthma, which has been increasing in recent decades.
Categories: Ecological News

The next green revolution.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
The genes of all living things on Earth consist of varying sequences of four chemical compounds. By identifying genes and manipulating them, scientists hope to create new crops that will help us face the challenges of global warming and population growth.
Categories: Ecological News

Floods, storms and quakes uproot 22 million in 2013, numbers to rise.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Almost 22 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters last year and the numbers uprooted could increase as urban populations grow, a refugee agency said on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Researchers seek to solve puzzle of swallow decline.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Nova Scotia was forced to add barn swallows to its list of protected species last year, after the birds experienced a drop of 60 to 98 percent in recent years. What’s happening to the swallow population in Nova Scotia and across the Maritimes? That is what scientists are trying to find out.
Categories: Ecological News

The obstacle to treating China's contaminated soil is finding someone to pay.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Environmental experts worry that if it's hard to deal with contaminated land in Beijing, where there is greater political will to tackle pollution, it will be even more difficult to detoxify farmland in China's poorer rural areas.
Categories: Ecological News

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate-change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations’ summit on global warming.
Categories: Ecological News

US moves to reduce global warming emissions.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a series of moves aimed at cutting emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

A flood of energy projects clash with Mexican communities.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Since January, villagers and townspeople near the Los Pescados river in southeast Mexico have been blocking the construction of a dam, part of a multi-purpose project to supply potable water to Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz.
Categories: Ecological News

For miners, increasing risk on a mountain at the heart of Bolivia's identity.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
The silver in Cerro Rico helped finance the Spanish empire. It created vast fortunes for some and misery for many more. But now, after centuries of hauling out its riches, miners have clawed away so much of the interior of the mountain that it is caving in from the top down.
Categories: Ecological News

Meet the biggest polluter in China's most polluted city.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Jizhong Energy Resources Co., which operates six large coal mines and dozens of related facilities in Xingtai, is moving to clean itself up, reflecting the balancing act taking place across China as regional governments and businesses try to tackle runaway pollution without wrecking local economies.
Categories: Ecological News

Consumers Energy to upgrade five power plants in federal settlement.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:30
Consumers Energy, the second-largest utility in Michigan, will spend $1 billion to upgrade pollution controls at five coal-fired powered plants in the state under a settlement reached with the Justice Department on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News
Syndicate content