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Heavy metal worries in two eastern Ohio towns.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Is heavy metal pollution affecting the brains of children in two eastern Ohio communities? A study may soon tell us.
Categories: Ecological News

Beijing considers how to harness the wind to blow away pollution.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
When Beijing experiences bouts of pollution that blacken the skies and burn the lungs, residents often joke that the Chinese capital needs to build giant fans to clear out the toxic air. Now city planners are looking at ways to create corridors that encourage wind flow through the region.
Categories: Ecological News

Can we overcome our disgust long enough to eat bugs?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Studies have shown that bugs are high in protein, calcium, zinc, iron and vitamin A. They are also easier to farm than livestock, use less water and emit fewer greenhouse gases. Getting insects on Westerners’ plates, though, is no easy task.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas sea turtles’ future in jeopardy.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Traces of oil were documented in the shells of 29 sea turtles returning to feed in the area of the Deepwater-Horizon oil spill 2010. Researchers note that there is no way to definitely link the contaminants directly to the worst oil spill in U.S. history. But they have a growing concern about decreases in the number of turtle nests during the past four years.
Categories: Ecological News

In praise of a global sacrifice.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
From India to Indonesia, more leaders are reducing fuel subsidies, and not only for economic reasons. Doing so also helps reduce inequality, curb carbon pollution, and free up money to directly aid the poor.
Categories: Ecological News

Thank the birds and the bees for your holiday table.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Behind the scenes, the cornucopia of foods for which we give thanks is now under siege, in part due to a new and insidious class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics."
Categories: Ecological News

Violence ahead as tragedies of the commons spread.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
The world risks heading the way of Easter Island – a spiral into conflict as depleted natural resources are plundered.
Categories: Ecological News

Natural gas boom is drowning out coal industry's battle cries.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Whether natural gas is used to generate electricity or its elements are used in the chemical and manufacturing processes, the potential could be transformative, especially in Appalachia. But if gas producers aren’t environmentally conscious, those dreams could go up in flames and smother an economic revival.
Categories: Ecological News

Statins: Widely used drugs may protect people from air pollution.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
One of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States may have an extra benefit: protecting people from air pollution. Statins, prescribed to lower cholesterol and reduce risks of heart attacks and strokes, seem to diminish inflammation that occurs after people breathe airborne particles.
Categories: Ecological News

More contaminants in clothes than previously believed.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Clothes contain much more toxic chemicals than previously known, according to a study by the Swedish Chemicals Agency. When manufacturing clothes, large amounts of chemicals are being used, about three kilogram for one kilogram of clothes. Many of these substances, like preservatives and substances to prevent mold, cause allergies.
Categories: Ecological News

Farmers' war on weeds threatens neighboring vineyards.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
When the grape leaves started to shrivel, Bending Branch Winery recognized the problem: Herbicides had drifted into the vineyards from a neighboring farm. The farmer agreed to switch to a safer, more expensive weed-killer if the Comfort winery paid the difference.
Categories: Ecological News

Mapped data offers insights about water quality and birth defects.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Aggregated data about metals in North Carolina’s well water indicate some disturbing connections between birth defects and well water in some parts of the state.
Categories: Ecological News

Where oil and politics mix.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
North Dakotans do not like to make a fuss. Until recently, those few who dared to challenge the brisk pace of oil development, the perceived laxity of government oversight or the despoliation of farmland were treated as killjoys. They were ignored, ridiculed, threatened, and paid settlements in exchange for silence. But over the past year and some, the dynamic seemed to be shifting.
Categories: Ecological News

Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
For the past three years, a group of eight, mostly Republican governors from coastal states has been lobbying the Obama administration to expand access to the nation’s offshore oil and gas deposits, working through an organization called the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition.
Categories: Ecological News

A power plant in California goes quiet, but the stacks still tower.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
For 50 years, Morro Bay, which likes to call itself the Gibraltar of the Pacific, has been just as defined by a no-less-assertive landmark, staring down the rock from across the bay: three 450-feet-high power plant smokestacks, visible from 10 miles away.
Categories: Ecological News

In Delhi, pushing through the wall (of air pollution).

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
They wore turbans, headbands, crazy wigs and baseball caps, but almost none of the runners in this city’s annual half-marathon wore masks Sunday despite air pollution levels that were among the worst in the world.
Categories: Ecological News

Despite persecution, guardian of Lake Tai spotlights China’s polluters.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Seven years after a toxic algae bloom forced millions of people who depended on the lake to find alternative sources of drinking water, Lake Tai, which straddles two provinces in the Yangtze River delta, remains a pungent symbol of China’s inability to tackle some of its most serious environmental problems.
Categories: Ecological News

Bonsoy toxic soy milk victims on track for share of $25m payout; thought to be record-setting settlement.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Hundreds of Australians allegedly poisoned by toxic soy milk are set to share in a $25 million settlement. It was alleged one glass of milk contained 50 times the recommended daily intake of iodine.
Categories: Ecological News

Farmers spray pesticides near schools with no notification required.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
Most California counties don't require farmers and growers to tell schools about potentially dangerous chemicals used in their pesticide spray.
Categories: Ecological News

Accident at DuPont puts plant in spotlight.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:30
When a gas leak earlier this month caused four employees to be fatally overcome by an industrial chemical called methyl mercaptan, some in the chemical safety world were taken aback. Records from Texas courts, and environmental and safety agencies paint a complex story.
Categories: Ecological News
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