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What does disturbing new Lake Erie report mean for you?

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The EPA has released a scathing new report that finds Lake Erie is in “poor shape” when it comes to the other Great Lakes. So what does that mean for people living in Northeast Ohio?
Categories: Ecological News

Talking climate change in India.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Communication workshops throw up some surprising and important ways that Indians seem to engage with issues of climate justice, coal, pollution and renewable energy.
Categories: Ecological News

Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The astrophysicist thinks we should prepare for a cosmic exodus in the next 200 to 500 years.
Categories: Ecological News

Drugmaker Mylan gets boost from unlikely source: coal.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Mylan N.V. is best known for producing EpiPen emergency allergy treatments and generic drugs. But a non-pharmaceutical offering – refined coal – has quietly generated hundreds of millions of dollars of tax credits for the company over the last six years that have boosted its bottom line.
Categories: Ecological News

Good riddance, coal.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
PSEG's decision to shut down two major coal plants is an enormous triumph for our environment.
Categories: Ecological News

Precedent-setting cap on oil refinery emissions delayed.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Bay Area air regulators on Wednesday postponed adopting the nation’s first limits on greenhouses gases from oil refineries because of complaints that the public wasn’t given enough time to review 11th-hour changes.
Categories: Ecological News

The precarious state of Earth’s national animal symbols.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
What does it mean for a country’s national identity,” write ecologists Neil Hammerschlag and Austin Gallagher, “if the symbol chosen to represent its people becomes extinct because of human threats?”, "What does it mean for a country’s national identity," write ecologists Neil Hammerschlag and Austin Gallagher, "if the symbol chosen to represent its people becomes extinct because of human threats?"
Categories: Ecological News

'We don't want to be dug out': The Indigenous art helping to protect the land from mining.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
“It’s some sort of a hole they’ve got to dig in and get the oil and the gas, you know – but there’s spirits of Yolngu people in the ground,” says artist Nawurupu Wunungmurra.
Categories: Ecological News

Water quality under threat from pollution, says watchdog.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Water quality in one in three rivers and lakes is at risk of deteriorating due to pressures from agriculture, urban wastewater and other pollution sources.
Categories: Ecological News

Md., Va. restoration of Chesapeake Bay 'largely on track.'

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Maryland is slipping behind schedule on removing pollutants from its stormwater runoff and septic system discharges but is otherwise largely on pace in its cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to a top environmental group.
Categories: Ecological News

Urban farming won't save us from climate change.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Community gardens serve many purposes. A new study says that slowing climate change in colder climates such as the Northeast's isn't one of them.
Categories: Ecological News

Australian health groups urge coal phase-out and strong emissions reduction.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
World-first climate and health framework from 30 health and medical groups calls for recognition of citizens’ ‘right to health.'
Categories: Ecological News

'Ocean Elders' urge Malcolm Turnbull to reject Adani coalmine.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
A group of prominent oceanographers and global leaders has written to Malcolm Turnbull urging him to reject the proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine, which it says will have a devastating impact on the Great Barrier Reef.
Categories: Ecological News

Govt plans to burn millions of waste tyres every year.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The government plans to burn millions of tyres each year as a heat source to make cement, in a bid to deal with the "long-standing" problem of waste tyres.
Categories: Ecological News

Major publishers move to defend Greenpeace in dispute with logging firm.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The world’s biggest book publishers have been dragged into a bitter dispute between a US logging company and environmental campaigners Greenpeace.
Categories: Ecological News

As Standing Rock camps cleared out, TigerSwan expanded surveillance to array of progressive causes.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil to keep flowing in Dakota line while legal battle continues.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline through the summer while authorities conduct additional review of the environmental impact, after a judge on Wednesday ordered more hearings in coming months.
Categories: Ecological News

One in five baby food samples has lead. Here’s what you need to know.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
You may have caught wind of last week’s news that 20 percent of baby food—and 14 percent of other food—contains lead. The finding came from a report by the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group. Here’s what you should know.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump’s ‘puddle and ditch’ order will have destructive ripple effect.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
These so-called puddles and ditches, according to scientists across the country, are fundamental to the nation’s drinking water supplies.
Categories: Ecological News

Lyme disease: Inside America's mysterious epidemic.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Celebrities from Kathleen Hanna to Kris Kristofferson have revealed their diagnoses – and an unprecedented outbreak is expected this summer.
Categories: Ecological News
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