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Halliburton delayed releasing details on fracking chemicals after spill.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
A fracking company made federal and state agencies that oversee drinking-water safety wait days before it shared a list of toxic chemicals that spilled from a drilling site into a tributary of the Ohio River.
Categories: Ecological News

In the end, Congress likely to settle food label dispute.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Congress might not be accomplishing much these days, but that doesn't mean it's not wrestling with significant issues. One of these, mandatory labeling for some food products, resonates in Oregon, where even two Democratic congressmen disagree forcefully on the subject.
Categories: Ecological News

Troubled water: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are spawning in our rivers.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
We don’t wish to spoil anyone’s summer holiday in our beautiful countryside, but that pretty dappled river meandering through the fields may not be all it appears. Armageddon could be brewing on its bed.
Categories: Ecological News

Back to the future with antibiotic resistance.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Alarm bells have been ringing in Britain, the United States and the World Health Organization about antibiotic resistance. It seems the world is suddenly sitting up and worrying about this looming catastrophe. Britain’s chief medical officer, Sally Davies, has called it a threat as great as terrorism or climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

The downside of efficiency.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Much of human activity is focused on the quest for efficiency -- getting the most out of our resources so that we can improve our standard of living. Problem is, what we perceive as efficient is often making us worse off in ways that are difficult for the human mind to grasp.
Categories: Ecological News

Coalition forms to manage California's groundwater.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
So let me get this straight: The state government is telling us we can't hose down the driveway and should feel guilty about watering the lawn. But it's OK for somebody to pump all the groundwater he wants?
Categories: Ecological News

Mercury-tainted cosmetics sold in Metro Manila despite ban.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
A toxics watch group has warned the public against buying mercury-tainted whitening products allegedly imported from the United States, China, Japan and Taiwan and sold in Manila and Quezon City.
Categories: Ecological News

Poor women see one improvement: Healthier newborns.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Something extraordinary is happening to poor pregnant women: They're giving birth to healthier babies. The changes reflect improved access to care, as well as a complex array of other factors, from pollution to nutrition to violence at home.
Categories: Ecological News

Turtles of Karachi are protected, but what of their habitat?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Sea turtles enjoy a protected status in Pakistan. However, an issue of major concern is that even though the turtles are protected, their nesting habitats, including the Karachi beaches, are not.
Categories: Ecological News

As numbers of grey seals off New England rise, so do conflicts with fishermen and beachgoers.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Decades after grey seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic chemical levels well above death threshold in Michigan town's robins.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Tissue samples from 28 birds in a nine-block residential area in St. Louis, Michigan, contained DDX at levels that many times greater than those found to induce death in laboratory settings.
Categories: Ecological News

Researchers study smog-eating roof tiles.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Student researchers have found that specially coated roof tiles have potential smog-eating capabilities, prompting questions about where else the coating could be applied for more smog-fighting results.
Categories: Ecological News

The puffins of Wales face a stormy future.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Climate change is thought to be churning rougher seas, causing mass seabird deaths earlier this year.
Categories: Ecological News

Crews make progress in calming massive Washington state wildfire.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
A massive wildfire raging east of Washington state's Cascade Mountains showed some sign of calming Sunday, with fire crews saying they had slowed the expansion of a wind-whipped blaze that destroyed about 100 homes and displaced hundreds of people.
Categories: Ecological News

Whirlpool wants Congress to ban class-action suits tied to Energy Star program.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Whirlpool wants the government to ban class action lawsuits against companies when tests reveal their products carrying the Energy Star label do not deserve the listings.
Categories: Ecological News

Armed bandits demand water in dry northern India.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Armed bandits are threatening villagers with death unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day in northern India, where water is scarce thanks to an ongoing drought and a poor supply.
Categories: Ecological News

Late monsoon starts Indian farmer's 'journey to hell.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
With this year's monsoon rains several weeks late, the world's second-largest sugar and rice producer is on the verge of widespread drought in the face of a developing Pacific Ocean weather event known as El Niño, which is often associated with drought in South Asia.
Categories: Ecological News

Keep Alberta oil out of our pipeline: South Portland, Maine.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
Maine town could be in for a legal fight if it passes an ordinance that would prevent oilsands crude from reaching its port.
Categories: Ecological News

Great Barrier Reef 'in worst state since records began'.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
The Great Barrier Reef is in the worst state it's been in since records began and will be "pretty ugly" within 40 years, Australian scientists say.
Categories: Ecological News

US backs sonic devices in East Coast oil and gas hunt.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:30
The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters.
Categories: Ecological News
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