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Fighting to keep an oyster ghost town alive.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Chris Quartuccio and his team must deal with ocean acidification—and plenty of naysayers—to try to ensure that Long Island remains an important point for oyster harvesting.
Categories: Ecological News

Mike Huckabee just can't seem to make up his mind about biofuels.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
The GOP hopeful says that biofuels like ethanol hurt the environment and the poor. But he wants us to use more of them.
Categories: Ecological News

Owens Valley ranchers and environmentalists brought together by drought.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
The drought has worked a miracle in the Owens Valley, as environmental activists and ranchers have buried decades of enmity to forge a plan to save ranch land — at the expense of hard-fought environmental protections.
Categories: Ecological News

Obama administration proposes reforms of Endangered Species Act.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
The Obama administration this week proposed increasing the role states play in decisions about whether to list animals and plants as threatened or endangered.
Categories: Ecological News

Hazardous pesticide use increases in California.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
The agricultural use of chlorpyrifos, a toxic insecticide linked to health problems, has increased — and activists say the state has done little to limit the risks.
Categories: Ecological News

How an American with a knack for math saved India from famine.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
An account of what happened 50 years ago when science and policy met in a crisis and actually talked to each other.
Categories: Ecological News

Turkey to double coal capacity in four years.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Turkey is planning to double its coal power capacity in four years, the third largest investment in the polluting fossil fuel in the world, health campaigners have warned.
Categories: Ecological News

Waterways may be contaminated with high levels of BPA released into the atmosphere.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Our water may be contaminated by hormone-disrupting pollutants. Scientists have discovered that harmful concentrations of bisphenol-A may have been deposited directly into rivers and streams by municipal or industrial wastewater.
Categories: Ecological News

Publish or perish.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Universities should release reports to show what they are doing to tackle misconduct — and funders should help them to do so effectively.
Categories: Ecological News

Industry delayed EU regulation of toxic chemicals.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
A report out on Wednesday shows how industry lobbied EU institutions to kill regulation on possible toxic chemicals used in everyday products.
Categories: Ecological News

BC researchers seek immigrant women for heavy metals study.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Women who’ve moved to the Lower Mainland from certain South and East Asian areas are being sought for a major study measuring their levels of heavy metals and environmental toxins.
Categories: Ecological News

High blood lead levels confirmed in half of Broken Hill children.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Health authorities have officially lowered the acceptable threshold for blood lead levels, meaning more than 50 per cent of Broken Hill children are over the limit.
Categories: Ecological News

A century of buried toxins in the Anacostia are coming to the surface.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Lawmakers and activists talk about the day, after a cleanup is done in a decade or more, that children will be able to learn to swim in the Anacostia’s waters and residents will be able to feast on fish they catch themselves.
Categories: Ecological News

In heavily fracked Ohio county, unsafe levels of toxic pollutants.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
A new study finds cancer-causing chemicals in the air many times higher than the EPA considers safe for long-term exposure.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution in Ho Chi Minh’s newly-revived canal kills fish in mass.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Tens of thousands of fish have died on the upstream part of Ho Chi Minh City’s major canal Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe this week as officials said the first rains of the season pushed sewage into it.
Categories: Ecological News

Dear Li Keqiang: ‘Please respect our rights and environment.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Chinese premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Latin America raises concerns about the impacts of mining, oil, agriculture and infrastructure projects.
Categories: Ecological News

The truth behind Peabody's campaign to rebrand coal as a poverty cure.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
The world’s largest privately-held coal company has a long history of attacking climate science. Now it is working to change the conversation from a climate crisis to one of global poverty – with coal as the solution.
Categories: Ecological News

Peabody Energy exploited Ebola crisis for corporate gain, say health experts.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
Public health experts involved in the response to the Ebola crisis have condemned what they described as a ludicrous, insulting and opportunistic attempt to exploit the disease for corporate gain by the world’s largest privately-held coal company.
Categories: Ecological News

Shift from coal at Lake Julian represents end of an era.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
The closing of the coal-fired Lake Julian power plant mirrors a nationwide trend of utility companies shifting from environmentally cumbersome coal usage to cleaner burning natural gas, although that energy source carries its own negative ecological freight.
Categories: Ecological News

White House makes bid to save honeybees but ignores toxic pesticides.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:30
The White House has announced an ambitious plan that makes millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly but does not ban the use of neonicotinoids, which research shows are closely linked to bee life loss.
Categories: Ecological News
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