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

Study: Cosmetic talc products carry asbestos peril.

Talc, the fine, powdery mineral used in thousands of consumer products by everyone from newborns to the elderly, can be a killer when it's contaminated with asbestos, which some public health experts say happens far more often than miners and manufacturers acknowledge.
Categories: Ecological News

More fat, less bone? Flame retardant may deliver a one-two punch.

A flame retardant chemical introduced in 20013 as an alternative to PBDE flame retardants appears to affect the system that controls whether stem cells become fat cells or bone cells, pushing them toward becoming fat cells. They could be contributing to the the growing epidemics of obesity and osteoporosis.
Categories: Ecological News

Fuel drips at gas stations may add up to big problem, study says.

Little things can become a big deal, especially if they happen over and over again. A recently published study suggests that may be true of the many small spills that occur when motorists refuel their vehicles at service stations.
Categories: Ecological News

U.S. jockeys with China over GMO crop issues.

With U.S. approval for Dow AgroSciences' package of chemicals and new genetically engineered crops now in hand, the Dow Chemical Co unit faces a major obstacle to a $1 billion market opportunity: Chinese import barriers.
Categories: Ecological News

VA vows to pay families sickened after exposure to Lejeune water.

Despite promises by the Department of Veterans Affairs, critics of the agency say they don’t trust it to help Marine Corps family members exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune because the VA is still fumbling the cases of sickened veterans two years after Congress ordered they be treated for free or at low cost.
Categories: Ecological News

Japan, US accused of failing Okinawa residents, veterans allegedly sickened by Agent Orange.

A journalist who has documented the alleged existence of Agent Orange on Okinawa has accused Tokyo and Washington of side-stepping their responsibilities to local residents and military personnel who may have been exposed to the toxic defoliant.
Categories: Ecological News

Tumors in Florida’s endangered sea turtles linked to polluted oceans.

For decades, green sea turtles have been plagued by a virus that causes cauliflower-like tumors to sprout from their eyes, mouths, fins and soft tissue. Now researchers think they have an answer for what’s causing the tumors: pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Feds warn plastic bag makers over misleading biodegradable claim.

“Eco-friendly.” “All natural.” “Biodegradable.” Store aisles are littered with nebulous descriptors of vague environmental claims. Increasingly, however, the US Federal Trade Commission is asking these companies to show the science behind their adjectives – or keep mum.
Categories: Ecological News

Tijuana border dump generates more controversy.

An old landfill in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana continues drawing binational scrutiny. In a recent meeting, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez expressed concern to a Mexican counterpart that the closed El Jibarito dump site could endanger public health on both sides of the border.
Categories: Ecological News

Election-year water crisis taking a toll on Brazil's economy.

After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long drought, Brazil's most populous state is finally coming to terms with an uncomfortable reality: It is running out of water.
Categories: Ecological News

Politics and the pipeline: Plains bedfellows.

Despite the overwhelming support in South Dakota, the Keystone XL pipeline has also created new alliances in opposition to it, pushing ranchers from red, rural counties to join with the political bloc perhaps most well-versed in fighting for land rights in South Dakota and elsewhere: Native Americans (Part 2 of 3).
Categories: Ecological News

Activists urge Americans to vote 'climate.'

Environmental activists, backed by a billionaire philanthropist, have launched an unprecedented campaign to push voters to elect leaders this November who are willing to confront global warming.
Categories: Ecological News

3 California counties voting on fracking bans.

Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production.
Categories: Ecological News

Family Research Council warns gay rights are part of global warming depopulation conspiracy.

US Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has warned that "climate change alarmists" are seeking to "promote homosexuality" to control the population growth of humans on the Earth. "It doesn't lead to reproduction."
Categories: Ecological News

Chevron money rains down on Richmond election.

With its mighty East Bay refinery under attack from environmentally minded politicians here, Chevron is pouring staggering sums of money into this blue-collar town's local election -- raising eyebrows across the nation and questions about the role global corporations should play in local politics.
Categories: Ecological News

Chevron's 'company town' fights back: Interview with Gayle McLaughlin.

One of the most interesting and significant elections in the country is happening not at the state or federal level but in the small city of Richmond, California, and under the enormous influence of Chevron, the multinational energy company that keeps a problematic oil refinery in the city.
Categories: Ecological News

Environmental groups sue over smog cleanup plan.

The Sierra Club and several other environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking a more aggressive strategy to reducing smog in Southern California.
Categories: Ecological News

Ozone season ends; state ushers in wood smoke restrictions.

With a milder summer ozone under the belt of the Wasatch Front, it is now time for residents to prepare for winter pollution and ways to help clear the skies.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge blames toxic Kewaunee County wells on ‘massive regulatory failure.’

An administrative law judge says "massive regulatory failure" led to groundwater contamination in a dairy farming region and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources must use its powers to prevent further pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Doctors learn to push back, gently, against anti-vaccination movement.

Studies have firmly debunked the notion that vaccines cause autism. Yet that is one of the most common claims made by a persistent national anti-vaccination movement that treats Dr. Paul Offit as public enemy No. 1.
Categories: Ecological News
Syndicate content