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Bad air days at Texas parks.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Around North Texas parks and playgrounds, children are breathing dangerous doses of toxic fumes from gas industry sites.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemicals industry ramps up political spending for midterms.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
The American Chemistry Council has more than trippled its political spending ahead of the midterm elections as it fights tougher chemical regulations in Washington, according a new report from a watchdog group.
Categories: Ecological News

Zeroing in on a risk factor? PBDE exposure and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Although no longer manufactured here, PBDE flame retardants are still found in imported and older products; they also persist in the environment. A new study suggests that exposure to specific PBDE congeners may be a risk factor for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Categories: Ecological News

Pesticides and autism spectrum disorders.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
A new study reports an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder among children whose mothers lived during pregnancy near fields where pesticides were applied.
Categories: Ecological News

Fire retardants wash out in laundry.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Flame retardants used in furniture and electronics work their way into aquatic food chains, accumulating in organisms from mussels to fish to seals.
Categories: Ecological News

Brown criticized for veto of bill to reform toxic substances agency.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of a bill to reform the California Department of Toxic Substances Control is drawing indignation from community groups and state legislators who had pressed for broad changes at the troubled agency.
Categories: Ecological News

Remote-sensing applications for environmental health research.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
More than 1,000 manmade satellites currently orbit our planet. A small number play a critical and quickly expanding role: monitoring the Earth's surface and atmosphere to track environmental conditions that are intimately tied to human health.
Categories: Ecological News

Open pits offer cheap disposal for fracking sludge, but health worries mount.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
A commercial waste facility that will receive millions of barrels of toxic sludge from oil and gas production, is taking shape less than a mile from a Nordheim, Texas, school amidst concerns that wind will expose students to traces of dangerous chemicals, including benzene.
Categories: Ecological News

India's environment at risk.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
The Supreme Court of India acted wisely to protect both the nation's democracy and environment in a landmark decision last week that orders the government to scrap 214 coal mining concessions.
Categories: Ecological News

Sea pollution from fish farms.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
With the potential impact on public health and on Malta’s tourism industry, the need for action is imperative.
Categories: Ecological News

Mr. Obama’s Pacific monument.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Republicans will complain, but they should remember that it was President George W. Bush who created the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Mr. Obama only expanded it. Building an environmental legacy is an idea with bipartisan appeal.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change is threatening our health.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Physicians all over the world are concluding that a healthier planet will mean a healthier population.
Categories: Ecological News

The trade clause that overrules governments.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
One of the public policy paradoxes of the past quarter-century is why the center-left governments of advanced economies have supported trade policies that undermine the very environmental and labor protections they fight for at home.
Categories: Ecological News

Baker Hughes starts disclosing frac chemicals.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Baker Hughes Inc. this month will start disclosing all of the chemicals it uses during hydraulic fracturing — the first of the major oil field service companies to adopt a policy of transparency.
Categories: Ecological News

New federal rule allows freighters to dump cargo remnants into Great Lakes.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Environmental groups came up short in their fight to prevent freighters from sweeping or washing limestone, iron ore, coal and other non-toxic remnants of their dry cargo into the Great Lakes.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA planning to issue health advisories on harmful algal blooms by May 2015.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to issue by May 2015 drinking water health advisories for cyanobacteria, the harmful forms of blue-green algae that contaminated water supplies in Toledo, Ohio, and resulted in a weekend-long ban in early August.
Categories: Ecological News

Massive Mongolian mine endangers nomads’ water, way of life.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
As the massive Oyu Tolgoi mine scales up, the operation that’s now led by mining giant Rio Tinto has struggled to live up to its promises of world-class environmental standards. The mine pledged, for example, to leave herders’ scarce water sources untouched.
Categories: Ecological News

Troubled waters.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
In 100 years, the Spokane River has transformed from sacred ground to sewage dump to the region's resilient mascot. Civilization has suffocated it. Industry has dammed it, poisoned it. Neighbors have forsaken it. Still it flows.
Categories: Ecological News

The battle in California to save waterfowl from ending up as dead ducks.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
A third year of drought in California, this one the most extreme, has created a perfect storm of an environment for botulism bacteria to explode.
Categories: Ecological News

How 'green' is your coffee? You probably don't know.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 28 min ago
While many products commonly found in the grocery aisles are just now receiving the environmentally friendly treatment, some are old-timers in the field. Consider the case of coffee.
Categories: Ecological News
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