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Jared Diamond on what we can learn from traditional societies.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Jared Diamond writes books that focus on the big issues of life that everybody's concerned with--survival, sex and why history turned out the way it did. He says the United States is an example of a successful society but is at risk of screwing things up.
Categories: Ecological News

Warning of pesticide-related birth defect data was ample, witness says.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
An expert witness testified in a trial Thursday that there was ample information linking pesticides with birth defects years before the birth of an Oxnard boy who sued over his condition.
Categories: Ecological News

100 days: Pollution harms people of color the most. Trump is making it worse.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
The administration attacks environmental justice.
Categories: Ecological News

America’s other drug problem.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Every year nursing homes nationwide flush, burn or throw out tons of valuable prescription drugs. Iowa collects them and gives them to needy patients for free. Most other states don’t.
Categories: Ecological News

East Coast readies for fresh climate fight as Trump eyes more offshore drilling.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Communities along the East Coast are steeling themselves for a fresh round of angst and protest over offshore drilling, with Donald Trump set to throw open vast swathes of the Atlantic seaboard to oil and gas companies.
Categories: Ecological News

On metal mining, Minnesota can learn from ... El Salvador?

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Declaring that El Salvador's fragile environment could not sustain metal mining, legislators across the political spectrum approved a nationwide ban. Any lessons to be learned, Minnesota?
Categories: Ecological News

An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Protestors want a pipeline to be moved, fearing it will leak into the Great Lakes, which contain a fifth of the world's fresh water.
Categories: Ecological News

The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is in another controversy.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
The same company that built the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline has twice spilled drilling fluids in two pristine Ohio wetlands this month.
Categories: Ecological News

Invisible 'bird killer' lurks in revitalized New Jersey Meadowlands.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
A flare, burning off methane created by decomposing garbage, poses a potentially lethal threat to unsuspecting birds that pass through it.
Categories: Ecological News

US EPA considers repealing, replacing programs that help prevent childhood lead exposure.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Environmentalists brace for the worst, and advocates say the move will leave children more exposed to lead.
Categories: Ecological News

‘Rising pollution levels reduce lung function among diabetics.'

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
The results of the Wellcome Trust Genetic study are a startling indicator of how diabetic patients are at great risk of impaired lung function due to air pollution in Pune.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge says Exxon owes $19.95 million for Texas refinery pollution.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that ExxonMobil Corp should pay a $19.95 million penalty for pollution from its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex between 2005 and 2013.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change deepening Horn of Africa's hunger crisis, Oxfam says.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Climate change is making drought and humanitarian disasters worse in the Horn of Africa, Oxfam said on Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Smog becomes a political issue in South Korean election.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Seoul’s air now regularly ranks among the dirtiest in Asia. Politicians blame China.
Categories: Ecological News

As farms dry up, Kenyan women switch to clean energy businesses.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
Clean energy businesses are giving women steady income and protecting forests, which in turn help stave off drought.
Categories: Ecological News

Britain loses case to delay submission of air pollution plan.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
The British government has failed in a legal bid to delay the publication of its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election on June 8.
Categories: Ecological News

Hume Coal mine would threaten water and net just $6m in royalties a year for NSW.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
A controversial underground coalmine that will threaten the water supply of 71 landowners in NSW’s southern highlands will net the state government just $120m over two decades, locals have been told.
Categories: Ecological News

Appeals court grants Trump request to delay mercury air pollution case.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request from the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal mine reality for President Trump.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
If Congress and the president don’t act, 22,500 retired union miners will lose their health coverage.
Categories: Ecological News

Playing politics with the nation’s health.

Environmental Health News - 19 min 57 sec ago
The high court shouldn’t have been asked to decide on this. But it has rightly ruled against the government’s latest efforts to delay action on air quality.
Categories: Ecological News
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