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Targeted as a coal ash dumping ground, this Georgia town fought back.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
When news spread that Republic Services planned to dump trainloads of toxic coal ash in a local landfill, citizens, led by the local newspaper, fought—and won.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains.
Categories: Ecological News

A million bottles a minute: World's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change.'

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments.
Categories: Ecological News

Ontario commits $85 million to clean up ‘gross neglect’ at Grassy Narrows.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Generations sickened by mercury poisoning prompt province to agree to fund cleanup.
Categories: Ecological News

The clue to next year's flu strain could be inside you.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Decade-old snot collected from the sinuses of cancer patients reveal a new technique to forecast how flu evolves.
Categories: Ecological News

Advocates: New study bolsters case for Trump to reverse course on offshore oil exploration.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
As a key deadline looms in President Trump’s push to expand offshore drilling, a new study shows seismic surveys for oil and gas may harm tiny ocean creatures called zooplankton as well as the whales and dolphins that feed on them.
Categories: Ecological News

Violence spreads ahead of election in drought-hit Kenya.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Politicians have been accused of stoking land conflict between farmers, herders and indigenous groups to win votes, while failing to address the root cause.
Categories: Ecological News

Citizen-led PFOA health study launched in Merrimack.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
As state officials begin to receive blood test results from Merrimack Village District water customers, a local group frustrated with the process is launching its own health study.
Categories: Ecological News

Panel seeks input on bill reducing exposure to flame retardant chemicals.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
The state’s Public Health Committee heard from the public on Tuesday regarding a bill that would prohibit the sale of children’s products and furniture with high amounts of flame retardant chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemours says it has stopped GenX discharge at North Carolina plant.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Chemours said it has captured the wastewater that leaked the toxic chemical GenX from its Fayetteville, North Carolina, plant into a nearby river.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead poisoning continues to cause problems for KC children.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
The number of poisonings is largely concentrated in poor neighborhoods where the homes are older.
Categories: Ecological News

More health problems reported with hair and skin care products.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Manufacturers are not required to tell the Food and Drug Administration about safety issues with cosmetics or hair and skin care products. That can leave people in the dark about health risks.
Categories: Ecological News

Illinois retailers sue Cook County to halt sugary drink tax.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
A group of retailers Tuesday sued Cook County, Illinois, to try to block the sweetened beverage tax scheduled to go into effect in the Chicago area on Saturday, arguing it is unconstitutional and too vague for stores to implement.
Categories: Ecological News

The hidden economic costs of child marriage.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Ending child marriage would cut population growth and boost girls' educational achievements and earning ability.
Categories: Ecological News

Residents question West Calumet demolition plan.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
About 70 people looking for answers showed up at Monday's meeting on the proposed demolition of the West Calumet Housing Complex and its impact on the environment.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil recycler permit shows it emits more than foul odors.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
DEQ requires new pollution controls at APES plant in North Portland, but its emissions still will be toxic.
Categories: Ecological News

GenX discharge appears to be stopped; questions just beginning.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Questions surrounding the presence of the unregulated chemical compound GenX in the Cape Fear River and drinking water of possibly a quarter million people continue to mount.
Categories: Ecological News

Saving the Chicago River from sewage.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Someday, Chicagoans may swim in a river they didn't restore, because someone long ago did it for them.
Categories: Ecological News

Repeated radiation warnings go unheeded at sensitive Idaho nuclear plant.

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
The inhalation of plutonium by 16 workers is preceded and followed by other contamination incidents but the private contractor in charge suffers only a light penalty.
Categories: Ecological News

Will cancer warning make you avoid Roundup weed killer?

Environmental Health News - 5 hours 27 min ago
The California decision to require a warning label marks the latest flash point in a years-long fight between environmentalists, some scientists and Roundup’s maker, the chemical giant Monsanto, with government agencies often caught in between.
Categories: Ecological News
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