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Breaking News: Keystone decision to be delayed.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.
Categories: Ecological News

China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Large colonies of micro-organisms - some capable of causing serious disease - have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities.
Categories: Ecological News

As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such as Sinopec Corp.
Categories: Ecological News

Triclosan aids nasal invasions by staph.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Sneezing out antimicrobial snot may sound like a superpower, but it actually could be a handicap. Microbiologist Blaise Boles and colleagues swabbed the noses of 90 adults and found that having triclosan-containing snot could double a person’s likelihood of carrying staph. The microbes may have adapted to triclosan.
Categories: Ecological News

Gene increases meat-eaters' cancer risk.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
One in three people carry a gene that significantly raises the risk of developing bowel cancer from eating processed meat, new research shows.
Categories: Ecological News

Ontario bids farewell to coal.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
It wasn’t headline news, but the closing of the last coal-fired power generation plant in Ontario is a significant milestone for the province.
Categories: Ecological News

A much loved coal showdown.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
The Central Appalachian coal industry is fading for simple economic reasons: depletion of rich seams and competition from low-cost gas and western coal. The retreat can't be blamed on the fictitious White House "war on coal."
Categories: Ecological News

Battle to clean up soil.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
It will be a complicated, costly and difficult task to restore the polluted soil to health and prevent any future contamination, and we should not expect it to yield swift results. But it is a mission that the central authorities must remain resolute in fulfilling, as it is battle that China cannot afford to lose.
Categories: Ecological News

Feeding 9 Billion.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. How can we do that without overwhelming the planet?
Categories: Ecological News

Salvation gets cheap.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
So is the climate threat solved? Well, it should be. The science is solid; the technology is there; the economics look far more favorable than anyone expected. All that stands in the way of saving the planet is a combination of ignorance, prejudice and vested interests. What could go wrong? Oh, wait.
Categories: Ecological News

Washington governor weighs tenfold increase in cancer risk for fish eaters.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
How much risk of cancer from eating fish is too much? Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has privately advanced a proposal that would likely pass legal muster but that worries Indian tribes and environmentalists. It would allow a tenfold increase in allowable cancer risk under the law.
Categories: Ecological News

Industry heavyweights come to Vermont to oppose toxic chemicals bill.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Global technology giant IBM has joined the opposition to a Vermont proposal to regulate chemicals in children’s products that the state’s health department considers harmful.
Categories: Ecological News

Lowe's agrees to $500,000 fine to settle claims of lead paint rules violations.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Ranchers and tribes’ Klamath agreement shifts the hard work to Congress.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Congress will soon be charged with solving decades of water conflicts in the Klamath Basin - an arid region spanning Southern Oregon and Northern California.
Categories: Ecological News

Water policy: Major Obama proposal doesn't change farm rules.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Agriculture is different, Congress decided when passing the 1972 Clean Water Act. For the most part, the people who grow the country's food can plow their fields, build roads, spread fertilizer and drain water off their crops without needing a permit for filling in wetlands or washing pollutants into streams.
Categories: Ecological News

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's US oil spill.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.
Categories: Ecological News

China's coal boom is slowing — that's a huge deal for climate change.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
How much global warming will we get in the future? That largely depends on how much extra carbon-dioxide humans put in the atmosphere. And that — in large part — hinges on how much coal China ends up burning in the years ahead.
Categories: Ecological News

Michael Mann, U. of Virginia win FOIA case.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher.
Categories: Ecological News

Drunken trees: Dramatic signs of climate change.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
Sarah James, an Alaska Native elder, says global warming is radically changing her homeland. Even the forests no longer grow straight. Melting ground has caused trees to tilt or fall.
Categories: Ecological News

Will Salt Lake City's growing smog threaten its economic growth?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
With smog keeping children indoors during winter months, the area's reputation for healthy outdoor living could be on the line.
Categories: Ecological News
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