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15 Ways to Make Your Yard More Bird-Friendly

EarthEasy Blog - 2 hours 43 min ago
Could your yard or garden help save our declining bird population?
Categories: Ecological News

Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

ENN Climate - 5 hours 14 min ago
Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain — extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an international team of climate scientists has found a connection between many extreme weather events and the impact climate change is having on the jet stream.
Categories: Ecological News

Rising Flood Insurance Costs a Growing Burden to Communities and Homeowners in New York City

ENN Climate - 5 hours 21 min ago
Flood insurance is already difficult to afford for many homeowners in New York City, and the situation will only worsen as flood maps are revised to reflect current risk and if the federal government continues to move toward risk-based rates, according to a first-of-its-kind study by the RAND Corporation.
Categories: Ecological News

Northern oceans pumped CO2 into the atmosphere

ENN Climate - 5 hours 43 min ago
At the same time the pH of the surface waters in these oceans decreased, making them more acidic. Both of these findings imply changes in ocean circulation and primary productivity as a result of natural climate changes of the time. The findings were recently published in Nature Communications.Oceans changed functionToday the cold Arctic and Nordic Seas are especially efficient areas for uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere. The oceans have been capable of mitigating some of the increase in greenhouse gas release resulting from human activities such as combustion of fossil fuels, by absorbing about 40% of the emitted CO2“Our research shows that areas in Norwegian Sea had changed their function on  several occasions through the past 135 000 years: Instead of absorbing CO2 from the air, they released more of the greenhouse gas into it.” says first author of the study Mohamed Ezat from Centre of Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE), Department of Geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Categories: Ecological News

Spiral of doom: hotter world increases cattle methane emissions

The Ecologist Magazine - 6 hours 8 min ago
A vicious cycle of climate change, cattle diet and rising methane has been revealed in a new scientific study: as temperatures rise, forage plants get tougher and harder to digest, and cause more methane to be produced in bovine stomachs. And with cattle numbers rising and methane 85 times more powerful a greenhouse gas over 20 years, that spells trouble.
Categories: Ecological News

WV Senate passes tank safety roll back, preps for water, drilling bills.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
State senators gave final approval to a bill that again rolls back West Virginia’s landmark chemical tank safety law, and they prepared for action on separate legislation that could weaken the state’s water pollution protections.
Categories: Ecological News

Study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
While the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so.
Categories: Ecological News

Ripples from US nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant's cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse, brings with it some give-and-take.
Categories: Ecological News

An 'elevated' lead level isn't enough for Allegheny County to help some kids.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
Roughly 800 children in the county had capillary blood test results in 2014 that showed lead levels between 5 and 9, according to state and county data.
Categories: Ecological News

What do you do when your child has high lead levels?

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
Meet a family whose child had high lead levels in her blood, and find out what they did to fix it.
Categories: Ecological News

More lies on Planned Parenthood.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
Multiple investigations have yielded nothing, but the misinformation campaign continues.
Categories: Ecological News

School lunch share tables fight food waste and hunger.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
Some states are trying to halt the practice of share tables, which offer unopened, unwanted food to hungry students.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: Detoxify your clothes.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
German outdoor outfitter Vaude has vowed to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020. But are customers willing to pay more for greener textiles?
Categories: Ecological News

Doctor: To fight asthma, fight global warming.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
A pediatrician warns that climate change is worsening allergies and air pollution, raising the risks for kids with asthma.
Categories: Ecological News

QU professor to study Naugatuck River for potential cancer link.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
Growing up in the Naugatuck River Valley, Courtney McGinnis recalls the warnings about swimming or fishing in the river, known to be polluted with industrial waste.
Categories: Ecological News

Drought and war heighten threat of not just 1 famine, but 4.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
Six years after its last famine, another is about to tighten its grip on Somalia. South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen are also at risk.
Categories: Ecological News

North Dakota pipeline spill larger than previously thought.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
An initial appraisal of the Belle Fourche Pipeline spill in December estimated that 176,000 gallons of oil had been released from the leaking pipe. But now, officials are saying that number was actually about three times larger – 529,839 gallons of leaked oil.
Categories: Ecological News

Scorching Phoenix may be out of position to deal with climate change.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
As a concept, Phoenix never made sense, and yet 1.5 million people managed to make a home in a scorching desert, and it worked. That was before the climate started changing.
Categories: Ecological News

Oregon pipeline: Protesters fear pollution.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 31 min ago
Tribal and community members gather outside courthouse in protest of pipeline.
Categories: Ecological News
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