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Scientists using social media to track air pollution in China.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
Tracking pollution in all but the biggest Chinese cities can be impossible since local governments don't release any data to the public. So researchers have come up with an innovative solution: If you can't follow the pollution itself, follow the complaints about it on social media.
Categories: Ecological News

Eurojust: Organized crime is damaging environment.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
A new report by Eurojust, the EU’s judicial cooperation body, reveals that organized crime groups are behind cross-border environmental crime. At the same time, statistics show that environmental crime is seldom prosecuted by national authorities.
Categories: Ecological News

Pennsylvania cites coke plant 6 times.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
The ArcelorMittal coke plant in Monessen has been cited six times for illegal emissions since reopening in April, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Categories: Ecological News

India’s obligation on climate.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
The breakthrough announcement last week by the United States and China of a deal setting limits on greenhouse gases has offered new hope for a global agreement on climate change. Now the world needs India, already the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, to add to the momentum.
Categories: Ecological News

Cope with drought by thinning forests.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
With the likelihood that climate change will continue to exacerbate the drought, the state and federal governments must do a better job of managing the forests. We urge Congress to approve the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act and the state to invest more in thinning our forests.
Categories: Ecological News

Energy East: All that oil won’t move itself.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
If there were ever a major energy project that Canada’s economy needed it is the Energy East pipeline. It would demonstrate to skeptics the viability of transporting bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands via pipeline, lessen dependence on rail, and open new markets for Canadian crude.
Categories: Ecological News

Taking the lead on Arctic issues.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
As Alaskans and the rest of America emerge from their election bunkers and turn on their televisions again, we are faced with another pressing issue of lasting importance: making the Arctic a national and international priority in a manner that benefits those who live in the far north.
Categories: Ecological News

The environmental consequences of Iran sanctions.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
Iran’s drive for 'independent' development, in the face of international pressure over the nuclear programme, has degraded its air, water and land.
Categories: Ecological News

What experts in diabetes are saying about education and prevention.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
What does diabetes cost all of us? It’s the number one cause of adult blindness, number one cause of kidney failure, number one cause of amputation, and a huge contributor to heart attack and stroke.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas drilling brings health complaints, but little enforcement.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
In the last two years, the Texas Commission Commission on Environmental Quality has received more than 400 complaints related to air quality that residents believed resulted from drilling in the Barnett and Eagle Ford shales.
Categories: Ecological News

Antibodies vs bacteria: Making resistance futile.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
Jan Kemper's laboratory in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is part of a new front in the ancient war between man and microbe. The antibodies Kemper’s cells produce are designed to attack bacteria, and thus back up conventional antibiotics, some of which are failing in the face of rising resistance.
Categories: Ecological News

Greek dilemma: Is gold mine worth the ecological risk?

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
A billion-dollar project in the Halkidiki peninsula could bring thousands of jobs to struggling Greeks. But the trade-off might be serious damage to flora and fauna in the tourist region.
Categories: Ecological News

'Little Things Matter' exposes big threat to children's brains.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
A new seven-minute project, "Little Things Matter," draws on emerging scientific evidence that even mild exposures to common contaminants can derail normal brain development -- lowering IQs and raising risks of behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Categories: Ecological News

Nuclear safety: The ultimate security blanket.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
Almost three decades after the catastrophe that wrecked it, a proper tomb for reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is nearing completion.
Categories: Ecological News

The stoves used by millions in developing countries are a silent killer.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
As many as 4 million people in developing countries die every year from illnesses caused by smoke and other pollutants that fill their homes every time they fire up the stove to cook a meal for their families.
Categories: Ecological News

In battle against food waste, rethinking 'use by' labels.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
Food waste is a growing global concern, with 1.3 billion tons of food going to waste each year, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Aside from the morality of such loss, the economic and environmental implications are staggering.
Categories: Ecological News

Half Yemen's children malnourished as hunger worsens strife.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
Nearly half the children in Yemen are suffering from malnutrition, the agriculture minister has said, as insurgencies, water scarcity and climate change exacerbate sectarian strife in the Arabian Peninsula's poorest state.
Categories: Ecological News

Obesity 'costing same as smoking.'

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research has suggested.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking waste lawsuit waged.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Franklin County court claims Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources illegally approved 23 fracking waste facilities.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil and schools don't mix, enviro groups say.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 51 min ago
About 350 New York state schools lie within a mile of railroad tracks used by trains carrying volatile crude oil, a coalition of environmental and other advocacy groups said Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News
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