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Ecological News

The 10 Best Reasons to Get Outside this Winter

EarthEasy Blog - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 23:17
Are you spending winter indoors? You may be missing out on some important benefits of getting outside this season.
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Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators

ENN Climate - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:33
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering grounds.A mumeration can hold many thousands of starlings but the reasons why they put on these amazing displays are not well understood.
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VIDEO: Flint frustrated a year after Snyder’s ‘fix it’ promise.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
As the Republican governor prepares Tuesday for his seventh annual address to state lawmakers, bottled and filtered water continue to be the norm in the beleaguered city.
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Federal government vows action on mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows ‘once and for all.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Working with provincial and First Nations leaders, Ottawa will address mercury contamination that has plagued Grassy Narrows for decades, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
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China’s local weather bureaus ordered to stop issuing smog warnings … but new alert system not yet in place.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Move meant to clarify responsibility among agencies may cause public confusion, expert says.
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Expert: Many plastic food wrappers and containers unsafe.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
The Government should look into the use of paper wrappers for foodstuff to replace the plastics used now, a toxicologist said.
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Turnbull backs cleaner coal for hitting renewable target.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Australia should be a world leader in demonstrating that carbon emissions can be lowered by replacing ageing electricity generators with new and emerging technologies to produce cleaner coal, Malcolm Turnbull has declared.
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Chinese tourists seek ‘lung cleansing’ trips to Antarctica and Iceland as smog worsens.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
The growing issue of air pollution in China has caused several of its residents to plan “smog escapes” in search of clean air in far-flung places such as Iceland and Antarctica.
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London toxic smog alert issued for next three days in 'public health emergency.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Mayor Sadiq Khan today put London on toxic air alert for at least three days.
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Families say contamination in Laurel Bay military housing community caused children's cancer.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Some military families believe oil tanks below military housing in South Carolina are causing cancer in their children. They say at least 15 children who lived on or near the Laurel Bay military housing community are sick with cancer.
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Downriver water quality concerns prompt testing.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Water quality concerns in Downriver communities prompted the Great Lakes Water Authority to test the taps there and at least one Wayne County municipality to conduct its own review, officials said Monday.
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California upgrades environmental justice tool.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
CalEnviroScreen looks at a number of different factors to identify neighborhoods that have significant impacts from pollution and other factors.
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Fix the mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows now.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
So many years after the closing of the paper mill that caused this disaster, it’s high time to put it to an end.
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Trump’s vaccine-commission idea is biased and dangerous.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Scientists must fight back with the truth about the debunked link between vaccines and autism.
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For 8 years the EPA has made life hard for too many Americans. That’s about to change.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
The EPA has made the last eight years hard for families in Wyoming and across rural America. Today, there is reason to be hopeful. The status quo at the EPA is changing.
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P&G should do more to protect public health.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
P&G's new preservative tracker and chemical policies are positive changes in the industry, but the manufacturing giant should do more to ensure our everyday personal care products are toxic-free.
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Will better science help protect us from chemical exposures?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
A new National Academy of Sciences' risk assessment could accelerate public health protection from pesticides.
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Environmental opposition mounts against EPA boss nominee; clean air, water protections at risk, scientists say.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Environmentalists, scientists and U.S. Senate Democrats are mustering opposition in preparation for Wednesday's scheduled confirmation hearings for U.S. EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt.
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EPA cranks out toxics rules during Obama’s last days in office.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency’s office that oversees the safety of chemicals in industrial and household products has been exceptionally busy in the final days of the Obama Administration.
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The tree that shaped human history.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
No plant has held such sway over human imagination as the fig tree. Few others have as much potential to enrich our future.
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