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Ecological News

Drowning in plastic.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
It will be difficult to explain to future generations how and why humanity decided to use the planet’s oceans as a dustbin for plastic, a material known for its durability. Perhaps we thought it magically evaporated.
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‘Fifty miles out we could smell the pollution’: sailing amid the ocean litter.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
For the majority of landlubbers, the fact that the world’s oceans are clogging up with the detritus of a rampant consumer society can easily be ignored. For most, the watery expanses beyond our coastlines might just as well be another planet.
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Meant to keep malaria out, mosquito nets are used to haul fish in.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing problem, an unintended consequence of one of the biggest and most celebrated public health campaigns in recent years. The nets have helped save millions of lives, but scientists worry about the collateral damage: Africa’s fish.
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How Keystone review undercut Obama's climate policies.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Ranchers arrested for trespassing on their own property. Preachers moonlighting as land agents. Billionaire activists hiring former Navy SEALs to conduct mock terror attacks. Given the farcical turns the fight over Keystone XL has taken, it's only fitting that the pipeline has reemerged as a top priority for the new Republican Congress.
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Research: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May Travel Via Feedlot Dust.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
There have been many concerns raised in recent years about the overuse of antibiotics on farms, but the effect such uses have on human health is not fully understood.
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New Ebola cases rapidly fall in West Africa.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
LIBERIA said tonight it had just five remaining cases of Ebola, confirming it was close to eradicating an epidemic which has left thousands dead. Liberia had a peak of more than 300 new cases a week in August and September.
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Obama go to: Pollution level 'hazardous' in Delhi.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
New Delhi: A study conducted at six places US President Barack Obama is slated to visit has found that air pollution levels are three times more than Indian safety standards and nine times than the WHO limit.
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In Silver case, US cites link to litigation tied to asbestos.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
In the criminal complaint against New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, he is identified simply as “Doctor-1.” But Dr. Robert N. Taub, who headed a Columbia University center dedicated to curing a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos, is no ordinary doctor.
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No prospect of relief from constant nuclear headache.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
A private consortium formed to deal with Europe’s most difficult nuclear waste at a site in Britain’s beautiful Lake District has been sacked by the British government because not sufficient progress has been made in making it safe.
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U.N. moves toward ocean biodiversity treaty.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
U.N. member states Saturday agreed to begin negotiations on a treaty to protect marine biodiversity in ocean areas extending beyond territorial waters, a move heralded by environmental organizations.
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In scenic Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, a proposed sewer outfall causes nasty fallout.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Rehoboth Beach has a plan to clean up Rehoboth Bay, which for decades has received waste water from a nearby sewer facility. The city's solution is causing an uproar, because it would use a tunnel to divert the wastewater through a pipe to the ocean, a mile offshore.
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Dry January starts familiar feeling of dread among farm water leaders.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Facing a fourth drought year and maybe the driest January on record, farm water leaders hope storms are on the way, but they saw a dry January last year and got no water from the federal Central Valley Project.
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In UK, MPs demand moratorium on fracking.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
A moratorium on fracking in Britain in the interests of combating climate change will be demanded by an influential committee of MPs tomorrow.
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Wisconsin’s frac sand industry is big business—and big trouble for the state’s waterways.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Cattle farmer Ken Schmitt walked up to a creek near his Wisconsin farm last June. Instead of a crystal-clear brook, he saw what looked like coffee with cream. Effluent from a nearby mine, where a company harvests sand used in the fracking industry, had washed into the creek during a rainstorm.
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No state or federal aid for handling bird-killing goo emergency.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
The deaths of birds from a sticky goo on San Francisco Bay this past week signaled an environmental emergency, but the network of skilled government agencies trained to swiftly respond to bay disasters was nowhere to be found.
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NRA signs off on TEPCO plan to release decontaminated groundwater into sea.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Japan's nuclear watchdog gave the green light to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant to discharge pumped up groundwater into the sea if radioactive substances in the water are within safety standards.
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TEPCO racing against time to process 280,000 tons of tainted water at Fukushima plant.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will likely fall short of fulfilling its pledge to process all highly radioactive water stored at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant by the end of March.
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One small step for mankind, one giant leap for bell frogs.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Gleaming green frogs barely larger than a child's hand are set to be a major winner as energy company Shell packs up a decommissioned crude oil refinery at Clyde, in Sydney's west.
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Poll shows 90 per cent support for NSW Premier Mike Baird's recycling scheme.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Consumer support for the Baird government's decision to introduce cash-for-containers recycling has surged to 90 per cent, according to a Newspoll commissioned by the Total Environment Centre.
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Oil survey plan off Balearics in hot water over fish fears.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Opponents of a British company’s plan to test for oil deposits off the coast of Spain’s Balearic Islands are on tenterhooks ahead of an environmental impact declaration expected soon from the government.
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