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Ecological News

An environmental threat: The East Chicago lead crisis one year later.

It has been more than a year since Mayor Anthony Copeland informed more than 1,000 West Calumet Housing Complex residents it was in their "best interest to temporarily relocate" because of contaminated soil.
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Podcast: How the chicken industry got hooked on antibiotics.

Now that drugs have transformed chicken farming, is there any way to escape their dangerous cost?
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Drinking lead—why California may force all schools to test their water.

When a therapy dog refused to drink at a San Diego grade school, it was the first clue that something was wrong with the water.
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Colstrip ash pond cleanup will cost $138M, Talen Energy estimates.

It’s estimated that every year 200 million gallons of contaminated water seeps from the ash ponds into the groundwater, rendering the groundwater undrinkable for the Colstrip community of about 2,300.
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Second crude spill hits one mile of Kuwait coast: Agency.

Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday they were battling a new crude oil spill in the Abu Fatira area, a day after containing an initial leak that contaminated southern waters.
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Researchers estimate lead released from Flint water pipes.

Lack of orthophosphate corrosion control contributed to city’s water crisis, according to new analysis.
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A soil app aims to get kids deep into dirt.

The Center for Ecoliteracy has developed a new tool to help kids understand where their food comes from.
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Philippine troops to help cull thousands of fowl in bird flu battle.

The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said on Wednesday, as part of efforts to rein in the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of bird flu.
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38 out of 60 shampoos found to contain harmful manufacturing solvent in tests by Hong Kong consumer watchdog.

Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found 38 out of 60 shampoo samples it tested contained a harmful solvent used in manufacturing, with seven exceeding the limit recommended by the European Union.
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In the event of a nuclear blast, don't condition your hair.

If, for some reason, you find yourself in a situation where you need to wash radioactive material from your body, don't reach for the bottle of hair conditioner. Conditioner can bind radioactive particles to your hair.
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Gas flaring rises despite North Dakota regulations.

Gas flaring in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oil field has been creeping back up, blunting the state's efforts to tame a problem that came to symbolize the excesses of the oil boom.
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Mankato to Dayton: Do better on water quality.

Anyone who thinks farm runoff is strictly a rural issue should visit Mankato.
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Fugitive sought for dumping radioactive oilfield waste.

A fugitive who escaped custody in Wyoming four years ago has been added to a list of U.S. environmental crimes fugitives and is being sought by investigators for illegally dumping radioactive oilfield waste in North Dakota in incidents dating back to 2011, authorities said Tuesday.
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There’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets.

Public health officials in two Arizona counties are warning residents about the discovery of plague bacteria, an endemic concern among those who live in the American Southwest but unsettling, nonetheless, given the disease's devastating impact on human history.
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EPA must get its facts straight on Exide cleanup.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seems to be having trouble explaining a lead-contamination cleanup it oversaw in Laureldale and Muhlenberg Township a decade ago.
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Poor air quality is the true cost of coal.

Smoky Sydney skies this week are a reminder of the cost air pollution is having on our community. While toxic emissions from coal-fired power stations go into the air we breathe, they also fly largely under the radar.
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F.D.A. urges court to block New York City’s calorie count law.

Lawyers for the Food and Drug Administration backed an industry effort to block New York City’s calorie labeling law in restaurants and food stores.
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We still don’t know if the Flint water crisis caused miscarriages.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:30
For more than a year now, two studies have been looking at miscarriages in Flint during the water crisis. But we still don't have good answers for moms.
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Can endocrine disruptors elevate risk of breast cancer?

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:30
Research suggests chemicals in the environment might help breast cancer grow.
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US wind and solar power helped prevent up to 12,700 deaths in 2015.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:30
Air pollution is estimated to cut short the lives of 40,000 people a year in the UK.
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