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Ecological News

A few thoughts on Cleveland.

EPA, climate change fail to make the cut at GOP scare-a-thon.
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Washington State attorney general seeks immediate help for Hanford workers.

Washington’s attorney general and others are asking a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors.
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Clinton VP pick has a weird appeal with enviros, fossil fuel groups | Grist.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, one of Hillary Clinton’s potential picks for vice president, appears to have an uncanny ability to appease special interests across party divides.
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Summer travel and the Zika virus.

Health officials have warned pregnant women to avoid travel to the more than 45 countries and territories in which the Zika virus is circulating. Infection during pregnancy can lead to birth defects in infants, particularly brain damage and abnormally small heads, called microcephaly.
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Naomi Oreskes on how to write about science.

Harvard History of Science professor Naomi Oreskes talks about climate change the way one might expect of both an earth scientist and a historian.
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Active marijuana ingredient detected in Colorado town well.

Residents of a small farming community in eastern Colorado have been warned to avoid drinking the town's water after THC, the psychoactive agent in marijuana, was found in one of its feeder wells, authorities said on Thursday.
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Environmental journalists from around nation talk water crisis in Flint.

Three people closely involved in the battle to hold the government accountable over the Flint water crisis spoke to a national group of environmental journalists Friday on UM-Flint's campus.
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Eastern hemisphere's all-time temperature record: Kuwait fries in 54°c (129.2°f) heat.

It was a historic day in the annals of meteorology on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in the Middle East, where the temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait soared to an astonishing 54C (129.2F). If verified, this would be Earth's hottest temperature ever reliably measured outside of Death Valley, California.
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7.7 tons of Chiba's Fukushima waste won't be deemed radioactive anymore, clearing way for general disposal.

The government on Friday informed the city of Chiba that the radioactive designation for 7.7 tons of Fukushima-tainted waste stored in the city will be lifted on Saturday, allowing it to be treated as general garbage.
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A toxic proposal for Florida.

Unless you just like a little extra cancer-causing chemicals in your fish and shellfish, you may want to pay close attention to a decision that will be made Tuesday morning in Tallahassee.
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Your air conditioner is making the heat wave worse.

The heat wave that barbecued the Midwest this past week is pressure-cooking the East Coast this weekend.
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EDF to postpone Hinkley C start until 2019 or beyond

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 21:47
EDF's 'final investment decision' on the Hinkley C nuclear power station next week will be pure theatre, writes David Toke. The truth is that no concrete is to be poured until 2019 at the earliest. Meanwhile post-Brexit UK is running out of money to pay for it, and EDF is under investigation by the Financial Markets Authority for concealing information on Hinkley from investors.
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Why Corbyn so terrifies the liberal elite

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 20:42
Britain's political, economic and media elites will be the last to turn against the neoliberal system that spawned them, writes Jonathan Cook - even as it impoverishes the country and endangers our fragile planet. Cheered on by the Guardian, most Labour MPs would rather destroy their own party than let Corbyn and his backers make it fit for its 21st century purpose.
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Is triclosan harming your microbiome?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
There are concerns that triclosan use contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance and may adversely affect human health. However, recent studies exploring triclosan's effect on the microbiome have given conflicting results.
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Just off Chicago in Lake Michigan sits an oasis of diversity — Morgan Shoal.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
For the most part, a sludge of sand and mud cradles Lake Michigan — that is, except for Morgan Shoal.
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Can what’s good for the Chesapeake reap benefits for farms?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
A Kent County, MD, farmer thinks cover crops not only make his operation greener, but save him some ‘green.’
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Homes, stores envisioned on Ridgefield tract after cleanup.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Workers have been removing old concrete foundation slabs and treating contaminated soil on the 16-acre Pfister Chemical site, contaminated with volatile organic compounds, especially xylene and chlorobenzene, as well as some PCBs.
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The coal industry collapsed—is oil next?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The major oil companies don't seem at all prepared for what's about to hit them. Investors should be worried.
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Midwest AGs call Exxon climate investigation a ‘grave mistake.'

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Republican attorneys general from three Midwest states say an investigation into whether oil giant Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks of climate change is a “grave mistake” and an effort to “police the global warming debate.”
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Companies should be required to reveal climate risks.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Three former secretaries of the U.S. Treasury yesterday forcefully urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to manage financial disclosures related to climate change.
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