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Ecological News

Post-Brexit dreams of empire: arms, free trade and corporate conquest

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 20:43
It's now clear what place government ministers and senior officials want for the UK in a post-Brexit world, writes Mark Curtis - and it's not pretty! A new era of corporate 'free trade' colonialism looms, spearheaded by aid spending, with ramped-up arms exports to the world's most corrupt and repressive regimes, all backed up by military force to project the Britain's global financial interests.
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Putting the brakes on diesel pollution from big rigs at NJ's ports.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The state is taking another stab at dealing with one of the region’s most persistent and threatening problems — unhealthy air pollution from heavy-duty diesel trucks traveling to and from its busiest ports.
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Testing For Pease group to appear before council.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The Testing For Pease advocacy group will appear before the City Council on Monday night to give city officials an update on the continuing efforts to deal with toxic chemicals in the water at the former Pease Air Force Base.
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Army blocks drilling of Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The Army Corps of Engineers said that it would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a dammed section of the Missouri River.
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The 100-yard deception -- big-League price tag.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
They knew. For most of the time they sold the fields, at $300,000 to $500,000 each, executives were aware the turf was deteriorating faster than expected and might not last a decade or more as promised. They misled. They tried to coverup. They stonewalled.
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Standing Rock another sad story of US vs. Indians.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
We commend the Obama administration for having the "courage" not to repeat the sins of history.
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Pipeline protesters win Pyrrhic victory.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
It's likely to be a Pyrrhic victory, not only because the Trump administration might reverse it, but also because it deepens the public's distrust of modern liberals' governance.
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Army will deny easement, halting work on Dakota Access Pipeline.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The Army on Sunday announced it will effectively halt work on the controversial pipeline.
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Uganda: Poison at Dutch flower farm.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Most of the locals working at Royal Van Zanten cannot read. So they also had no way of knowing that, as they went about arranging the flowers, the company was allegedly exposing them to deadly chemicals.
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Michael Bloomberg may be Big Tobacco’s biggest enemy.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
A new $360 million donation announced Monday by Bloomberg Philanthropies brings the group's total contribution to tobacco control to $1 billion.
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New Hampshire looks for answers behind oyster outbreaks.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Scientists are recognizing that a waterborne disease sickening tens of thousands of people each year is associated with warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico moving northward, partly due to climate change.
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Ogoni king: Shell oil is killing my people.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
King Emere was in a London court last week for the case that he hopes will allow him to sue Shell in the UK for polluting his tribal land.
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Floods kill at least 13 people in central Vietnam.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Floods brought by torrential rain since late November have killed at least 13 people in central Vietnam while more heavy rain is expected in coming days, the government and state media said on Sunday.
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Pharma year in review.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
As 2016 draws to a close, C&EN takes a look back at 10 stories that shaped the pharmaceutical industry.
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UNC researchers: Zika hits women hardest.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
UNC experts tally the toll women bear from gaps in understanding about Zika virus.
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After major victory, ND pipeline protesters to defy deadline.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave.
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DOE urges Trump team to ditch repository.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
The Obama administration is defending its rejection of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, documents obtained by E&E News show.
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Prime Minister: You failed to do your job by approving pipelines.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Thankfully, we as indigenous peoples do not have to play games. We are stewards of Mother Earth and must make sure she is safe and can take care of, and provide for, our children and future generations.
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6 rivers around Dhaka: Water turning untreatable?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Water quality of six major rivers flowing around Dhaka gets polluted, particularly in the dry season, to the extent that it cannot be treated for drinking, experts say.
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Standing Rock: US denies key permit for Dakota Access pipeline, a win for tribe.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:30
Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, handing a major win to environmental activists.
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