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Ecological News

Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for the Third Year in a Row

ENN Climate - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:22
The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.
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NASA Sees a New Depression Form After Another Fizzled

ENN Climate - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:15
The Northwestern Pacific Ocean generated another tropical depression hours after a different system quickly faded. NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a look at Tropical Depression 27W after it developed about 300 miles from Chuuk. Earlier in the day, Tropical Depression 26W dissipated in the South China Sea.
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Cool Roofs Have Water Saving Benefits Too

ENN Climate - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:12
The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun’s energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire planet cooler. Now a new study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that cool roofs can also save water by reducing how much is needed for urban irrigation.
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Tar sands pipeline described as ‘a quiet Keystone XL’ gets Trump approval.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Enbridge's Line 67, the Alberta Clipper, can pump nearly 900,000 barrels of tar sands oil across the Canadian border every day.
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Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown., Insectageddon: Farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown.
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Report: Pollution kills 3 times more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.
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EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find elevated lead threatening birds, animals and, potentially, people.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Lead surfaced in sampling required by Superfund cleanup process spurred by spill that turned that turned the Animas River mustard-yellow.
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Contaminants taint some NE Ohio water, but EPA says safe to drink.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Potentially carcinogenic byproducts from improperly treated drinking water were found in three Northeast Ohio water systems in 2014-2015, according to a new report by an environmental research group.
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Will the world's most worrying flu virus go pandemic?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
There’s good news and bad news.
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Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.
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Puerto Ricans ask: When will the lights come back on?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
A month after Hurricane Maria knocked out power, 80 percent of Puerto Rico remains without electricity. And progress is slow.
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North Carolina scientists uncovered Cape Fear River GenX story.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Two EPA chemists based in North Carolina are part of an international scientific movement tracking industrial chemicals of concern.
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Ebola’s legacy: Children with cataracts.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5.
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Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
The popular trend of raising backyard chickens in U.S. cities and suburbs is bringing with it a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases, at least one of them fatal.
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Why does green California pump the dirtiest oil in the US?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
California may be a leader in climate policies, but much of its abundant oil reserves are nearly as carbon-intensive to extract and refine as Alberta tar sands crude. Many experts now say that reform of the state’s methods of producing oil is long overdue.
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Pollution: Air and water pollution are Killing millions of Americans.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:30
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.
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NOAA, NASA team up again to investigate the atmosphere over Antarctica

ENN Pollution - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:47
Thirty years after NASA and NOAA launched a groundbreaking airborne campaign to study the Antarctic ozone hole, the two federal science agencies have once again joined forces over the world’s highest, driest and coldest continent to sniff out the secrets of the atmosphere.On Oct. 14, NASA’s heavily instrumented DC-8 flew over Antarctica as part of the Atmospheric Tomography Mission or ATom, an unprecedented effort to sample the remote atmosphere to understand the distribution of man-made pollutants and short-lived greenhouse gases.
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NOAA, NASA team up again to investigate the atmosphere over Antarctica

ENN Climate - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:47
Thirty years after NASA and NOAA launched a groundbreaking airborne campaign to study the Antarctic ozone hole, the two federal science agencies have once again joined forces over the world’s highest, driest and coldest continent to sniff out the secrets of the atmosphere.On Oct. 14, NASA’s heavily instrumented DC-8 flew over Antarctica as part of the Atmospheric Tomography Mission or ATom, an unprecedented effort to sample the remote atmosphere to understand the distribution of man-made pollutants and short-lived greenhouse gases.
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A New Butterflyfish— A Rare, Surprise Find— Is Described from the Philippine “Twilight Zone” and Academy Exhibit

ENN Climate - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:34
A newly described species of brown-and-white Philippine butterflyfish—the charismatic Roa rumsfeldi—made a fantastic, 7,000-mile journey before surprising scientists with its unknown status. Live specimens collected from 360 feet beneath the ocean’s surface in the Philippine’s Verde Island Passage escaped special notice until a single black fin spine tipped off aquarium biologists back in San Francisco. Deep-diving researchers from the California Academy of Sciences’ Hope for Reefs team—with genetic sequencing help from a parent–son team—share their discovery of a fifth species of Roa this week in ZooKeys.
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Impact of Amazonian Hydropower is 'Significantly Underestimated', Study Finds

ENN Climate - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:18
The environmental impact of hydropower generation in the Amazon may be greater than predicted, according to new University of Stirling research.
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