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Ecological News

Digital Disconnect and its adverse impact on how (or whether) we engage with nature

As the Digital Schoolhouse programme starts a national roll out to schools across the UK, scientists warn that digital disconnect can mean caring less - for each other and the environment. LAURA BRIGGS reports.
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Flint might have a bigger problem with lead pipes than previously thought.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
A team of University of Michigan researchers examined 171 drinking water service lines removed as part of Flint’s “Fast Start” program. They expected around 40% of them would contain lead, but they found 96% did.
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Should paint companies help make homes safe from lead hazards in Cleveland?

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
City administrators say they'd like to have corporate partners like Sherwin-Williams or RPM or PPG helping to tackle the "legacy" problem – one the city says it can't afford to address on its own.
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The first documented case of Zika spread by physical contact.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
It appears the virus was spread through the tears or sweat of a patient with a particularly severe infection.
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Boyle bill calls for federal standard on PFCs.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle this week introduced legislation calling for the creation of an “enforceable, nationwide primary drinking water standard for PFCs.”
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B.C. pot producer sought federal approval to use fungicide.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
One of Canada’s largest medical marijuana producers, which raised concerns with Health Canada over harmful chemicals found in cannabis sold at Vancouver dispensaries, sought permission to use a controversial fungicide on its own crops last year, but says it later abandoned the idea.
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One tribe's 'long walk' upstream for environmental and cultural justice.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Wisconsin's Menominee tap their forebears—and Native American cultural rebirth underway in North Dakota—on a walk to protect their river. A "Sacred Water" story.
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27 missing in Zhejiang landslide following Typhoon Megi.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Twenty-seven people have been confirmed missing after a landslide hit a village near Lishui City in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, according to a local government news briefing held Thursday morning.
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Civil rights agency blasts EPA for weak environmental justice record.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Calling the agency slow and ineffective at responding to environmental discrimination complaints, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issues a strong rebuke.
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2014 West Virginia chemical spill report leaves questions unanswered.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
The Chemical Safety Board brought voted Wednesday evening to approve the final report and recommendations that were the result of a more than two and a half year investigation into a Charleston chemical leak.
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Mystery Zika case in Utah was likely spread through sweat or tears.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
New details are emerging about the mysterious Zika case in Utah where a son caring for his sick father became infected with the virus.
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Miami's Zika search turns up another virus: Dengue.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
The health department said it confirmed a case of locally acquired dengue virus, the second this year in the state and the first in Miami.
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People with eight dental fillings may have 150 per cent more mercury in their blood: Study.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
According to a new study it has been found that people with more than eight dental fillings may have 150 per cent more mercury in their blood, increasing the risk of brain, heart and kidney damage.
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What's in your herbal pills? Firm promises DNA testing for proof.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
One of the nation’s largest supplement makers will conduct advanced DNA testing to ensure its products contain the ingredients listed on the label.
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House leaders agree to Flint amendment in WRDA.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Following days of resisting to include funding to help the city of Flint in their Water Resources Development Act bill, House leaders yesterday made an about-face after hours of negotiations.
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Atlantic City gas plant neighbors want cleanup, redevelopment.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
South Jersey Gas explained its plans for the cleanup of a former manufactured-gas plant site Tuesday night to nearby residents, many of whom hoped the large property also will be redeveloped to help the neighborhood.
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VIDEO: America’s super polluters.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Industrial air pollution — bad for people’s health, bad for the planet — is strikingly concentrated in America among a small number of facilities like those in southwest Indiana, according to a nine-month Center for Public Integrity investigation.
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Some states have great health care for infants — and terrible health care for pregnant women.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
It’s well-known that there is huge variation in health care quality among states. But this new study shows that even within states, the quality of care in seemingly related areas can vary significantly, too.
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Water tests reveal levels of chromium 6 at elevated limits in New Jersey.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Elevated levels of chromium 6 were found in the drinking water of more than 20 towns in Bergen and Passaic Counties.
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Tattoo ink contains cancer-causing chemicals – so why isn't it regulated?

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 14 min ago
The U.S. is a major global supplier of tattoo inks, and yet little data exists about their impact on our health. That’s worrying regulators in Europe.
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