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Ecological News

Millions at risk as deadly fungal infections acquire drug resistance.

Environmental Health News - 10 hours 5 min ago
Researchers believe widespread use of fungicides on crops is reducing effectiveness of frontline medicines.
Categories: Ecological News

The fallout from Vietnam's mass fish deaths continues.

Environmental Health News - 10 hours 5 min ago
The mystery of Vietnam’s mass fish deaths was officially solved two months ago when Formosa Ha Tinh Steel (FHS) was found to be behind the discharge of toxins into the ocean on the country’s central coast. However, the saga continues to play out on various fronts.
Categories: Ecological News

Genetically modified mosquitoes have wide support in Florida.

Environmental Health News - 10 hours 5 min ago
Most people in Florida — the first US state to experience local spread of the Zika virus — favor the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat spread of the virus, a new poll suggests.
Categories: Ecological News

West Virginia’s controversial water-quality rule change stays.

Environmental Health News - 10 hours 5 min ago
West Virginia regulators are sticking by their proposal to change the way they calculate water quality standards, insisting in a document made public Friday that the move “does not automatically” translate into an increase in the amount of cancer-causing chemicals allowed to be discharged into state rivers and streams.
Categories: Ecological News

Environmentalists fight feds for hiding climate harm of public lands drilling in west.

Environmental Health News - 10 hours 5 min ago
Environmentalists launched a legal fight Thursday challenging federal government leasing to oil and gas companies of nearly 400,000 acres of public land in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.
Categories: Ecological News

Why aren’t we more freaked out about Louisiana?

Environmental Health News - 10 hours 5 min ago
Louisiana has been utterly wrecked once again, and all anybody can talk about is how nobody is talking about it.
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New GMOs Genetically Engineering Our World

Farm Wars - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 23:45
What we have seen thus far in the field of genetic engineering has been just the awkward beginnings of a plan to re-engineer the world and all of its various organisms into a ‘new and improved’ version.
Categories: Ecological News

Analysis: The slow death of diesel.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Oil industry investors are all too familiar with the concept of "stranded assets": the risk that climate policies make hydrocarbon resources financially unviable. It's not just oil.
Categories: Ecological News

Living near a fracking site is tied to migraines, fatigue.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Living near a natural gas hydraulic fracturing site is associated with increased rates of sinus problems, migraines and fatigue, according to new research.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas moves slowly to combat growing threat of Zika virus.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Rules for distribution of mosquito repellent to women and girls on Medicaid can make getting it difficult, as rest of gulf coast similarly lags behind spread of virus.
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US blood supply should be screened for Zika, FDA says.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Categories: Ecological News

The wastefulness of modern dining, as performance art.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Many of us reflect, at least occasionally, on how our gastronomic habits affect the health of the planet.
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Poor water management threatens Ethiopia’s decade of growth.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Good water management can drive growth and poverty reduction, and help deal with climate shocks. Poor water management can do the opposite.
Categories: Ecological News

FLASHBACK: That time back in 2011 when Maine's controversial Governor talked about BPA.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:30
Today, the Bangor Daily News reports on Maine governor Paul LePage's weird comments on the chemical bisphenol A.
Categories: Ecological News

If you're saying 'it' with flowers this UK Bank Holiday weekend make sure they're locally grown

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 23:21
A gap in the market and the digital age has seen the British organic cut flower industry flourish over the last couple of years - with chemical-free, low air-mile blooms finally seeing their day in the sun. LAURA BRIGGS reports on the homegrown market that offers a bigger variety of flowers and without the environmental costs of imported ones
Categories: Ecological News

Study: Fracking chemicals in water raise fertility risks.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:30
New research released Thursday suggests chemicals used in fracking and other gas and oil operations increase risk of miscarriages, reduced male fertility, prostate cancer, birth defects and preterm birth by disrupting hormones.
Categories: Ecological News

Exposure to 9/11 disaster tied to low birthweight, preterm delivery.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:30
For years following the events of September 11, 2001 in lower Manhattan, the disaster and its aftermath may have affected women and their babies who were not even conceived yet, according to a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

Native Americans take up a sacred fight against water pollution.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:30
The Stillaguamish and other tribes want to preserve a healthy tradition of eating fish fresh from American rivers.
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50 reasons why everyone should want more walkable streets.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:30
As more cities try to improve walkability—from car-free "superblocks" in Barcelona to heat-protected walkways in Dubai—a new report outlines the reasons behind the shift, the actions that cities can take to move away from a car-centric world, and why walkability matters.
Categories: Ecological News

Something to grapple with: How wily Lyme disease prowls the body.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:30
The sneaky germ uses a mechanism like that of white blood cells to reach vulnerable tissues and hide from antibiotics.
Categories: Ecological News
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