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Ecological News

Great Barrier Reef spared Unesco's 'in-danger' listing.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
The UN has ruled against listing the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”, congratulating Australia on its conservation plan but giving it five years to halt deterioration of the natural icon.
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No reprieve for West Virginia coal.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
West Virginia leaders should stop blaming coal’s woes on pollution controls. Instead, they should launch all-out efforts to save stricken coal communities and prepare for the economic shift that is in progress. So far, sadly, little is being done.
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What's in your soda? An oil dispersant that might make you fat.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
A chemical used in sodas and some laxatives for years assumed safe by federal health officials might make people more prone to obesity.
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POPs and gut microbiota: Dietary exposure alters ratio of bacterial species.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
Exposure to one particular persistent organic pollutant alters the gut microbiome in ways that may prove to contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases.
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Cuba's environmental concerns grow with prospect of US presence.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
Some fear development and tourism would result in the destroyed forests, polluted rivers and damaged coral reefs faced by some of Cuba’s neighbors.
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Docs: Wireless devices can harm pregnancies.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
Doctors and researchers from Boston to Sydney are sounding the alarm on the potential risks of using wireless devices during pregnancy, calling for a closer look at technology they say could have serious long-term consequences for 
unborn babies.
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US political and generation gaps on science issues.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on global warming, offshore drilling, nuclear power, child vaccines, gene modification to reduce a baby’s disease risk, untested medicine use, lab tests on animals, and evolution, according to the Pew Research Center.
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Honduras under Occupation - murders, land grabs, and Hillary Clinton's 'hard choices'

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:18
Honduras has endured six years of violence and land grabs after the 2009 US-backed military coup made the country a playground for Hillary Clinton's billionaire friends, write Eric Draitser & Ramiro S. Fúnez - and a hell for the country's indigenous and small scale farming communities, whose leaders are routinely murdered with impunity by US-trained forces.
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London needs a new runway because holidays 'make you happy'. Really?

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:57
With the UK's business air travel falling, the Airport Commission says we need a new London runway to make us happy! But all their data really shows is that people who go on holiday lead happier lives than those who don't, writes Chris Goodall, and that people enjoy holidays: a flimsy basis on which to expand airport capacity, and blow the UK's emissions targets out of the water.
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Coming closer this month: a UN Human Rights Treaty for corporate abuses

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:50
This month the UN is meeting to enact binding global rules on the conduct of business and transnational corporations, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert, reversing the trend for increasing business empowerment in TTP, TTIP and TISA. The new UN Human Rights Treaty aims to provide justice for the victims of corporate criminality anywhere in the world.
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Coming closer this month: a UN Human Rights Treaty treaty for corporate abuses

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:50
This month the UN is meeting to enact binding global rules on the conduct of business and transnational corporations, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert, reversing the trend for increasing business empowerment in TTP, TTIP and TISA. The new UN Human Rights Treaty aims to provide justice for the victims of corporate criminality anywhere in the world.
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How the Pope Is Revving up Climate Action in LA’s Most Polluted Neighborhood

Yes! Magazine - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:30
Catholic environmentalists are channeling the power of the Pope’s words into action.
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Treasury to axe UK renewables, low carbon transition

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:00
Britain's renewable energy surge will hit the buffers as funding dries up, writes David Toke - while cuts to the energy department's budget will wipe out its ability to guide the UK's low carbon energy transition.
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EPA to propose banning chlorpyrifos insecticide.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
The EPA says it plans to ban the common insecticide chlorpyrifos but may change its mind based on discussions with manufacturers.
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A hard nut to crack: Reducing chemical migration in food-contact materials.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Although food packaging serves important safety functions, these painstakingly engineered containers can also leach chemicals and other contaminants into the food and drink they protect.
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Experts endorse Parma consensus on ‘metabolic disruptors.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Over 30, mainly US and Italian, experts have drawn up a consensus statement on environmental chemicals which disrupt metabolism, and are associated with “epidemics” of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
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Buying the farm.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Some activists see a battle looming for the control of our nation’s food production, pitting multigenerational farmers with a long-term vision of sustainability against the short-term needs of large, conventional investment funds.
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Water use skyrockets as fracking expands.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Oil and natural gas fracking, on average, uses more than 28 times the water it did 15 years ago, gulping up to 9.6 million gallons of water per well and putting farming and drinking sources at risk in arid states, especially during drought.
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The drought's scapegoat.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Mainstream and conservative media and politicians have wrongly blamed the tiny delta smelt for causing water cutbacks for agriculture during the drought. Why?
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Environmentalists want California to stop offshore fracking.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.
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