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Ecological News

Groundwater pollution case pits Bethany against aerospace companies.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Groundwater pollutants from a closed aerospace plant that threaten to contaminate Bethany's municipal water supply have been found in concentrations as high as eight times the federal limit, according to Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality records.
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Burning less coal isn’t just making air cleaner. It’s making your tuna safer.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Studies of tuna caught in the Gulf of Maine between 2004 and 2012 revealed that levels of methylmercury in their bodies decreased at a rate of 2 percent per year, or nearly 20 percent over a decade.
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Kinder Morgan faces rough seas.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a political gamble Tuesday, approving the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, a move that will undoubtedly gain him support in Alberta and cost him support in B.C.
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State's Owasco Lake response lacks urgency.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
In the end, it's hard not to conclude that New York state's Water Quality Rapid Response Team is simply a public relations gimmick.
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Trump can't stop reduction in carbon pollution from coal plants.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
The Clean Power Plan is a win-win-win and we are glad it is working, despite the Fossil Fools in Washington's attempt to block it.
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Business Council members must take responsibility for its vandalistic environment agenda.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
At a time when our wildlife and wild places are under threat, it’s perverse that the BCA wants to limit who can protect them.
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Mulch your soil—inside and out.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
If we want healthy crops and people the prescription is really pretty simple—cultivate microbial allies.
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For Trudeau and Trans Mountain, it's all over but the shouting.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Approving pipelines was the easy part for the prime minister — now come the protests.
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EPA to consider banning asbestos, other chemicals.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency has prioritized 10 chemicals, including asbestos, that could be banned under a new chemical safety law.
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Looking for the next miracle drug? Try searching city soils.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Soil bacteria in New York City parks produce molecules similar to antibiotics, anticancer agents, and other drugs in current use, researchers reported yesterday.
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Giant arch, a feat of engineering, now covers Chernobyl site in Ukraine.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Resembling an aircraft hangar, a giant arched shelter was slid into place over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site in Ukraine on Tuesday.
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Congress poised to pass sweeping law covering FDA and NIH.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
The House could vote Wednesday on a vast bill that stretches nearly a thousand pages and holds changes large and small for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
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Coal keeps firm grip on Germany even as renewables flourish.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
The gaping brown pit is like open sore on the earth, and every day, it's getting bigger.
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Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant's exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed "a nuclear wound."
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Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.
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Chernobyl disaster site enclosed by shelter to prevent radiation leaks'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
Reactor No 4 at Chernobyl, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in history, has been enclosed by a vast steel shelter designed to prevent radiation leaks from the site.
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Dingell lauds EPA for evaluating toxic chemical.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell is praising the Environmental Protection Agency for its decision to evaluate the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane, which was detected in shallow groundwater in Ann Arbor.
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Dioxane makes list of 10 toxic chemicals EPA giving closer look.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to take a closer look at the potential risks to human health and the environment from 10 toxic chemicals, including 1,4-dioxane.
Categories: Ecological News

There’s a disconnect over coal.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:30
If we’re so concerned about the fuel’s greenhouse gas emissions and effect on human health, why are we so keen to ship vast quantities of the stuff to Asia?
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Cold Winter, Cosy Home

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:55
Mukti Mitchell, period home insulation expert, who last week won the 2016 ‘Devon Environmental Champion' award for his work insulating the heritage village of Clovelly, says now is the time to make your old home cosy for winter
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