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Ecological News

Qantas apologizes over Brisbane foam spill.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
Qantas has met angry commercial fishers affected by a spill of toxic firefighting foam from one of its hangars into Brisbane waterways.
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Free bicycles reducing pollution in China.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
Innovative bicycle schemes in China and India are tackling chronic air pollution problems and congestion by encouraging people to stop using cars.
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VIDEO: DuPont settlement causing controversy with Waynesboro officials.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
The city of Waynesboro is getting stiffed in the final plan to improve the South River after decades of mercury contamination from the DuPont factory.
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March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across US.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington.
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Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damaging their health, according to analysis commissioned by the Labour party.
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Tory failure to deliver pollution action plan angers environmentalists.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
The government has made a last-minute application to the high court to delay the publication of its plan to tackle the air pollution crisis.
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Christian Earth Day lessons: Worship by protecting creation.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30
Climate change is a global pro-life issue.
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Why they march: "Science and scientists are under attack."

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
The March for Science is a response to the Trump administration’s distaste for science — or at least the kind that gets in the way of profit — but it is also a celebration of those among us who have devoted their lives to understanding how the world works.
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How Western Civilisation could collapse.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define our society – democracy, individual liberties, social tolerance and more – would begin to teeter.
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Scientists, feeling under siege, march against Trump policies.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
Thousands of scientists and their supporters, feeling increasingly threatened by the policies of President Trump, gathered in Washington on Saturday under rainy skies for what they called the March for Science.
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Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance for U.S. farm sector.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.
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Living on Earth: Lead safety budget cuts.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
Childhood lead poisoning remains a great threat to young children, and even low levels can stunt development and increase the risk of delinquency and crime later in life. State, local, and federal programs aim to reduce lead exposure, but the Trump Administration proposes to cut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead programs and leave the task to the states. Living on Earth’s Jenni Doering reports.
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After dairy, Trump takes swipe at Canada over lumber and energy.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
For the second time this week, U.S. President Donald Trump has given Canada a verbal lashing over what he says are unfair trade practices that are putting Americans out of work.
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Earth (Day) to environmentalists: Don’t blow it .

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
Oh, right. It’s Earth Day. It’s either time for kids to attend a feel-good event where they learn about photosynthesis and paint their faces (non-toxic paint, of course) or reflect on the Trump administration’s assault on what remains of the planet.
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Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
Peter Dykstra and Living on Earth Host Steve Curwood discuss stories about international recycling smugglers as well as reports of high-level meetings between the Trump Administration and federally regulated industry executives who want rules changed. Then they look back 50 years, when the ugly but majestic California Condor almost flew its last wild flight.
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Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:30
The ecological systems upon which humans rely for life support are in crisis, and human behavior is the root cause. These problems are thus not environmental, but rather related to how humans meet their needs and wants in ecologically disruptive ways.
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Ecosystem Earth: A Science special issue.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:30
Our ability to dominate the planet's resources makes us directly responsible for determining the future of the ecosystem on which we, and all other forms of life, depend.
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Ecosystem management as a wicked problem.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:30
Ecosystem management is more realistically seen as a “wicked problem” that has no clear-cut solution.
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Biodiversity losses and conservation responses in the Anthropocene.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:30
Loss of biodiversity affects the functioning of natural ecosystems and threatens human well-being. We identify successes as well as failures in our response to this crisis and draw lessons on what is needed to turn the tide of biodiversity loss.
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Gardening on Concrete With Raised Beds and Patio Containers

EarthEasy Blog - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 00:05
Think you can’t grow vegetables because you don’t have a backyard? Think again.
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