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Ecological News

Triumph of the drill.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Deficit hawks slam them. Execs say they don't need them. So why does petroleum still get big tax breaks?
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Lawmakers urge EPA to assist polluted fracking communities.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Members of the U.S. Congress are formally calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to re-examine reports of groundwater pollution in three states — allegedly, the result of natural gas drilling — and to help affected communities.
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China's 'eco-cities': Empty of hospitals, shopping centres and people.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Chinese authorities began encouraging the construction of “eco-cities” in the middle of the last decade; since then, hundreds have sprouted across the country. The catch is that they simply may not work – if, indeed, they get finished at all.
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Alibaba recruits users to identify China's polluted waters.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
China's battle against pollution is getting some help from Jack Ma's 500 million-strong army. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the e-commerce giant founded by Ma, is asking the public to participate in mapping water quality across China to raise environmental awareness.
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Two environmental groups to create political alliance.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Environmentalists are launching a new political effort to elevate the issue of climate change and fossil fuels, like the oil shipped through the Keystone XL pipeline. The League of Conservation Voters and the National Resources Defense Council Action Fund are starting LeadingGreen, a collaboration that will steer donations to federal candidates.
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Secret science.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
The EPA is in a tough spot when it comes to sharing the data that underpin its regulatory policy. The agency is facing increased requests for access to environmental health data, but it is struggling to scrub the data of personal information to protect the privacy of human research subjects.
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Protect water sources.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Managing the drinking water for their residents is a test of the governing capability of a city government. Good management requires that water be tested regularly to make sure that it is safe to drink, and that warning mechanisms are in place to inform residents of any water contamination in a timely manner. The Lanzhou government has obviously failed this test.
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Vaccine opt-outs put public health at risk.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Measles, which once killed 450 children each year and disabled even more, was virtually eliminated in the United States 14 years ago by nearly universal use of the MMR vaccine. But the disease is making a comeback, fueled by a growing anti-vaccine movement and misinformation that is spreading like a contagious disease.
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Scientists find multiple problems with GMOs.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
A February 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture report declared what many scientists already knew: There are no significant differences in yields of GMO and non-GMO crops.
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Leave parents free to choose vaccines.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
When doctors cannot predict who will be harmed by a vaccine and cannot guarantee that those who have been vaccinated won't get infected or transmit infection, the ethical principle of informed consent becomes a civil, human and parental right that must be safeguarded in U.S. law.
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In some of Alaska's most pristine parks, fish show traces of banned pesticides.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
A study led by the National Park Service found "historic-use"contaminants in fish at three Alaska parks famous for their wilderness qualities and reputations of being pristine and protected: Lake Clark National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Katmai National Park.
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More testing, strong state response sought on link to arsenic in wells, IQ.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
A five-year study in Maine that looked at 272 students in grades 3 through 5 found that exposure to even low levels of arsenic could be linked to lower intelligence levels — a difference of as much as five or six points on an IQ test.
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Health expert: Toxic parks in Miami pose no danger to the public.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Despite widespread concern about the potential effects of toxic metals in the soil of Coconut Grove’s parks, only a few people have apparently undergone testing for contamination.
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A 'ghost town' created in Detroit, with a little help from Canadian oil wealth.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
It looks like a ghost town, and Canadian oil helped build it. The burned-out, abandoned parcels of property in a west-end Detroit neighbourhood are the reverse image of an oil boom town — a ramshackle yin to the thriving yang of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
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Chemical trespass in Oregon.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
The people of Cedar Valley, and all around rural Oregon, don’t know exactly when a spray will happen or what chemicals will actually be in the spray. While aerially sprayed toxics are not supposed to hit their homes and farms, there is no buffer to protect them and only small buffers for some streams.
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Post-Fukushima Japan chooses coal over renewable energy.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing Japan’s coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, undermining hopes among environmentalists that he’d use the Fukushima nuclear accident to switch the nation to renewables.
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World must end 'dirty' fuel use: UN.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels. There must be a "massive shift" to renewable energy, says the study released in Berlin.
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Marijuana's thirst depleting North California's watersheds.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
Streams in Northern California's prime marijuana-growing watersheds likely will be sucked dry this year if pot cultivation isn't curtailed, experts say.
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Blasts blamed for China's toxic water contamination.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
According to preliminary results of an investigation by Lanzhou government Sunday, the water source for a local water plant was poisoned by oil pipeline leaks resulting from two explosions at a Lanzhou Petrochemical Company plant in 1987 and 2002.
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Drummond building barge wrecked in Colombia; some diesel spillage.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30
A barge carrying construction materials for U.S.-based Drummond Co Inc, Colombia's second biggest coal miner, was shipwrecked at the company's port late last week, the company said on Sunday, causing leakage of some diesel fuel into the sea.
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