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Ecological News

US halts Brazil beef imports, citing food safety concerns.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
The United States announced on Thursday a halt to all imports of fresh beef from Brazil, the world's second-largest producer, citing "recurring" food safety concerns.
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Dollar Tree says it's protecting consumers from toxic chemicals. Group wants proof.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
Discount giant Dollar Tree says it’s investing significant time and money to ensure its suppliers are selling products that are independently tested and meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
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Scientists love calling the oil sands effects ‘toxic,’ but their evidence shows no such thing.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:30
A scientist overusing the word toxic in the media is doing nothing more than attempting to scare the public about unproven impacts.
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Foxhounds and bovine TB edges (finally) into the news

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:43
The publication of research into foxhounds and bovine TB is being hidden behind a cover up, with an outbreak in one hunt's pack kept secret for three months before the news leaked out, writes LESLEY DOCKSEY
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Eyes on nature: How satellite imagery is transforming conservation science.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
High-resolution earth imagery has provided ecologists and conservationists with a dynamic new tool that is enabling everything from more accurate counting of wildlife populations to rapid detection of changes in the landscape.
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Navassa residents demand health answers.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Folks living near the site of a former wood-treatment operation in Navassa in Brunswick County say their questions about its health risks have gone unanswered for too long.
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John Oliver, a giant squirrel and a defamation lawsuit by a coal industry titan.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The HBO host railed against Murray Energy and its chief executive in a segment on the coal industry.
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Critics say pipeline would excavate 38 miles of ridgetops.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Dominion vows to restore affected slopes, but groups fear erosion, pollution, habitat loss.
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Biofuel options for aviation running low.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The choice of green fuels for aviation is limited to bioenergy, but industry wants policies to sweeten the deal.
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Federal government must prosecute Volkswagen for cheating, environment groups say.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The government’s investigation of 105,000 VW cars at centre of emissions-test scandal is still ongoing after nearly two years.
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Amid Texas nuclear waste site's financial woes, judge blocks merger.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
A federal judge has blocked the purchase of the company that runs Texas' only nuclear waste dump — a setback in its proposal to accept spent nuclear fuel from across the country.
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Abortion adds obstacle as Republicans plan to unveil health bill.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid.
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Dissonance and divestment: Profile of an activist.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
“Why should people divest from the fossil fuel sector?” Lisa Renstrom pauses and thinks. “Let me count the ways.”
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These yoga pants are reincarnated from coffee grounds and crab shells.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The yogawear company RumiX makes every piece of clothing it sells from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean.
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What does disturbing new Lake Erie report mean for you?

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The EPA has released a scathing new report that finds Lake Erie is in “poor shape” when it comes to the other Great Lakes. So what does that mean for people living in Northeast Ohio?
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Talking climate change in India.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Communication workshops throw up some surprising and important ways that Indians seem to engage with issues of climate justice, coal, pollution and renewable energy.
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Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
The astrophysicist thinks we should prepare for a cosmic exodus in the next 200 to 500 years.
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Drugmaker Mylan gets boost from unlikely source: coal.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Mylan N.V. is best known for producing EpiPen emergency allergy treatments and generic drugs. But a non-pharmaceutical offering – refined coal – has quietly generated hundreds of millions of dollars of tax credits for the company over the last six years that have boosted its bottom line.
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Good riddance, coal.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
PSEG's decision to shut down two major coal plants is an enormous triumph for our environment.
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Precedent-setting cap on oil refinery emissions delayed.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Bay Area air regulators on Wednesday postponed adopting the nation’s first limits on greenhouses gases from oil refineries because of complaints that the public wasn’t given enough time to review 11th-hour changes.
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