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Ecological News

Debate on fossil-fuel investing continues to burn.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Arguments over fossil-fuel investing are gushing to the surface ahead of an energy conference this week.
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You don't want to mess with an angry mother.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Phyllis Omido's toddler had a mysterious ailment. After doctors came up with a diagnosis, she set out to shut down a Kenyan polluter. Now she's won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work.
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You may be using the wrong type of e-cigarette to quit.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Almost 28 percent of people who used refillable “tank” models every day to get their nicotine hit gave up smoking, compared with 11 percent of those using “cigalikes” that are disposable or use replaceable cartridges, according to a recent study.
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Animal manure may fuel Iowa’s next biofuel industry surge.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Iowa may be about to plunge into the production of renewable fuels made from animal manure, municipal waste and other organic byproducts of farming and manufacturing.
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Hundreds of Chinese cities don't meet air standards, report finds.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Air pollution data from the Chinese government shows that more than 90 percent of 360 Chinese cities failed to meet national air quality standards in the first three months of this year.
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Schneiderman calling for ban on plastic microbeads.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
A new form of plastic pollution is showing up in waterways across New York. A study released by the office of State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found microbeads in three-quarters of the samples collected from wastewater treatment plants statewide.
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Glyphosate is a 'probably carcinogenic' pesticide. Why do cities still use it?

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Cities use glyphosate to control weeds in parks and along verges. Now that the WHO says the pesticide is ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’, is it time to stop?
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Bill would give FDA more muscle on cosmetics.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
A new bipartisan bill proposes to give the FDA broader oversight, including the authority to force recalls of dangerous products.
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Environmentalists contest broadened use of new herbicide.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
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Beer drinkers join the fight against fracking.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Real ale enthusiasts are accustomed to taking a firm stand on the price of a pint or the plight of pubs, but a move to oppose the gas extraction technique known as fracking would take them into uncharted waters.
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Costs for Germany's nuclear exit could rise to $75 billion.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
The bill for shutting down Germany's nuclear power plants and building a safe disposal site for nuclear waste could rise to 70 billion euros ($75 billion), the head of a government commission told daily Frankfurter Rundschau in an interview.
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Kraft removing synthetic colors from iconic macaroni & cheese.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Kraft Foods Group Inc on Monday said it is revamping its family-friendly macaroni and cheese meal, removing synthetic colors and preservatives from the popular boxed dinner.
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Ebola lying in wait.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
A growing body of scientific clues — some ambiguous, others substantive — suggests that the Ebola virus may have lurked in the West African rain forest for years, perhaps decades, before igniting the deadly epidemic that swept the region in the past year, taking more than 10,000 lives.
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California drought causes cattle and elk to lock horns over pasture.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
A herd of tule elk move warily along a California coastal hill as a herd of Black Angus cattle graze nearby. Despite the apparent peaceful coexistence, the animals are at the center of a battle for precious grasslands reduced by the state's drought.
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China could cut coal (mostly) by 2050.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
It may be possible for China to shake most of its reliance on fossil fuels, in part by producing more than 85 percent of its electricity and more than 60 percent of its total energy needs from renewables by 2050, according to a study published Monday.
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Asheville Audubon looks at how climate changes are threatening bird habitats.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
The ever-rising temperature of the Earth's atmosphere linked to a plethora of greenhouse gases is also becoming a serious issue for the bird world.
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Grass-to-gas plant could be UK's answer to fracking, says Ecotricity.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
A plant that turns grass into gas could be Britain’s answer to fracking, according to its operators.
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Batteries and renewable energy set to grow together.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
As sun and wind become bigger parts of the electricity mix, scientists are pushing to increase the capacity of battery storage.
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Utah's oldest coal plant retired in face of new EPA standards.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
The turbines of Utah's oldest coal-fired power plant have stopped spinning. Rocky Mountain Power took its 60-year-old Carbon Power Plant offline Wednesday, one day before more strict federal mercury-pollution rules went into effect.
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Jeb Bush, 'concerned' about climate change, tries to stake out middle ground on the issue.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Jeb Bush detached himself from the growing group of conservative presidential candidates by speaking openly about climate change, analysts and strategists say, inviting support from moderate voters and attacks from the right.
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