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Pennsylvania releases details of cases of drinking well contamination from drilling.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 243 cases in which companies prospecting for oil or gas were found by state regulators to have contaminated private drinking water wells.
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California’s drought: What losing 63 trillion gallons of water looks like.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
A new study says that California’s drought is so severe it’s causing the ground to rise. What happens when 63 trillion gallons of water disappear?
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Malaria mines of Venezuela.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
Venezuela used to be a world leader in managing malaria, but is now the only country in Latin America where incidence of the disease is increasing, with most cases last year in Sifontes, a tiny region where gold mining is booming – where workers drill for gold in mosquito-friendly standing water and healthcare is scarce.
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Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water supply.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply.
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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
The amount of plastic and other bio-degradable waste in the Himalayas is growing at an alarming rate and wreaking havoc with this fragile ecosystem.
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Congress should block EPA effort to impose lower ozone standard.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
In 2008, the EPA set the ground-level ozone standard for air quality at 75 parts per billion. But now the EPA is signaling that it intends to cut the standard to 70 or 60 ppb — five or 15 drops fewer — even though the states have not yet fully implemented the 2008 standard.
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A climate for change: The US can help drive a new round of global carbon cuts.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. But such coordination is not out of reach. It is quite possible - if the United States does its part.
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Will the world go for a carbon tax?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
Next year could bring an international treaty that eventually would damage West Virginia’s coal industry, and the gas industry to lesser degree.
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The EPA's plan on Passaic River cleanup is flawed.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
For more than forty years we have failed to clean up the Passaic River and protect the communities along the river from dioxin, PCB, and mercury contamination. We had hoped that the EPA’s cleanup "plan" would finally end this long toxic nightmare.
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Congress should do more to protect the country from wildfires.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
Congress should provide emergency funding to fight wildfires while greatly increasing the budget for stewardship of America's shamefully neglected national forests. We must fix this broken model before more people, communities and wildlife suffer needless harm.
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The liberal climate agenda is doomed to failure

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:29
Liberal environmentalism represents a dangerous delusion, writes Scott Parkin - that 'playing nice' with Earth-destroying corporations and politicians can yield results worth having. Radical change on climate will only result from bold, confrontational direct actions against the fossil fuel industries and their apologists.
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Dengue reported in Japan

ENN Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:53
After reporting the country's first domestically acquired case of dengue fever in nearly 70 years yesterday, Japan's health ministry today confirmed finding two more patients. The initial patient, a girl in her teens, had a sudden onset of high fever on 20 August and was hospitalized in Saitama City, near Tokyo. Hospital staff, suspecting dengue, on 26 August sent blood samples to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo, which confirmed the diagnosis.
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Drought hits São Paulo - what drought?

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:14
São Paulo, South America's biggest city, is suffering its worst drought in over a century, writes Jan Rocha, with rivers and reservoirs running dry. But the state's politicians are seeking re-election. And for them, it's as if nothing is happening - never mind that water and power cuts affecting millions are looking inevitable.
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Plant breeder works to save organic corn from GMO contamination

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
Frank Kutka is developing “Organic Ready” corn varieties that can prevent cross-pollination and contamination from GMO corn; aims to have seeds available in 2015.
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Experts say GMO labels needed, not national non-GMO labeling standard

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
Food industry lobbying for voluntary GMO and non-GMO labeling diverts attention from real need for mandatory GMO labeling.
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Midwest farmers committed to growing non-GMO

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
Despite challenges with seeds, markets, and strict non-GMO standards, farmers are making non-GMO crops work for them.
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"Non-GMO is a trend, not a fad"

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
A new report finds that consumer awareness and concern about genetically modified foods in the United States is increasing while usage of non-GMO food products is growing rapidly.
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The biotech industry’s assault on balanced journalism

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
The Non-GMO Blog: GMO proponents pressuring Reuters to remove journalist who presents both sides of GMO debate.
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Europe’s warming brings risk of dengue fever

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:53
As greenhouse gases raise temperatures in Europe, writes Tim Radford, British researchers warn that the risk is increasing of the arrival of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne killer tropical diseases.
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