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Ecological News

Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
A review of hundreds of studies concludes organic farming can feed a growing global population.
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Views on coal mining clash in Senate hearing on stream protection rule.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
An ongoing cultural battle between coal mining and environmental groups played out in a Senate hearing Wednesday over an Obama administration proposal to mitigate the impacts of coal mining activity on streams.
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Many Flint residents are desperate to leave, but see no escape.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
People in poor and crime-ridden pockets of cities like Detroit and Baltimore often share the sense of being trapped because of market forces and limited resources. But the people of Flint have a special urgency about leaving.
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Zika is the latest example of how hard it is to be a woman in Latin America.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Countries won't budge on policies that could burden a generation of mothers.
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Birth defects in Brazil may be over-reported amid Zika fears.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
After many false alarms, the government is considering tightening the guidelines establishing when health care providers should report infants born with abnormally small heads.
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Why are we drawn to deep blue water?

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The powerful allure of the deep azure.
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Financial turmoil half a world away is melting Minnesota’s iron country.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
As global demand for resources plummets, ore mines here are idle, and 2,000 workers are out of jobs.
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Lake Champlain fish to be tested for pollution-related toxins.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The Lake Champlain Basin Program plans to start monitoring fish in the lake for mercury as well as toxins produced by cyanobacteria – commonly known as blue-green algae.
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Surge of Zika virus has Brazilians re-examining strict abortion laws.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Abortion rights activists are seizing on the crisis to push back against conservative lawmakers who want to toughen already stringent limits.
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Switching plans on U.S. plutonium disposal costly, risky: Study.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Switching the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium to New Mexico from an existing South Carolina site could cost the U.S. government more than $20 billion and raise safety concerns, according to a new study commissioned by the firms building the current site.
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Lawmakers wrestle with who is responsible for Flint water crisis.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Democrats complained the state’s governor has not been called to testify for political reasons.
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Why are these male fish growing eggs?

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Fish in wildlife refuges are feminized, probably by hormone-skewing pollution. What does this portend for the health of all creatures—and people?
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Civil rights commission to hold hearing on environmental justice.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights plans to continue its probe Friday into the Obama administration's work on environmental justice, including efforts to enforce civil rights law.
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High Arctic: By sea into a frozen, fragile world.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The High Arctic is an ice-bound desert that supports a fragile ecosystem. Environmentalists warn it's under threat from global warming as summer ice melts reach record levels.
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Toxic legacy at Carlstadt waste site could be eclipsed by solar farm.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
An industrial illegal dump site shut down by a federal agency in 1980, and resulting in jail and fines for company officials may become home to a solar farm to eclipse its toxic legacy in Carlstadt.
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State legislators call for drastic overhaul of California's utility regulator.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
State legislators are calling for a major overhaul of California's utilities regulator by striking it from the state Constitution and reassigning its sprawling portfolio in the wake of a series of controversies.
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EU parliament fails to close loopholes in controversial car emission tests.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
MEPs have failed to veto loopholes in air pollution limits on new diesel cars, despite public anger in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
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European lawmakers back limited reduction in car emissions.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
European lawmakers on Wednesday backed a compromise deal to reduce car emissions that will still allow vehicles to exceed official pollution limits, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal.
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Knesset rejects proposal to probe Haifa pollution.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
The Knesset rejected Wednesday a proposal to set up a parliamentary investigative committee to probe an alleged link between infant disorders and pollution caused by heavy industry in the Haifa region.
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PHMSA hints at new rules for gas storage industry.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:30
Federal pipeline regulators told the gas storage industry yesterday to inspect its operations and fix any problems in an effort to prevent leaks like the one at Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon facility that has forced the evacuation of 4,400 families from Los Angeles.
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