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Ecological News

Shell Oil could lose millions over false California environmental cleanup claims.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 19:30
Nailed by a private whistleblower over false claims, Shell Oil Co. has forfeited a chance to collect up to $150 million from a state-run fund that reimburses oil companies for cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks.
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No on GMO "Measure M": The science just doesn’t warrant it.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 19:30
Eleven years ago, voters were at the center of a food fight over whether genetically engineered crops should be banned in Sonoma County.
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It's time to unmask the Superfund talks once and for all.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 19:30
In the Butte Superfund cleanup, the longest-running Kabuki production this side of the Pacific, what appears to be rational is routinely dismissed as fantasy, and what appears to be real is frequently revealed to be chimera.
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Why industrial farms are good for the environment.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 19:30
There is much to like about small, local farms and their influence on what we eat. But if we are to sustainably deal with problems presented by population growth and climate change, we need to look to the farmers who grow a majority of the country's food and fiber.
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Beyond the headlines.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 19:30
In this week’s trip Beyond the Headlines, Peter Dykstra takes host Steve Curwood back to the music of the 1970s to invoke long-standing and maybe prescient thoughts on the California drought. And new studies reveal how nutrient pollution in the ocean is helping disrupt the vital soundscape marine life needs. Also in environmental history, some fish and other wildlife that became potent symbols in U.S. politics.
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Analysis: Environmental journalism reaches middle age, with mixed results.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
There's a wariness that environmental journalists are a hybrid of activism and reporting. Can the beat ever outgrow that?
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Report slams EPA civil rights compliance.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
The nation’s top environmental regulator has failed to meet its civil-rights obligations, forcing communities to endure extreme delays or inaction when seeking respite from polluters, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found.
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Tiny bits of plastics, fiber are building up in the Mississippi River.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
Microscopic fibers and pieces of plastic are accumulating at the bottom of the Mississippi River in the metro area, posing a rising threat to fish and other wildlife and reflecting changes in urban life along its banks.
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AUDIO: How climate change is cranking the heat on public health crises.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about the public health impacts of global warming.
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Two chemicals together may knock out zika-carrying mosquitoes.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
CDC reports that spraying a controversial insecticide and applying larvicide may be best tools for combating local Zika.
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Rubio: FDEP at fault for keeping sinkhole spill from public.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
A state environmental agency’s decision to keep the public in the dark about the leak of 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the Floridan Aquifer has seen it come under fire this week from prominent Democrats including presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and likely 2018 gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham.
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The key to driverless cars: Balancing innovation and safety.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
The Obama administration threw its weight — hard — behind driverless cars this week, earning praise from big players in an industry with the potential to transform American life.
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Lessons from the environmental front line .

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
The Dakota pipeline protests have drawn indigenous people from across the Americas. But everyone else needs to understand it’s their fight too.
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Analysis: Environmental journalism reaches middle age, with mixed results.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
There's a wariness that environmental journalists are a hybrid of activism and reporting. Can the beat ever outgrow that?
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Lousiana senator defends 'hostage' comment about Flint, Michigan.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy on Friday defended his comment that people in his flood-ravaged state deserve immediate help and should not be held "hostage" to Flint, Michigan, where residents are struggling with lead-poisoned water.
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Chromium-6 in water: What should you do?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
Chromium-6, a toxic substance linked to cancer, made headlines this week when the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report that showed nearly 200 million Americans, including most of the Jersey Shore, was drinking tap water that contained the dangerous chemical compound.
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Beached boats, pink water as drought saps Great Salt Lake.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 19:30
On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea.
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How to Raise an Environmentalist

Yes! Magazine - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:30
Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future.
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Stronger turbine blades with molybdenum silicides

ENN Pollution - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 02:54
Researchers at Kyoto University have found that molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultrahigh-temperature combustion systems.Gas turbines are the engines that generate electricity in power plants. The operating temperatures of their combustion systems can exceed 1600 °C. The nickel-based turbine blades used in these systems melt at temperatures 200 °C lower and thus require air-cooling to function. Turbine blades made out of materials with higher melting temperatures would require less fuel consumption and lead to lower CO2 emissions.
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How the FDA manipulates the media.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence, our investigation reveals. Other institutions are following suit.
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