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Ecological News

Source of Missisquoi river fuel leak still unknown.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The Swanton Fire Department successfully contained an oily sheen on the Missisquoi Saturday afternoon. Officials with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation said that the sheen seemed to be bubbling up from under a sluice wall, which has water channels that lead into the river.
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Alabama fish consumption advisories issued for mercury, PCBs, PFOS.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The Alabama Department of Public Health has released its 2016 fish consumption advisories, a list of recommendations on how much of certain species of fish caught in specific locations a person can safely eat without worrying about the presence of toxins like mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls or perfluoralkyl sulfonate.
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Gov. Snyder to join Flint mayor today for water announcement.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Gov. Rick Snyder is to join Mayor Karen Weaver at a Flint news conference this morning amid questions about where Flint intends to get its drinking water after the current lead contamination crisis is resolved.
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Frenchtown mill owner guilty of failing to clean Canadian pulp plant.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The company owner responsible for cleaning and redeveloping Frenchtown’s former pulp mill has been convicted of failing to complete a similar project in Canada, and will be sentenced Tuesday.
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How to get smokers to quit? Enlist world's ugliest color.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
Health officials want more countries to require the use of opaque couché on cigarette packaging. The greenish brown color has helped discourage smokers in Australia.
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Fossil fuel companies impose more in climate costs than they make in profits.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
With proper accounting, the fossil fuel business doesn't look like such a moneymaker.
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As debate over pesticides ramps up, let's dispel a number of myths.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:30
The EPA hasn't provided a long-term look at the effects of toxic lawn and garden materials.
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Threats to habitat connectivity as sea waters inundate coastal areas

ENN Climate - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:35
By the year 2100, sea levels might rise as much as 2.5 meters above their current levels, which would seriously threaten coastal cities and other low-lying areas. In turn, this would force animals to migrate farther inland in search of higher ground. But accelerated urbanization, such as the rapidly expanding Piedmont area that stretches from Atlanta to eastern North Carolina, could cut off their escape routes and create climate-induced extinctions.
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YES! Wins 4 Excellence in Journalism Awards

Yes! Magazine - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:30
From a First Nation’s fight against Big Oil to Seattle’s school to prison pipeline, YES! Magazine coverage was honored in this year’s SPJ NW Excellence in Journalism Contest.
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Happy American Eagle Day

Ecology Today - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:20

By The U.S. Department of the Interior

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest

Happy American Eagle Day!

As a national symbol, this majestic bird appears on everything from money to memorials, but decades ago, it almost disappeared completely. Because of the ban on the pesticide DDT and habitat protection, the bald eagle is now flourishing across the nation and no longer needs the protection of the Endangered Species Act. It’s a great Wildlife Win and one more reason to celebrate eagles and all they represent.

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Small is Beautiful but Big Matters Too

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 20:45
The only revolution, if we leave Europe, would be an uprising against a raft of EU environmental and social legislation, under the guise of ‘reducing red tape'. This would leave workers, our important nature habitats and the health of our citizens in far worse shape than is currently the case within the EU warns Green MEP Molly Scott Cato
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Province ignores information about possible mercury dumping ground.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
A retired labourer says that more than 40 years ago he was part of a small crew that “haphazardly” dumped drums of mercury and salt into a pit near Grassy Narrows First Nation where water and fish have long been contaminated by the toxic metal.
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France to vote against continued EU use of weedkiller glyphosate.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
France will vote on Friday against the continued use of weedkiller glyphosate, its environment minister said, adding to uncertainty over the future of widely-used products such as Monsanto's Roundup in the European Union.
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Chemical testing on animals? Try mini-organs, big data, and other options first, says Congress.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
A new bipartisan bill that passed the U.S. Senate on June 7 and now awaits a presidential signature to become law aims to curb this practice in favor of more animal-friendly—and often quicker and cheaper—forms of chemical testing.
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Wood-burning ovens used to cook pizzas are damaging the environment.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Trendy outdoor pizza ovens have been labelled an environmental menace by scientists.
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Illinois contractor charged with illegally removing asbestos.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
A federal grand jury in Illinois has charged a contractor with illegally and unsafely removing asbestos during a demolition project in Springfield and lying about it in court.
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DNR needs to protect our groundwater.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
If clean water indeed is our cornerstone, as the DNR proclaims, it’s time that our state leadership and DNR protect our most valuable natural resource.
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Exclusive: In Zika-struck Puerto Rico, trouble delivering donated contraceptives.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Only a small fraction of contraceptives donated in Puerto Rico to prevent Zika-related birth defects are expected to get to the women who need them this month, public health officials told Reuters.
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Australian watchdog files suit against e-cigarette retailers.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
Australia's consumer watchdog has launched a lawsuit in the Federal Court against two e-cigarette retailers, saying the companies misled consumers with claims that their products are not carcinogenic.
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Vietnam drought leaves one million in urgent need of food.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:30
The worst drought in 90 years coupled with seawater intrusion into Mekong River delta have destroyed fruit, rice and sugar crops.
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