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New technologies promise cheap wave power

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:26
Scandinavian inventors are hoping that efficient new waves power technologies will for the first time make the sector competitive with other renewable energy sources, writes Paul Brown - opening up a massive new clean energy resource around the world.
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ENN Releases App for Android Users

ENN Health - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:44
Last month ENN launched a new mobile app available at the iTunes store making it easier for you to connect with us and stay up to date with groundbreaking environmental news. Now, ENN releases the mobile app at Google Play, making it compatible for Android users.ENN is more than just a gatherer of environmental news but rather a unique set of resources, archives, tools, and experts for the increasingly complex field of environmental science attracting readers from all levels of government, business and academia.We also encourage you to join the conversation by checking out our Community Blog and by connecting with us on Facebook.Apple users can download the app at the iTunes store.Android users can download the app at Google Play.Make sure you click on the app with the logo shown here.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking foes accuse industry of manipulating science.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
The oil and gas industry sponsors and spins research to shape the scientific debate over horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, according to a watchdog group's analysis of more than 130 documents distributed to policymakers by industry representatives.
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Everything you wanted to know about the bee die-off.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
Here’s what you need to know about what could be causing the bee die-off and what can be done about it.
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Study: Pollution shortening lives of 660 million Indians.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
India's air pollution is cutting the lives of 660 million people by about three years, a new study found.
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When chemicals became weapons of war.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
The release of poison gas 100 years ago changed the face of World War I and gave humanity a new weapon of mass destruction.
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General Mills to remove antioxidant BHT from its cereals.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
In the wake of a campaign by the controversial blogger Vani Hari, who goes by the name Food Babe, General Mills says it is removing the antioxidant butylated hydroxytoluene from its cereals.
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Department of Ariculture approves first genetically modified apple, which resists turning brown.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the green light to apples genetically modified to resist browning.
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Apple to invest €1.7bn in green European data centres.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
Apple said the new facilities would have the lowest environmental impact of any of its data centres.
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Fur trade a suspect in Minnesota monument mercury contamination.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
The Grand Portage National Monument is a former fur trading site full of conifers, wetlands and beaver dams – a history and landscape that may be behind the toxic mercury loads in the monument’s streams.
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Breastfeeding may protect babies from arsenic exposure.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
Young babies who are fed formula milk have far higher levels of arsenic in their bodies than breast-fed infants, a new study has warned.
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Need to curtail smoking becomes more acute as its known dangers widen.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
A major new study of smoking and death has banged more nails into the coffin of cigarette smoking, though chances are it will do little to persuade any of the 42 million American smokers to quit.
Categories: Ecological News

The 'chocolate greenhouse' saving the world's cocoa.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
Chocolate lovers take heart: a steamy greenhouse near London is helping to ensure that cocoa crops globally remain disease-free and bountiful to cope with the growing appetite for sweet treats.
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Fresh leak of highly radioactive water detected at Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water into the sea.
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Chromium cleanup hits snag in Garfield, New Jersey.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
A pilot study using vegetable oil to remove cancer-causing chromium that has sat under a Garfield neighborhood for three decades has produced mixed results, leaving scientists unsure of how to clean up the contaminated groundwater.
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OxyCide is supposed to make hospitals cleaner and safer for patients, but what about the staff?

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
This new hospital disinfectant is designed to stop the spread of infection, but it may be making the employees who handle it sick in the process.
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Polluted air cuts years off lives of millions in India, study finds.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
More than half of India’s population lives in places with such polluted air that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy, according to a recent study.
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Toxic fumes in cabin air pose a health risk.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
A coroner has warned that toxic fumes in cabin air could pose a health risk to frequent fliers and aircrew.
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Fed predicts up to 10 derailments a year of fuel-hauling trains.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.
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How Michele Bachmann inspired Factcheck.org to debunk lies about science.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:30
Last month, Factcheck.org launched Scicheck, which evaluates scientific claims made by politicians. Factcheck credits Michelle Bachman as inspiration for the new project.
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