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Ecological News

EU to curb pollution from mid-sized power plants.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
EU member states on Tuesday agreed new rules to limit pollution from hundreds of thousands of medium-sized power plants that had previously escaped regulation.
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New cases of Ebola put an end to Liberia's status as virus-free.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
The body of a teenager tested positive for the virus, ending Liberia’s Ebola-free status, said the deputy minister for health, and raising fresh concerns.
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Many board members fight smoking even as chamber opposes tobacco laws.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Four executives of leading health care organizations are members of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is engaged in a worldwide campaign to thwart antismoking laws.
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California oil train risks worse in minority areas: Report.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Californians most exposed to the risks of oil train derailments or fires overwhelmingly live in poorer, minority neighborhoods, two environmental groups in the state said on Tuesday.
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Israel's military exercises ravage Palestine's Jordan Valley

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:22
Last month Palestinians of the Jordan Valley suffered a punitive regime of military exercises that displaced hundreds of people, set fire to farmland and holed water tanks - all part of Israel's plans to annex the region for Jewish settlements.
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Why These Filmmakers Ate Nothing But Trash for Half a Year

Yes! Magazine - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:30
In the new documentary "Just Eat It," filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer swear off grocery shopping for six months and eat only food that would otherwise be thrown out.
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Global emissions stay flat thanks to renewable energy surge

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:38
The world economy and energy use both grew in 2014 - but carbon emissions did not, writes Alex Kirby. The reason? The worldwide surge in renewables, especially in China, has reduced demand for coal in power generation.
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California is the 'canary in the coalmine' of global drought

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:51
California's drought is a harbinger of things to come around the world, writes Maude Barlow. Because of global warming, yes - but also because the Golden State is an exemplar of the 'water as property for corporate profit' neoliberal paradigm that's taking over the world. It's now essential to assert water as a Commons - to be both justly shared, and fiercely protected!
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In Minneapolis, pollution fight is not just getting the lead out.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
From dry cleaning fluids to auto body shop paints, everyday chemicals can taint the air. In Minneapolis, officials are studying this type of pollution and working to reduce it.
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Can we wean our future food off antibiotics?

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
Each year, at least 23,000 Americans die from drug-resistant infections carried by so-called superbugs — pathogens that were once easily treatable but that can now withstand modern medicine's full arsenal of antibiotics.
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E-cigarettes proving to be a danger to teens.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
Vaping is more popular than smoking among young people.
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5 things to know about 2,4-D, the “possibly” cancer-causing herbicide.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
Use of the third most popular pesticide in the U.S. is predicted to grow dramatically in the next few years.
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You're making this island disappear.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
Out here in the middle of the Pacific, there's a place where no one has the luxury of denying the existence of climate change. People here in the Marshall Islands are living it. Have been living it.
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New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending 7-year review.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments.
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US Chamber works globally to fight antismoking measures.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
From Ukraine to Uruguay, Moldova to the Philippines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds.
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BP, Anadarko rejected by US Supreme Court on Gulf spill fines.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
The move leaves intact a ruling that opens the companies to potentially billions of dollars in fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.
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Will 'water rings' quench Beijing's thirst?

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
The city of Beijing has floated a plan for a 230 kilometer network of waterways that improves the urban ecosystem and helps quench the thirst of the capital's 20 million people.
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An ocean mystery in the trillions.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
Much is still not known about the bristlemouth, the planet’s most plentiful vertebrate. What’s more, the ocean, making up 99 percent of the biosphere, may hold untold undiscovered species.
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Citrus consumption and skin cancer: How real is the link?

Environmental Health News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:30
A large study published Monday that looked at the dietary patterns of more than 100,000 Americans discovered an unexpected link between high consumption of citrus and risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
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