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Ecological News

Gas trucks boom in China as government curbs diesel in war on smog.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
Sales of large LNG trucks are expected to hit record levels in China this year as the government steps up an anti-pollution campaign that includes curbs on heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
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Britain's toxic air 'could cause dementia and diabetes.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
MPs today warned that Britain’s toxic air could lead to dementia and diabetes.
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India court bans firecracker sales in Delhi ahead of peak pollution season.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
India’s top court on Monday temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, as it looks to prevent a repeat of severe air pollution that forced school closures last year.
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Australian Defence admits three-year delay in warning people about toxic foam danger.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
The Department of Defence has admitted it should have warned the public about a chemical contamination scandal three years earlier than it did.
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Courts thwart administration's effort to rescind Obama-era environmental regulations.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
The rapid-fire push by the Trump administration to wipe out significant chunks of the Obama environmental legacy is running into a not-so-minor complication: Judges.
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Lawyer overseeing C8 contamination testing criticized.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
The New York City attorney overseeing testing of Mid-Ohio Valley residents for C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid) contamination continues to come under fire for his handling of the screening process.
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NT Indigenous leaders tell Prime Minister to back off over fracking.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
Indigenous leaders from across the Northern Territory are calling on the Gunner Government to not give in to pressure from the Prime Minister by overturning its fracking moratorium.
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EPA adds to list of Coakley failures.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
The federal Environmental Protection Agency added to the long list of failures of governmental agencies to protect the environment and residents by stating it would not recommend remediation of the chemicals leaching from the Coakley landfill.
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We can reduce breast cancer by reducing pollution.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:30
It is time to recognize that prevention is far cheaper than curing—and that if our society regulated pollution more, we would spend less on healthcare.
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Call for Submissions: Decolonize This

Yes! Magazine - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:30
Send us your ideas by October 30.
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Friendly policies keep US oil and coal afloat far more than we thought.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:30
Most energy subsidies go not to renewables but to producing more of the dirty stuff.
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A wayward weedkiller divides farm communities, harms wildlife.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:30
Farmers have used dicamba for many years. But this year, they used more of it, and they used it in a new way.
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Hurricane Nate makes landfall on the Gulf Coast.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:30
The governors of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi have declared states of emergency. It was the fourth hurricane to hit the United States in just over six weeks.
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Puerto Rico could go solar: Elon Musk, Gov. discuss microgrid transformation.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:30
Could Puerto Rico rebuild its electrical system in a radical new way to use more renewable energy, lower costs and improve reliability? Two heavyweight players appear interested in the idea.
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Trump is seen replacing Obama’s power plant overhaul with a tune-up.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:30
The EPA has not decided whether it will promulgate a new rule at all.
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Battling a sport's hidden foe.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:30
By the thousands, high schools, colleges and pro teams are waging a never-ending fight against a sometimes fatal bacteria that resists conventional antibiotics.
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Venezuela's unrest, food scarcity take psychological toll on children.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:30
Venezuela, home to the world's largest crude oil reserves, has spiraled deeper into chaos in recent years.
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Peru urged to ban oil firms from isolated indigenous peoples' land.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:30
Indigenous leaders say operations in the remote Amazon violate rights and risk fatal epidemics.
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This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:30
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?
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What Earth's climate system and topological insulators have in common

ENN Climate - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 23:55
New research shows that equatorial waves — pulses of warm ocean water that play a role in regulating Earth’s climate — are driven by the same dynamics as the exotic materials known as topological insulators.
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