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Ecological News

The coal industry collapsed—is oil next?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The major oil companies don't seem at all prepared for what's about to hit them. Investors should be worried.
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Midwest AGs call Exxon climate investigation a ‘grave mistake.'

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Republican attorneys general from three Midwest states say an investigation into whether oil giant Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks of climate change is a “grave mistake” and an effort to “police the global warming debate.”
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Companies should be required to reveal climate risks.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Three former secretaries of the U.S. Treasury yesterday forcefully urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to manage financial disclosures related to climate change.
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Letter: Whether 'tis nobler in the lungs to suffer.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
If we're going to allude to Shakespeare in the debate over a carbon tax, let's bring out the iambic pentameter. A reader responds.
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Wildflowers planted to aid bees may be crippling them.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Swaths of Midwestern wildflowers planted by well-meaning governments and nonprofits to attract bees may be inadvertently harming them.
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World leaders poised to seal landmark emissions deal in Vienna.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
An international agreement to reduce hydrofluorocarbons could prevent 0.5 degrees of warming by the end of the century, officials say.
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WMO: Global warming happening faster than predicted.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The World Meteorological Organization reported the first six months of this year have seen all previous global warming records broken.
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Skinny people with obesity issues? A rare window for researchers.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
A small group of thin patients who develop disorders typically tied to obesity pose a medical mystery and a potential opportunity for scientists.
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Science: Eat all the fat you want.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
A new review paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week shows that diets full of fat can actually be healthy for you—as long as it's the right kind of fat.
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Chemical manufacturer's size may matter under amended TSCA.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Large chemical manufacturers may have a near-term advantage over smaller companies when filing requests to make new chemicals under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act, a policy analyst and attorneys said.
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PCBs are down in Hudson.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
It will be at least several years before officials seriously consider whether people can safely eat fish from the Hudson River, but there's been progress in reducing the level of PCBs, Environmental Protection Agency scientists said Thursday.
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Ventilation to be required in all New York nail salons.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The new rule, announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is one of the most sweeping changes in an effort to make the industry safer and more equitable for workers.
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Vietnam risks becoming "pollution haven."

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Economic and environment specialists say that Vietnam’s regulation and monitoring of wastewater treatment are still loose, with many gaps, so investors can dodge the law.
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California moves forward with oil, gas methane rules.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
California's proposed rules to slash methane emissions from oil and gas facilities 40 percent to 45 percent by 2025 moved forward July 21.
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State asks judge for immediate protection at Hanford.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
Washington state’s attorney general wants a federal judge to immediately protect Hanford workers from chemical vapors at the nuclear reservation’s tank farms.
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Algae fix could come from $10 million Everglades clean-up contest.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
As toxic algae blooms foul Florida waterways, Everglades advocates Thursday started accepting contestants for a $10 million prize for solving water pollution woes.
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Traces of contamination still emittited from Saint-Gobain site.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
State officials announced Thursday that small traces of contamination are still being released from the stacks at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the suspected source of water contamination in southern New Hampshire.
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Defendant wants PFOA lawsuit thrown out.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The complaint, filed in May, asks that Saint-Gobain pay damages for the effects the PFOA contamination found in a number of private wells in North Bennington and Bennington has had on residents.
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Deal made to fix coal plant's wastewater ponds by 2022.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
The owners of the Colstrip power plant in southeastern Montana signed an agreement Thursday to stop pouring coal sludge and other liquid waste into storage ponds that leak enough contaminated water to nearly fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every day.
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People want GMO food labeled — which is pretty much all they know about GMOs.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:30
A recent survey suggests most Americans support mandatory labeling laws — but they also don’t know much about the science behind GMOs to begin with.
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