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Canada’s climate warms to corn as grain belt shifts north.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
Corn, the most common grain in the U.S., had been ungrowable in Canada’s breadbasket. That is changing as a warming climate, along with the development of faster-maturing seed varieties, turns the table on food cultivation.
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Protecting New Jersey coastal development.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
Environmentalists say poor planning decisions have led to the New Jersey’s coastline being much more vulnerable than it otherwise would be to major storms.
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Fires threaten Amazon rainforest.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
The Amazon rainforest is becoming increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic forest fires due to a combination of droughts, climate change and human activities such as deforestation, farming and habitat fragmentation, a major study has concluded.
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Unexpected loose gas from fracking.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
A survey of hydraulic fracturing sites in Pennsylvania revealed drilling operations releasing plumes of methane 100 to 1,000 times the rate the EPA expects from that stage of drilling, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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River can't be left for dead.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
After decades of foot-dragging, after long and tortuous discussions involving private companies and political bureaucracies, after turf wars that have raged between and among politicians, it seems the lower Passaic River is going to get the thorough cleanup and remediation from pollution it so desperately needs.
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Losing ground in the Amazon.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
Mechanisms to monitor soybean cultivation on deforested land must be backed by credible enforcement. And developed countries need to do more to help Brazil, Indonesia and other nations whose forests are at risk protect a resource in which everyone has a stake.
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Florida lawmakers proposing a salve for ailing springs.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
For decades, fertilizer and cow manure from nearby dairy farms have seeped into the porous ground at Manatee Springs and by extension the aquifer, which supplies most of the state's drinking water, scientists said.
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Killing of environmental activists rises globally.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
A survey released Tuesday -- the first comprehensive one of its kind -- says that only 10 killers of 908 environmental activists slain around the world over the past decade have been convicted. They also noted that the death rate has risen in the past four years to an average of two activists a week.
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Federal lawsuit focuses attention on safety of toxic chemicals on Minn. railroads.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
Railroad safety has been under the microscope ever since last July, when 47 people were killed when a runaway oil train exploded in the middle of a small Canadian town. Now, a lawsuit has launched a fight over the safety of toxic chemicals transported on local railroads.
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Pollution from Asia makes Pacific storms stronger.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
What happens in Asia doesn't stay in Asia, a new study warns. Pollution from booming economies in the Far East is causing stronger storms and changing weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean, which in turn is changing weather in North America, scientists report.
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For Miami's immigrants, some of the cheapest land is the most vulnerable to climate change.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
When there’s talk of sea level rise in Miami, it’s usually focused on the dangers of the Atlantic beginning to engulf some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. But its not just the rich and famous along Florida’s Gold Coast who have a lot to lose.
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China set to elevate environment over development in new law.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
Long-awaited amendments to China's 1989 Environmental Protection Law are expected to be finalised later this year, giving the Ministry of Environmental Protection greater authority to take on polluters.
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Yakama Nation tells US Department of Energy to clean up nuclear waste.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
While the Yakama have successfully protected their sacred fishing grounds from becoming a repository for nuclear waste from other project sites by invoking the treaty of 1855, Hanford nuclear site is far from clean, though the DOE promised to restore the land.
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Texas still pondering regulation, a year after West explosion.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
Texas regulators are still trying to improve the flow of information about dangerous chemicals among state agencies and fire departments, a year after the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.
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Why it's a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
As the Great Lakes slowly lose their historically large ice covers over the next few months, the domino effects could include lingering cold water, delayed seasonal shifts, and huge jumps in water levels.
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Taiwanese scholars find new clues in bee disappearances.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
A group of Taiwanese scholars has confirmed long-held suspicions that a compound used in imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, is the culprit behind the worldwide demise of honeybees.
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How to Encourage Your Child to Play Outdoors

EarthEasy Blog - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:55
Kids spend about seven hours a day plugged into media devices. Are modern parenting trends keeping them inside?

How to Encourage Your Child to Play Outdoors is a post from: The Eartheasy Blog. © 2011 Eartheasy.com This article may not be republished without permission.

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Bats can help protect rice farms against pests

ENN Agriculture - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:58
[KUALA LUMPUR] Bats that prey on a major rice pest in Thailand could save paddy harvests worth millions of dollars and help contribute to better food security, scientists say in a paper published in Biological Conservation recently (March).
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IPCC's shale gas error

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:15
The latest IPCC report urges a dash for gas to allow us to reduce the burning of coal, including shale gas from fracking. But as Alex Kirby reports, their calculations appear to be based on an arithmetical flaw.
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How Wales is defeating bovine TB without killing badgers

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:07
Wales has an enviable record of declining BTB in cattle - without having to kill a single badger. Jan Bayley explains how Wales's combination of frequent testing and exacting biosecurity has succeeded - and how England can learn from Wales's experience.
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