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Ecological News

Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:30
Peter Dykstra and Living on Earth Host Steve Curwood discuss stories about international recycling smugglers as well as reports of high-level meetings between the Trump Administration and federally regulated industry executives who want rules changed. Then they look back 50 years, when the ugly but majestic California Condor almost flew its last wild flight.
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Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:30
The ecological systems upon which humans rely for life support are in crisis, and human behavior is the root cause. These problems are thus not environmental, but rather related to how humans meet their needs and wants in ecologically disruptive ways.
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Ecosystem Earth: A Science special issue.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:30
Our ability to dominate the planet's resources makes us directly responsible for determining the future of the ecosystem on which we, and all other forms of life, depend.
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Ecosystem management as a wicked problem.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:30
Ecosystem management is more realistically seen as a “wicked problem” that has no clear-cut solution.
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Biodiversity losses and conservation responses in the Anthropocene.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:30
Loss of biodiversity affects the functioning of natural ecosystems and threatens human well-being. We identify successes as well as failures in our response to this crisis and draw lessons on what is needed to turn the tide of biodiversity loss.
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Gardening on Concrete With Raised Beds and Patio Containers

EarthEasy Blog - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 00:05
Think you can’t grow vegetables because you don’t have a backyard? Think again.
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Britain set to have its first coal-free day since industrial revolution.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Friday could be the first day the UK has been without coal-fired electricity since 1882.
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Exclusive: Hundreds more lead hotpsots are identified as Trump prepares to gut programs.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
An ongoing Reuters investigation has found another 449 areas around the U.S. with lead exposure rates double those found in Flint. But cities across the country say pending federal budget cuts could imperil efforts to eradicate the toxic metal.
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The interaction of human population, food production, and biodiversity protection.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Although technological change and unequal consumption inextricably mingle with demographic impacts on the environment, the needs of all human beings imply that projected population growth will undermine protection of the natural world.
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Decades later, industry and regulators fail to clean up former rocket test site.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
The details of what happened at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, including the venting of radioactive gases, did not receive much attention, and the facts weren’t really known to the public for the better part of two decades.
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Montana tribes fight Keystone XL pipeline, revived by Trump.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Tribal members are trying to negotiate with TransCanada to reroute the pipeline downstream of their water supply.
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Can California cars save the climate?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Is California’s strict zero-emissions vehicle strategy, which forces automakers to market exhaust-free hydrogen-fueled and battery-powered vehicles in the state, is really the most consumer-friendly, egalitarian way to go?
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CT fires its first shots in battle with Trump over environment.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Connecticut is ready for battle. But no guns, no grenades, no things that go boom here. Just a platoon of lawyers armed with the Clean Air and Water acts and a lot of guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Climate change could spell 'extreme poverty' in coastal NZ towns.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
It will be several decades before coastal hazards reach a critical point in the larger places most at risk, but in small pockets of the country the problem has already arrived. The dangers of the future can no longer be avoided.
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Florida releases experimental mosquitoes to fight Zika.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Thousands of mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria were released in an area of the Florida Keys this week, in hopes of a new approach to control the disease-carrying female Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits Zika virus, Dengue fever and Chikungunya.
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Cambodia’s dirty business.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Three activists are living in exile following a campaign to expose Cambodia’s sand mining industry.
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BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused $17.2 billion in environmental damage to the Gulf of Mexico.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Seven years ago, a blowout at an ultra-deepwater well operated by British oil giant BP caused an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig and ultimately led to 134 million gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Matt Damon and Gary White on the world's water crisis.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
One topic at this week's World Bank meetings is water scarcity. David Greene speaks with the co-founders of Water.org, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, about people who can't access clean water.
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Commentary: An Alaskan's fight to ban the chemical that poisoned her childhood.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
Pamela Miller boarded a plane Wednesday morning bound for Geneva, Switzerland, where she hopes the world will ban a chemical she believes may have killed five members of her family.
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California's deluge of rain washes away a homeless colony.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:30
The rains that lashed California this year have exposed the extent and agony of homeless women and men who have long made homes along the banks of the now-swollen rivers across California, and particularly in Sacramento.
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