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Ecological News

Bill would create organic-type labels for non-modified foods.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.
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Water use for fracking has skyrocketed, USGS data show.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Wells drilled for gas drink far more chemical-laced fluids than those drilled for oil.
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The people who pick your organic strawberries have had it with rat-infested camps.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
This week, workers in Baja California, a major ag-producing state just south of California, are standing up against dismal labor conditions on Mexico's large export-oriented farms.
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Widely used herbicide linked to cancer.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
As the World Health Organization's research arm declares glyphosate a probable carcinogen, Nature looks at the evidence.
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A top weedkiller could cause cancer. Should we be scared?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
The IARC's assessment leaves many questions unanswered, including how much risk glyphosate poses.
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Are solar-powered homes jacking up everyone else's electric bills?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Solar power is cheaper than ever - but utilities are trying to discourage people from using it.
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Undeterred by protests, Japan directs climate financing to coal plants in India, Bangladesh.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh.
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Exxon shareholder climate vote blocked, Chevron's approved by SEC.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Resolutions say the oil companies should cut spending on risky fossil fuel exploration projects and return that cash to shareholders instead.
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Man to run half marathon in full asbestos safety kit.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
A Wirral man has been challenged to run the Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon in full safety clothing and protective mask to raise money for an asbestos-related research fund.
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Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Given the science as well as the history behind the regulation of coal-fired plants, it is dismaying that the industry and some Republican states continue to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set new limits.
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From climbing mountains to cleaning couches: The woman eliminating toxic chemicals from our lives.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Some challenges are worth taking on more than once. That's what Arlene Blum decided after realizing her work to reduce toxic chemicals in the home was in jeopardy.
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New research raises more alarm about hormone-mimicking chemicals.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
New research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health suggests further risks to pregnant women and their babies from phthalates.
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Seed rules widen rural, urban rift.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Ontario’s proposed pesticide rules risk deepening the rift between grain farmers who say there’s reason to keep the chemicals in limited use and bee lovers already claiming environmental victory.
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As fracking becomes a possibility in Maryland, lawmakers try to stall it.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday that would forbid natural-gas drilling for three years, while the state Senate moved to hold drilling companies financially responsible if things go wrong.
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German Minister plans ‘Green Revolution’ to combat world hunger.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
With green innovation centres “Made in Germany”, Development Minister Gerd Müller hopes to eradicate world hunger by 2030, while critics warn the biggest winners in the new initiative could be the wrong ones.
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It is actually illegal in Colorado to collect the rain that falls on your home​.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Water laws are so strict in Colorado that rainwater collection is virtually prohibited. The doctrine is written into the state’s Constitution.
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Costa Rica uses 100 percent renewable energy for past 75 days. How are they doing it?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Costa Rica has managed to do away with fossil fuels, relying on hydropower and other forms of renewable energy instead. Could other countries follow suit?
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Ted Cruz says satellite data show the globe isn’t warming. This satellite scientist feels otherwise.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Presidential candidate Cruz has done some homework and found a particular type of data that would appear to support his claim.
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Monsanto seeks retraction for report linking herbicide to cancer.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.
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EPA regulations face new test at high court.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power faces another key test at the Supreme Court Wednesday, when justices weigh arguments that the agency failed to consider industry costs before issuing a landmark air quality rule.
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