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Behind deadly Tianjin blast, shortcuts and lax rules.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
More than two weeks after explosions at its warehouses leveled a section of that district, Rui Hai has become a symbol the high cost of rapid industrialization in a closed political system rife with corruption.
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Gen(e)ocide in India.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Saima Bhat visits the darkest tunnel that Kashmir’s situation and the food habits have created impacting the gene pool, and forcing thousands of women, including teenagers, to fight for the motherhood., Saima Bhat visits the darkest tunnel that Kashmir’s situation and the food habits have created impacting the gene pool, and forcing thousands of women, including teenagers, to fight for their ability to have children.
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Study finds hog farm waste in NC waters, but significance is disputed.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
This summer, a long-awaited study on the effect of such farms on North Carolina water quality was released, but how its results will be interpreted by regulators remains unclear.
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China to relocate almost 1,000 chemical plants in wake of Tianjin blasts.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Local governments in China have submitted plans to relocate or upgrade almost 1,000 chemical plants in the wake of the massive explosions in Tianjin earlier this month that killed 147 people.
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Judge throws major Obama rule into doubt.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
The legal and practical morass surrounding the Obama administration's controversial water rule became more muddied yesterday.
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New hope for saving vulture population.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
In India, the Union government has banned multi-dose vials of human diclofenac, which is expected to give a boost to vulture conservation in the country at the same time prevent its misuse on cattle.
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Massive cleanup plan emerging for US Steel site in Duluth, Minnesota.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
After years of neglect, the site of the long-closed U.S. Steel Duluth Works may be be on the verge of revitalization.
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Mandates in Colorado, Wyoming didn't prevent job growth.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Colorado didn't see oil and gas employment fall last year after adopting the air pollution rules serving as a template for new rules proposed by U.S. EPA.
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Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance.
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EPA: Pennsylvania lagging in Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
A recently released Environmental Protection Agency review found Maryland is making headway in reducing the amount of pollution it sends into the Chesapeake Bay, but Pennsylvania is not meeting its goals.
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Panel's OK enacts ban on Buffalo hog farms.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
New medium or large hog farms are now banned for the next five years in the Buffalo National River's watershed, under an Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission vote approving the ban Friday.
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"Higher than expected' blood lead levels in remote Australia Indigenous children.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
The Northern Territory Health Department has found "higher than expected" lead levels in children in two remote communities.
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Fleeing drought, climate migrants press Zimbabwe's fertile east.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Illegal homes in the eastern highlands of Manicaland province belong to migrants who have fled drought-prone areas of the province in search of fertile soil and good rains. And they are growing in number every year., Illegal homes in the eastern highlands of Manicaland province belong to migrants who have fled drought-prone areas of the province in search of fertile soil.
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Nature's last refuge: Climate change threatens our most fragile ecosystem.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
An Arctic voyage through the awe-inspiring Northwest Passage shows that, with oil drilling in the far north on the way, rapid action is needed to protect the region.
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4-dimensional plan announced to tackle Assiut oil leak.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy announced a four-dimensional plan for tackling the oil leaking from an electricity pipe into the River Nile.
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Cost, length of Exxon's cleanup still unclear after deal.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
The $225 million settlement between ExxonMobil and New Jersey reached this week confirms the oil giant must clean up more than 1,500 contaminated properties from gas stations to refineries - but exactly how much they'll spend or how long it'll take remains murky.
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State lawmaker seeks removal of Edge Moor waste.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:30
A Newark lawmaker has opened a petition campaign to compel the removal of 500,000 tons of waste in a 15-acre landfill on Chemours property near the company’s soon-to-close Edge Moor pigment plant.
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Growing doubts over GMO safety: a scientist's experience

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:46
Are GMOs safe? Up to a point, writes Jonathan Latham - provided you're not eating them. That's certainly not proven to be safe, indeed the hazards are numerous: protein encoding viral DNA fragments, herbicide metabolites, biotoxins whose operation is not understood, poorly conducted experiments ... and those are just the ones we know about.
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The case for the Dorset badger cull

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:51
The government is right to extend the badger cull into Dorset, writes Mel Squires in this 'right of reply' article. While culling badgers is only part of the solution of bovine TB, along with annual TB testing of cattle and badger vaccination, it is a necessary measure in areas of high risk.
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We should all get three-day weekends - all the time

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:44
The effect of new labour saving technologies has been ... to keep us working as long as ever, or longer. But why? Certainly not for our benefit, writes David Spencer. It's to keep civil society suppressed, docile, in thrall to the power of capital. All the more reason to rebel - demand a 30-hour working week now!
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