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The true cost of environmental gentrification.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
New research sheds light on the intersection between air quality, housing, and gentrification.
Categories: Ecological News

In Flint, trust in filters – and government – elusive.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
Michael Poole doesn’t buy the line that filtered tap water is safe for him and his neighbors to drink. “There may be a day when I might be able to trust” the water, he says. “But until then, I’m getting this right here.”
Categories: Ecological News

When the US Military bombed the bogs of Minnesota.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
Chosen for their harsh conditions and remote location the Red Lake peatlands were used as bombing, gunnery and training ranges during the 1940s and 1950s. The bombing, however, was impossible to escape for the nearby Red Lake Nation.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika sex research begins despite US Congress funding impasse.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
It could take years to learn how long men infected with Zika are capable of sexually transmitting the virus, which can cause crippling birth defects and other serious neurological disorders.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika infection being found in newborns without microcephaly.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
The Zika virus can cause devastating brain defects in newborns with microcephaly, but also in babies with normal-sized heads and those born to women infected in the third trimester of pregnancy, Brazilian doctors say.
Categories: Ecological News

Vietnam says Formosa unit's steel plant caused environmental disaster.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
Vietnam said on Thursday a $10.6 billion steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics caused an until-now mysterious environmental crisis by releasing toxic wastewater into the sea.
Categories: Ecological News

Municipalities trying to keep public informed on PFCs.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
While the municipalities report the PFC levels in the remaining public wells are under the revised EPA threshold, residents are still uneasy about water quality and want answers.
Categories: Ecological News

Tax new diesel cars up to £5,000 to cut pollution, says report.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
The purchase of highly polluting diesel cars in the UK should be discouraged with a tax of up to £5,000 to help tackle the public health emergency of air pollution, according to a new report.
Categories: Ecological News

Lumber Liquidators: Agreement reached on formaldehyde emissions.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
US flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators has reached a 'recall to test' agreement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This follows concerns over formaldehyde emissions from the company's laminate flooring sourced from China.
Categories: Ecological News

Five Beverley homes face evacuation over contamination fears.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
Five residential properties at Beverley have registered alarming levels of potentially dangerous trichloroethene (TCE) vapour including one where the family has opted to relocate temporarily at government expense.
Categories: Ecological News

Extending municipal water lines in Bennington could cost $25.9 million.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
The Bennington Select Board received an early estimate of what the potential costs would be in expanding the municipal water system to areas affected by perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA.
Categories: Ecological News

Groundwater testing begins in Parks Township.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the federal EPA are conducting routine groundwater testing this week in and near a nuclear waste dump that received chemical and radioactive material in the 1960s.
Categories: Ecological News

Congress’s failure to fund Zika response.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
Funding for an adequate response to the virus is being held hostage by a debate over Planned Parenthood.
Categories: Ecological News

Does California now have a utilities regulator it can trust?

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
It took a deadly gas pipe explosion and the largest methane leak in U.S. history, but Sacramento has finally agreed to make major changes to the state Public Utilities Commission.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal ash bedevils Oklahoma town, revealing weakness of EPA rule.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
After a billion-gallon spill in Tennessee, the agency sought to regulate the often-toxic byproduct of burning coal. It largely failed.
Categories: Ecological News

Scientists put $177 billion price tag on cost of poor child growth.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
Children born in developing countries this year will lose more than $177 billion in potential life-time earnings because of stunting and other delays in physical development, scientists said on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

China’s smog knocks 25 months off life expectancy: International Energy Agency.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
A report by the International Energy Agency estimates severe air pollution from the energy sector has shortened life expectancy in China by an average 25 months.
Categories: Ecological News

Arsenic, other toxics found at three Georgia Power plants.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
Georgia Power said it found arsenic and other toxic chemicals in a handful of test wells near coal ash ponds at three of its power plants near Newnan, Rome and Savannah.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika virus a concern for poor urban areas along Gulf Coast.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
Tropical disease specialists are most concerned about impoverished urban areas along the Gulf Coast, where the numbers of the mosquito that spreads Zika are expected to spike.
Categories: Ecological News

Canned foods linked to BPA risk in new study.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:30
A study published in the journal Environmental Research on Wednesday not only reveals that consuming canned foods can expose our bodies to BPA, it pinpoints the worst offenders.
Categories: Ecological News