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This year, it's the Zika virus. But what about next year?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Since 1980, the global number of viral outbreaks per year has more than tripled. Trying to predict what’s next is a challenge, because so many factors are involved.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge wants answers on DuPont’s C8 liability.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
It’s time to get to the bottom of how DuPont Co.’s spinoff of part of its holdings and an impending merger with Dow affect liabilities related to water contamination and human illnesses potentially caused by the manufacturing giant’s C8 chemical, a federal judge said.
Categories: Ecological News

Crisis on high.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
At the top of the world a climate disaster is unfolding that will impact the lives of more than one billion people.
Categories: Ecological News

The fungus among us.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Researchers race to study the human mycobiome and how it affects our health.
Categories: Ecological News

St. Louis is at the center of a multi-front fight against obesity.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Teams of doctors and scientists in St. Louis are working on the problem in different ways, with prevention programs, research projects and clinical trials for new treatments.
Categories: Ecological News

Activists say regulators going too easy on Chicago-area BP refinery.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
In public comments filed July 12, local residents and environmental activists are saying the fines BP and the EPA agreed upon a March 24, 2014 oil spill into Lake Michigan are not enough.
Categories: Ecological News

Activists say regulators going too easy on Chicago-area BP refinery.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
In public comments filed July 12, local residents and environmental activists are saying the fines BP and the EPA agreed upon a March 24, 2014 oil spill into Lake Michigan are not enough.
Categories: Ecological News

Can chemists turn pollution into gold?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Scientists are trying to convert carbon dioxide emissions into something of value—without using too much energy.
Categories: Ecological News

Can chemists turn pollution into gold?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Scientists are trying to convert carbon dioxide emissions into something of value—without using too much energy.
Categories: Ecological News

Secret offshore deals deprive Africa of billions in natural resource dollars.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
The Panama Papers show politicians and mining, oil and gas interests benefit from secrecy and dubious multimillion dollar transfers.
Categories: Ecological News

Where oil and gas meet sacred lands, tribe defends 'last stronghold.'

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
The Badger-Two Medicine region was heavily leased 30 years ago, drawing outcry from environmental groups opposed to drilling on the doorstep of a "crown jewel" national park and tribal leaders worried about sullying sacred homelands.
Categories: Ecological News

Wildlife dying en masse as South American river runs dry.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Paraguay is in the midst of an ecological crisis.
Categories: Ecological News

Pests and drought hit Nigeria′s tomato farms.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Tomatoes are a staple food in Nigeria. From farmers in the northern states to traders across the country, many depend on the fruit for a living. But climate change and the tomato moth have hit the industry hard.
Categories: Ecological News

What happens to the US Midwest when the water's gone?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
The Ogallala aquifer turned the region into America's breadbasket. Now it, and a way of life, are being drained away.
Categories: Ecological News

Mass extinction has a tipping point.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Experts say the results of a study of ancient zooplankton fossils offer a warning about mass extinction events: There’s a tipping point, at which dramatic declines in populations begin.
Categories: Ecological News

Yellowstone and beyond: Are the national parks being loved to death?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
On the 100th anniversary of the national park system, Yellowstone offers the ultimate test of whether America's outdoor crown jewels are being used too much.
Categories: Ecological News

Lifelong care, heartaches ahead for babies born with Zika in the US.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Experts are concerned about how best to support children with a range of birth defects.
Categories: Ecological News

Could CRISPR gene editing change the future of ag?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Will the plant breeders who shape our food embrace this technology as standard practice? And perhaps, more importantly, will consumers object if they do? Because the farmers who buy the seed to grow these crops will surely be taking note.
Categories: Ecological News

The movement to free hens from cages may be going global.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
A major international food services company has pledged to move toward using only cage-free eggs throughout its global supply chain.
Categories: Ecological News

Life’s tough on our struggling farms. Now they face Brexit’s chill winds.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:30
Farming is tough. Brexit may be about to make it tougher.
Categories: Ecological News