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Uganda directive on mosquito spray is good.

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Indiscriminate use of any chemical is bad. Judicious use of chemicals as per WHO guidelines – which is what was happening in the Kyoga basin IRS programme – must, therefore, be observed at all times.
Categories: Ecological News

Vietnam spends $463 million on imported pesticides.

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In the past seven months, Vietnam imported insecticides and materials to make pesticides worth over $463 million, reported the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
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Hawaii panel to review weed killer.

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Kauai residents have three chances to catch a panel discussion about Roundup’s potential dangers featuring science and environmental health scholars from around the world.
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Northern California’s first agrihood will bring organic veggies to former industrial land.

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The Cannery in Davis, California, will place an educational incubator farm in the middle of a planned community.
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An 'F' in air quality: California national parks top the list for worst pollution.

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A report released Tuesday by a conservation group finds that some of the nation’s most treasured landscapes are plagued with polluted air and hazy skies - and remain decades behind schedule in restoring visibility.
Categories: Ecological News

Ghana’s gold rush: Blessing or curse?

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Illegal mining improves local incomes, but the government wants to regulate this environmentally damaging sector.
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'Leaky' vaccines may create stronger viruses.

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An international team of scientists have confirmed that vaccines can contribute to the development of virulent virus strains.
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Warnings from Mimico Creek's oil spill.

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Toronto Wildlife Centre has released the last of the 111 oil-smothered ducks rescued from Mimico Creek after a spill from an overturned truck, but enviros say the threat to wildlife is far from over.
Categories: Ecological News

Emissions from fertilizing crops underestimated: Study.

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Fertilizing crops in the U.S. Corn Belt emits a potent greenhouse gas, and a new University of Minnesota study shows officials have been underestimating those emissions by as much as 40 percent.
Categories: Ecological News

Propane fracking proposal could sidestep New York ban.

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A proposal to use gelled propane instead of water in fracking has led to a rare bit of agreement between some environmental groups in New York and the natural gas industry.
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A renegade trawler, hunted for 10,000 miles by vigilantes.

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For 110 days and across two seas and three oceans, crews stalked a fugitive fishing ship considered the world’s most notorious poacher (Part 4 of 4).
Categories: Ecological News

Sage grouse latest win for greens in sweeping listing pact.

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The Bureau of Land Management has beefed up sage grouse protections on some 50 million acres of the West.
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Struggle to save endangered Santa Ana sucker may reach US Supreme Court.

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A 20-year struggle to protect a rare bottom-feeding fish from extinction appears headed toward resolution as Inland Empire cities and water agencies are asking the court of last resort to intervene.
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Little need for EPA eyes on pollution, Scott Walker tells newspaper.

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Gov. Scott Walker wants to all but eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and place each state in charge of controlling air and water pollution within its borders if he is elected president.
Categories: Ecological News

165 state lawmakers ask GE to finish the Hudson dredging job.

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As General Electric finishes up its final season of dredging the Hudson River of toxic PCBs, more than 160 state legislators sent letters to the CEO urging the company to go above and beyond its mandated dredging requirement.
Categories: Ecological News

Years later, 7 Tulare County towns still wait for clean drinking water.

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In 2011, folks in northern Tulare County, California, were in an uproar about a project for seven communities where dangerous chemicals lurked in the well water. Four years later, the project still is years away from delivering water.
Categories: Ecological News

BP must pay local government settlements by Aug. 26, judge rules.

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BP must complete its payments to local governments that have accepted settlement terms for losses experienced as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, a federal judge ordered Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calorie.

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You've heard for years that the French and Japanese are much thinner than Americans because of their diets. A new mathematical model assesses why that is and how much thinner Americans could be if they changed their eating habits.
Categories: Ecological News

How changing attitudes went along with a drop in calories.

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Many people started seeing obesity more as a health crisis, less of a personal problem.
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Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill.

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A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill.
Categories: Ecological News