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Edible sunscreens are all the rage, but no proof they work.

7 hours 41 min ago
Every morning before Scott Kyle, a 53-year-old competitive sailor from San Clemente, Calif., hits the water, he chugs an orange-flavored beverage named UVO, a drinkable sunscreen intended to fight off sunburn from the inside out.
Categories: Ecological News

Airbag propellant bound for Takata factory detonates en route.

7 hours 41 min ago
A woman was killed in her home and four other people were injured when a truck carrying Takata airbag parts and explosives crashed and detonated on a Texas road last week, the company and local authorities confirmed on Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

Millions at risk from rising water pollution says UN.

7 hours 41 min ago
Increasingly polluted rivers in Africa, Asia and Latin America pose a disease risk to more than 300 million people and threaten fisheries and farming in many countries, a UN report warned Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Japan's $320 million ice wall gamble at Fukushima.

7 hours 41 min ago
Officially named the Land-Side Impermeable Wall, the project sounds like a fanciful idea from science fiction. But it is about to become a reality in an ambitious, and controversial, bid to halt an unrelenting flood of groundwater into the the damaged reactor buildings.
Categories: Ecological News

Fears asbestos-contaminated road base is being used on Sydney's WestConnex road project.

7 hours 41 min ago
A former employee of a Sydney excavation company claims the company is putting lives at risks by recycling demolition waste containing asbestos.
Categories: Ecological News

The problems Perth businesses face recycling asbestos construction waste.

7 hours 41 min ago
Authorities hellbent on recycling construction waste are laying the foundations for future waves of asbestos victims, claim industry insiders.
Categories: Ecological News

Contamination testing continues at Albatross.

7 hours 41 min ago
Testing for possible historical contamination from firefighting foams at both HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell (Jervis Bay Airfield) continues.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas drilling will cause more health problems, study predicts.

7 hours 41 min ago
Within a decade, Texas will lead the nation in sicknesses linked to ozone-forming pollutants from oil and gas activity, according to a new analysis from a pair of environmental groups released Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Cleaning the world's water: 'We are now more polluted than we have ever been.'

7 hours 41 min ago
Joan Rose, a microbiologist who has won the world’s most prestigious water prize, is both depressed and optimistic at progress to make water fit to drink.
Categories: Ecological News

This is just how dramatically removing lead from the environment can improve education.

7 hours 41 min ago
A team from Brown University, calculated that, for every point the amount of lead in a child’s blood increased, there was a 1-point decline in reading scores, and a 3% increase in the probability of being “substantially below proficient” in reading.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: Lead levels in Indiana town's yards 6 times higher than safe.

7 hours 41 min ago
"How dare you ... let our kids play in lead and arsenic soil," says mom to Indiana officials.
Categories: Ecological News

Kenya warned on slow response to drug resistance.

7 hours 41 min ago
The warning comes as data shows that counties record at least a new case of drug-resistant tuberculosis every month and children dying of bacteremic illnesses.
Categories: Ecological News

Ozone smog from oil and gas industry may be hurting children with asthma, study says.

7 hours 41 min ago
Environmental health groups analyzing government air quality data have concluded ozone smog from domestic oil and gas production is causing hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks in children under 18.
Categories: Ecological News

Three new cases of local Zika transmission in Florida.

7 hours 41 min ago
Florida health officials on Tuesday said they were investigating three new Zika virus cases likely stemming from local mosquito bites in Miami-Dade County, including two cases outside of the known areas of active transmission.
Categories: Ecological News

Superbug resistant to 2 last-resort antibiotics found in US for first time.

7 hours 41 min ago
A strain of E. coli resistant to two last-resort antibiotics has for the first time been reported in the United States.
Categories: Ecological News

Heat causes air-quality woes.

7 hours 41 min ago
A punishing summer of heat, drought, and wildfires create air-pollution problems in Southern California, leading to a surge in hospital visits.
Categories: Ecological News

Natural gas emissions will surpass those from coal in US.

7 hours 41 min ago
Carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas-fired power plants will be 10 percent greater than emissions from coal-fired plants in 2016.
Categories: Ecological News

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to fracking critics: I hear you.

7 hours 41 min ago
Two anti-fracking measures failed to make the November ballot, but Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said the effort sent a clear message.
Categories: Ecological News

Is your shampoo safe? We simply don't know.

7 hours 41 min ago
With increasing evidence that certain chemicals in personal care products are linked to a variety of health concerns, there is an urgent need to update the 80-year-old federal rules aimed at ensuring their safety.
Categories: Ecological News

Cigarettes, asbestos, now fossil fuels. How big business impacts public health.

7 hours 41 min ago
Another cloud of preventable misery is gathering in our land and beyond our shores with the ongoing push to fossil fuels, and governments are responsible.
Categories: Ecological News