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Environmental Health News

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Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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Green groups push Earth Day agenda.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Environmental groups are marking the 44th Earth Day on Tuesday with an assault on the Keystone XL pipeline, greenhouse gas emissions and other issues related to climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas pollution worsens as budget shrinks for regulators.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
With budgets already reduced and more cuts on the way, federal environmental regulators are expected to be doing fewer inspections of industries that pollute. If Texas environmental regulators are expected to take up the slack, many of them are dealing with budget cuts of their own.
Categories: Ecological News

Manufacturing goes lean and green.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches.
Categories: Ecological News

Why Hawaii is ground zero for the GMO debate.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. These same farms have become a flash point in a spreading debate over genetic engineering in agriculture.
Categories: Ecological News

Fighting back a rising tide.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Conventional wisdom has it that Bangladesh will soon be underwater. Here's why that might be wrong.
Categories: Ecological News

Water agencies should invest in cancer prevention.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Treatment of drinking water to comply with the new standard for hexavalent chromium proposed by the California Department of Public Health could more than double water rates in the Coachella Valley. In the long run, if it prevents higher rates of cancer, it would be worth it.
Categories: Ecological News

Toronto can do more to reduce premature deaths from air pollution.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Torontonians can breathe a little easier today on the subject of air pollution. Canada’s largest city, once nicknamed The Big Smoke, has shown a striking improvement in air quality — saving lives and reducing hospitalizations. But Canada’s largest city can do even better.
Categories: Ecological News

Earth Day and the polling of America 2014.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
At age 44, Earth Day has reached middle age, as has the modern environmental movement. As is typical of middle age, Americans’ environmental attitudes seem stuck between the exuberant, energetic idealism of youth and the wisdom and awareness that comes with older years.
Categories: Ecological News

China's planned urban growth bodes ill for environment.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
In 1982 the urban population was only 20.6%; the shift to today's 53.7% has resulted in enormous economic growth, with an average annual 10% increase in gross domestic product. But that shift has been costly to China's environmental well-being. Much of the air, water and soil in the country is now toxic.
Categories: Ecological News

A year after West, Texas, blast, political support for chemical safety reform isn’t certain.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
A year after the West Fertilizer explosion, the nation is taking its first steps to repair the failed system for preventing chemical accidents. But whether the fixes will work, or even become reality, remains to be seen.
Categories: Ecological News

Earth Day 2014: How it became a global environmental event.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States—that's one in ten—rallied for increased protection of the environment.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead-poisoning nightmare in Nigeria may be easing.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Children in northwestern Nigeria are no longer dying by the hundreds from lead poisoning, according to officials.
Categories: Ecological News

Drug that wipes out vultures may cause an EU eco-disaster.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Diclophenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that is beneficial to mammals but will kill any vulture that feeds on a carcass containing traces of the drug. A campaign has begun to get the European Union to change its guidelines so the drug can be banned.
Categories: Ecological News

Apple's environmental push.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy.
Categories: Ecological News

Top court declines Exxon's appeal in water pollution case.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp that ordered the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City's groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive.
Categories: Ecological News

An apple a day, and other myths.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
A trip to almost any bookstore or a cruise around the Internet might leave the impression that avoiding cancer is mostly a matter of watching what you eat. But there is a yawning divide between this nutritional folklore and science.
Categories: Ecological News

Settling for a 'cheap' river fix.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
For decades, industrial companies used the Willamette River as a dumping ground for their chemical wastes. Now a long-running federal Superfund project is poised to clean up the resulting mess.
Categories: Ecological News

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
What's happening in Jackson, Wyo., might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
Categories: Ecological News

Peru efforts to end illegal mining has some success.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
Peru's government began to legalize tens of thousands of fly-by-night gold miners, officials said on Monday, in an effort to rein in an industry that the government says is despoiling the environment and costing it millions of dollars in lost fees.
Categories: Ecological News

California ports to power a new kind of cleaning crew.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:30
In the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach an armada of pelican-shaped barges with 100-foot-tall towers and booms could soon be navigating the ports and vacuuming out an alphabet soup of poisonous gases through a huge scrubber.
Categories: Ecological News