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Urine made sparkling clean with new bio-filter.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
An experiment heading up next week to the space station could help landlubbers down here on Earth conserve water by doing a better job of filtering out chemicals, salts or other contaminants.
Categories: Ecological News

Nanosilver: Naughty or nice?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
Questions abound about the possible effects of those tiny antibiotic particles that are showing up all over.
Categories: Ecological News

Many scientific studies can’t be replicated. That’s a problem.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
The reproducibility crisis in science just got a little more intense.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto’s super-broccoli shouldn’t scare you, but its plans for global vegetable domination might.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
Broccoli may seem out of step with Monsanto’s corn- and soy-heavy business, but it’s right in line with shifting consumer preferences for healthier, less processed foods.
Categories: Ecological News

Mutant super lice may be coming to a school near you.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
In 25 states, lice are becoming genetically resistant to traditional forms of treatment.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead poisoning settlements deals draw scrutiny, calls for reform.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
Maryland lawmakers vowed to clamp down on companies that "buy" lawsuit settlements after learning that hundreds of lead-poisoning victims in Baltimore had cashed in long-term financial support in return for quick cash.
Categories: Ecological News

Zebra mussels invade Middle River.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
Possibly aided by June's record wet weather, invasive zebra mussels have found their way down the Chesapeake Bay as far as Middle River, not far from Baltimore.
Categories: Ecological News

Corps must pay full $3 billion cost of restoring MR-GO wetlands.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
The Army Corps of Engineers must pay the full $3 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed by the agency's improper construction and maintenance of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a federal judge in New Orleans ruled Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

School lunches are getting better — healthier, anyway — CDC says.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
They're lower in sodium, more likely to include whole grains and have more fruit and vegetable offerings than in years past, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey finds.
Categories: Ecological News

Robbing the victims of lead paint poisoning.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
People terribly damaged in childhood by lead paint poisoning are being robbed of the compensation that is supposed to sustain them.
Categories: Ecological News

Beyond Katrina: 7 portraits of grit and determination.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
New Orleanians describe the hard journey back home ten years after their beloved city was destroyed by floodwaters when the levees broke.
Categories: Ecological News

Top tobacco bond banker departs Barclays.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
The go-to dealmaker in the market for tobacco bonds is gone from her post – a surprise departure that raises questions about the future direction of a once-burgeoning corner of Wall Street.
Categories: Ecological News

FDA to cigarette makers: Your products aren't 'natural.'

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
The Food and Drug Administration flexed its new muscles against the tobacco industry Thursday, scolding makers of three brands of cigarettes for labels saying they are "natural" or "additive-free".
Categories: Ecological News

School lunches becoming healthier, statistics indicate.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
Substantially more schools are offering two or more fruits and two or more vegetables than in 2000, according to federal data.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas teenager creates $20 water purifier to tackle toxic e-waste pollution.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
A new filtering device, invented by a U.S. teenager, could provide a cheap and easy way to purify water.
Categories: Ecological News

Latest PCB fix in Michigan's St. Clair Shores creates little hope.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have contaminated two of the city’s canals leading to Lake St. Clair since 2001, keeping residents from swimming or fishing and raising fears about the loss of home value.
Categories: Ecological News

Chicago River still teems with fecal bacteria, tests show.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
While Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fond of calling the river Chicago's "next recreational frontier," the partially treated wastewater that pours constantly into its channels poses stomach-churning health risks to people who come in contact with the murky flow.
Categories: Ecological News

Rivers of red threaten the future of the reef.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
It's going to take the reinvention of 10,000 farms to improve water quality and repair the Great Barrier Reef.
Categories: Ecological News

Vegan party running federal election candidate in B.C.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
A party promoting a vegan lifestyle to save animals and the planet is fielding its first candidate in B.C.
Categories: Ecological News

California grape grower raises alarm over Northwestern Pacific Railroad's herbicide spraying.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:30
The case could have far-reaching implications for those with property along the tracks. Rail activities, including weed abatement, could come under greater scrutiny depending on the outcome of the investigation.
Categories: Ecological News