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4 cities that are getting rid of all of their garbage.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Achieving "zero waste" might seem impossible, but these cities have implemented plans that are getting them very close. Now it's time for the rest of the world to follow along.
Categories: Ecological News

In South Korea, an innovative push to cut back on food waste.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Filmmaker Karim Chrobog travels to Seoul, South Korea, which has implemented a high-tech initiative that has dramatically reduced its food waste. Seoul’s efforts could serve as a model for how a major city can recycle discarded food and keep it out of landfills.
Categories: Ecological News

After fracking win, NY environmental groups turn to GMO fight.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
New York state environmental groups are taking the black villain hats off drilling companies like Chesapeake Energy Corp. and placing them on Monsanto Co. and other sellers of genetically modified produce.
Categories: Ecological News

This smart water fountain could get even bottled water diehards to give it up.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Public water fountains are useful, but many people feel they aren't clean. A private company wants to provide an alternative.
Categories: Ecological News

Holy smoke: 23% of Beijingers light up.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
About one in five people in the capital smoke, and the number of people they subject to secondhand smoke is around 10 million in addition to themselves, according to health officials cited in the Beijing News.
Categories: Ecological News

Grant program would pay for cleaner Columbia.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Oregon delegates and Northwest tribal leaders are pursuing a $50 million federal grant program to improve water quality in the Columbia River Basin.
Categories: Ecological News

Maggi contains seven times more lead than it should, plus msg, says test report.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Maggi noodles contain not only monosodium glutamate, or MSG, but also extremely high levels of lead - nearly seven times the permissible limit - a test conducted by the government has found.
Categories: Ecological News

What a proposed natural gas power plant would mean for Rockland.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
An in-depth look at the project's potential financial benefits, environmental impact and associated natural gas pipeline expansion.
Categories: Ecological News

As an insider speaks out, chemical industry’s credibility sinks.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Parents tell their children that no matter what bonehead stunt they pull, they’ll make it worse by lying. The American Chemistry Council and corporate executives whose companies produce certain types of flame retardants didn’t learn that lesson.
Categories: Ecological News

Nova Scotia biologist finds birds deposit pollutants from oceans to land.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
'Unwanted chemicals' could be stressing wildlife.
Categories: Ecological News

Chinese fleets illegally fish in West African waters, Greenpeace says.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Chinese fishing fleets are flocking to distant West African waters, where they engage in ecologically ruinous bottom trawling, subterfuge and other illegal activities that threaten marine resources.
Categories: Ecological News

Moderately cold weather 'more deadly than heatwaves or extreme cold.'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Study finds cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, and that premature deaths are most often caused by prolonged spells of moderate cold.
Categories: Ecological News

Synthetic turf fields raise concerns in Marshfield.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Step onto one of Marshfield’s two synthetic turf fields and you'll see them bounce up and maybe even sneak in your shoes.
Categories: Ecological News

Ag industry put on notice about pollution of wells.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
All agricultural operations need to be careful as to what and how much they are putting into the ground — and eventually the Valley’s water.
Categories: Ecological News

Federal agencies turn to citizen scientists.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
In the case of our environment, knowledge has fueled efforts to make our country a healthier and safer place. Unfortunately, we have lost the stomach to fund efforts to collect data.
Categories: Ecological News

Flame retardants may be coming off of furniture, but they're still in your TV sets.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Despite cases of flaming laptops and recalls, opponents argue flame-retardant chemicals are being overused in electronics and may put health at risk.
Categories: Ecological News

BP oil spill contributed to dead dolphins, scientists say, citing tissue samples.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
The BP oil spill contributed to the deaths of bottlenose dolphins along the Gulf of Mexico's northern coast, scientists said Wednesday, citing a study of tissue samples that for the first time found conclusive evidence of a link between the disaster and the animals' deaths.
Categories: Ecological News

A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
Categories: Ecological News

EU says Europe's bathing waters have become cleaner.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Europe's inland and coastal waters have become cleaner and nations such as heavily-indebted Greece and Cyprus boast some of the most pristine bathing spots, according to this year's EU report on water quality, published on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:30
Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programs to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report found on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News