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EPA to propose banning chlorpyrifos insecticide.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
The EPA says it plans to ban the common insecticide chlorpyrifos but may change its mind based on discussions with manufacturers.
Categories: Ecological News

A hard nut to crack: Reducing chemical migration in food-contact materials.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Although food packaging serves important safety functions, these painstakingly engineered containers can also leach chemicals and other contaminants into the food and drink they protect.
Categories: Ecological News

Experts endorse Parma consensus on ‘metabolic disruptors.'

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Over 30, mainly US and Italian, experts have drawn up a consensus statement on environmental chemicals which disrupt metabolism, and are associated with “epidemics” of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Categories: Ecological News

Buying the farm.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Some activists see a battle looming for the control of our nation’s food production, pitting multigenerational farmers with a long-term vision of sustainability against the short-term needs of large, conventional investment funds.
Categories: Ecological News

Water use skyrockets as fracking expands.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Oil and natural gas fracking, on average, uses more than 28 times the water it did 15 years ago, gulping up to 9.6 million gallons of water per well and putting farming and drinking sources at risk in arid states, especially during drought.
Categories: Ecological News

The drought's scapegoat.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Mainstream and conservative media and politicians have wrongly blamed the tiny delta smelt for causing water cutbacks for agriculture during the drought. Why?
Categories: Ecological News

Environmentalists want California to stop offshore fracking.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.
Categories: Ecological News

The future of infrastructure.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
The last installment of the Reimagining Infrastructure series looks at projects that are not yet real, but represent ambitious thinking about the built environment of the future.
Categories: Ecological News

The new regions at risk from mosquitoes carrying diseases.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Cases of yellow fever, chikungunya and dengue fever might rise as the ideal conditions for the mosquitoes that can carry the viruses become more widespread.
Categories: Ecological News

Combinations of 'safe' chemicals may increase cancer risk, study suggests.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Lots of chemicals are considered safe in low doses. But what happens when you ingest a little bit of a lot of different chemicals over time?
Categories: Ecological News

New study shows kids exposed to toxic chemicals on artificial turf.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
A new study shows that ground rubber found in sports fields and playgrounds often contains cancer-causing chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.
Categories: Ecological News

Stealth deregulation an affront to North Carolina residents.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Protecting the environment is a long-term benefit to the state, keeping it green and attractive and protecting residents from the devastating health effects of pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemicals may alter placenta genes, threaten fetuses.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Women exposed to widely used chemicals while pregnant are more likely to have altered gene function in their placentas, according to a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

The impenetrable world of Mark Flores.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
Yvette Flores unknowingly worked around lead and other harmful substances while she was pregnant; a severely disabled son was the result.
Categories: Ecological News

Study: Fireworks cause a toxic brew of unhealthy air.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
The thousands of Fourth of July firework celebrations across the nation bring a toxic brew of air pollution to our atmosphere, according to a recent study from federal scientists.
Categories: Ecological News

Phase-in lead ban starts for hunting.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
A lead-free movement that started with saving endangered condors in California by banning the use of lead ammunition where the big prehistoric-looking birds flew now will impact hunters throughout the state and cause more erosion to the state’s number of hunters.
Categories: Ecological News

Why New York banned polystyrene foam.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
New York City is joining a growing group of cities in banning Expandable Polystyrene Foam. Adam Harris explains what makes this material so worrisome to environmentalists—and appealing to businesses.
Categories: Ecological News

Poor quality makeup poses health risk for kids.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
An increasing number of young girls in Seoul are putting on makeup these days. The problem is many of these young girls buy low quality makeup items with no safety guarantee from stationery stores near schools.
Categories: Ecological News

In St. Louis, an urban farmer uses a rooftop and food to spur renewal.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30
A two-story concrete building on the edge of downtown St. Louis is bearing its heaviest load 88 years after construction. It's an effort to bring creative farming into the middle of a city.
Categories: Ecological News