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Solar lights a healthy – and empowering – path in disasters.

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:30
Clean energy's gains in technology and price offer hope and normalcy to those caught in strife and disaster, especially the world's 50 million refugees.
Categories: Ecological News

Appalachian Labs employee sentenced in water quality scheme.

8 hours 54 min ago
A Raleigh County man was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to falsify coal industry water pollution tests at mining operations in Southern West Virginia.
Categories: Ecological News

Green groups divided on Hillary Clinton's oil interest ties.

8 hours 54 min ago
Hillary Clinton's connections to oil and gas interests has created a dilemma for some environmental groups, troubling activists for whom she would be the natural candidate to support for president.
Categories: Ecological News

Riverkeeper pushes for Superfund designation for Hackensack River.

8 hours 54 min ago
In an effort to expedite the remediation of the Hackensack River, the Hackensack Riverkeeper organization filed a formal petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which will prompt a study to determine if a 22-mile stretch of the river should be listed under the federal Superfund law.
Categories: Ecological News

NAFTA’s specter may haunt Keystone verdict.

8 hours 54 min ago
President Barack Obama may decide to kill Keystone XL for good, but that could be no easy task — thanks in part to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Categories: Ecological News

Why states rejecting EPA's clean power plan could face bigger rate hikes.

8 hours 54 min ago
If the EPA is forced to impose a federal plan, it's going to limit options and be bad news for customers in that state.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemical in BPA-free products linked to irregular heartbeats.

8 hours 54 min ago
New research published Thursday suggests that an ingredient that has replaced BPA in many items may have a similar effect on the heart.
Categories: Ecological News

Exposure to small particle pollution linked to heart-disease death.

8 hours 54 min ago
Data from about 8,000 women living in the Sacramento metropolitan area were used in a major study - released Wednesday - that linked death from heart disease to exposure to soot found in car exhaust, cooking smoke and diesel pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Food preservatives linked to obesity and gut disease.

8 hours 54 min ago
In a study done in mice, chemicals known as emulsifiers were found to alter the make-up of bacteria in the colon - the first time that these additives have been shown to affect health directly.
Categories: Ecological News

Food waste is becoming economic and environmental issue.

8 hours 54 min ago
With millions of households across the country struggling to have enough to eat, and millions of tons of food being tossed in the garbage, food waste is increasingly being seen as a serious environmental and economic issue.
Categories: Ecological News

MPs call for reform of EU's 'flawed' rules on GM crops.

8 hours 54 min ago
Europe's approval system for genetically modified crops is "fundamentally flawed", say MPs. The process assumes GM plants pose greater risks than conventional plants, which is not backed by scientific evidence, the parliamentary Science and Technology Committee report says.
Categories: Ecological News

House passes bill to fight toxic algae in the Great Lakes.

8 hours 54 min ago
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that orders the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fight the toxic algal blooms that tainted drinking water from Lake Erie last summer.
Categories: Ecological News

Controversial Spanish mine to repoen.

8 hours 54 min ago
Conservationists claim environmental concerns have been ignored in runup to regional elections in decision to reopen Aznalcóllar mine that caused one of Spain’s worst ecological disasters 17 years ago.
Categories: Ecological News

Groundwater contaminated at Duke Energy’s Asheville power plant.

8 hours 54 min ago
North Carolina’s environmental agency cited Duke Energy on Wednesday for coal ash contamination of groundwater at its Asheville power plant.
Categories: Ecological News

Judges signal more trouble looms for EPA's cross-state rule.

8 hours 54 min ago
U.S. EPA's effort to curb air pollution drifting across state lines was under siege in federal court again today, and it appeared vulnerable to the challenge from states and industry despite emerging victorious last year from the Supreme Court.
Categories: Ecological News

GOP battles with EPA over rules.

8 hours 54 min ago
House Republicans used a Wednesday hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget to attack various regulations being pursued by the agency.
Categories: Ecological News

Bill introduced on chromium-6 compliance.

8 hours 54 min ago
A proposal introduced in the California Legislature this week would provide a monitoring process for public water systems to work toward compliance with the state's new drinking water standard for chromium-6.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead poisoning problem is underappreciated in New Jersey and the nation, expert says.

8 hours 54 min ago
In New Jersey like everywhere else, the lead-poisoning problem is under-recognized, according to Ted Lidsky, a Manalapan resident and neuropsychologist.
Categories: Ecological News

NY officials taking comments on proposed PCB remediation plan.

8 hours 54 min ago
New York State environmental officials have released details of a plan to clean toxic chemicals from a General Electric facility on the upper Hudson River.
Categories: Ecological News

Fukushima fishermen blast TEPCO over failure to disclose radioactive water flow.

8 hours 54 min ago
Fukushima fishermen appear to have finally run out of patience with Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Categories: Ecological News