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Calls to ban toxic chemicals fall on deaf ears around the world.

2 hours 15 min ago
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are everywhere, found in cosmetics, preservatives, medicines and countless household products such as shampoos and toothpaste, which are used every day by billions of people across the world. Now, for the first time anywhere in the world, the European Union is attempting to regulate them.
Categories: Ecological News

Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened.'

2 hours 15 min ago
The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece.
Categories: Ecological News

Michigan sites no longer environmental areas of concern.

2 hours 15 min ago
Two Michigan sites, tainted by major environmental contamination for decades, have officially been removed from the U.S. and Canada's official list of Areas of Concern.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas county resents oil drilling, despite the money it brings.

2 hours 15 min ago
Dennis Seidenberger has farmed cotton for 49 years in this close-knit community 40 miles southeast of Midland. Farming is a way of life that he passed on to his son, and one that he hopes will stay in the family for generations.
Categories: Ecological News

Sick Alabama veterans fighting for help.

2 hours 15 min ago
Dozens of veterans once stationed at Fort McClellan blame exposure to chemicals at McClellan for their illnesses.
Categories: Ecological News

W. M. Anderson dies; faced Bhopal plant disaster.

2 hours 15 min ago
Warren M. Anderson, a Brooklyn carpenter’s son who ascended to the top of the Union Carbide Corporation, where he grappled with the ravages of a poisonous gas leak at the company’s plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984 that killed thousands in one of history’s most lethal industrial accidents, died on Sept. 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Fla.
Categories: Ecological News

Is this part of Ukraine on the brink of ecological disaster?

2 hours 15 min ago
Climate change is destroying Odessa’s famed Kuyalnik Estuary, where health tourists and war refugees live side by side.
Categories: Ecological News

NOAA establishes 10 priorities for restoring Gulf of Mexico.

2 hours 15 min ago
From the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has come a funding source to plan for longterm survival of the Gulf of Mexico's ecosystem and communities that depend upon it.
Categories: Ecological News

Despite progress making homes safer, lead remains a hazard for many children.

2 hours 15 min ago
No child should have to suffer the effects of exposure to lead. A recent Buffalo News story detailing how a young boy living in dangerous conditions is now having learning difficulties demonstrates a failure of a system that should have protected him.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA's clean power plan encourages expansion of fracking.

2 hours 15 min ago
Replacing coal-fired power plants with plants fired by natural gas makes sense only if we are sure that the reduction in carbon emissions does not come at the expense of clean, fresh water to drink.
Categories: Ecological News

Heart risk in drinking water.

2 hours 15 min ago
Ana Navas-Acien can’t quite recall the moment she began to worry about arsenic in drinking water and its potential role in heart disease. Perhaps it was when she read a study suggesting a link among people in Bangladesh. And a similar study in Taiwan. And in Chile. She decided to see if similar links could be found in the U.S.
Categories: Ecological News

Environmentalists sue over nuclear reactor's impact on Columbia River.

2 hours 15 min ago
Three environmental groups sued a Washington state agency Thursday over the effects of the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River.
Categories: Ecological News

Richard Berman energy industry talk secretly taped.

2 hours 15 min ago
If the oil and gas industry wants to prevent its opponents from slowing its efforts to drill in more places, it must be prepared to employ tactics like digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists and liberal celebrities, a veteran Washington political consultant told a room full of industry executives in a speech that was secretly recorded.
Categories: Ecological News

Australia coal port expansion will not get environmental impact study.

2 hours 15 min ago
Australia appears set to fast-track approval of a coal port expansion project that would dump millions of tons of dredged material onto wetlands near the Great Barrier Reef, government documents show.
Categories: Ecological News

Why Republicans keep telling everyone they’re not scientists.

2 hours 15 min ago
"I’m not a scientist," or a close variation, has become the go-to talking point for Republicans questioned about climate change in the 2014 campaigns. In the past, many Republican candidates questioned or denied the science of climate change, but polls show that a majority of Americans accept it, making the Republican position increasingly challenging.
Categories: Ecological News

In war on smog, struggling China steel mills adapt to survive.

2 hours 15 min ago
Chinese steel mills, among the biggest in the world, are altering their production schedules to offset disruption from forced plant closures aimed at curbing choking air pollution during a summit of world leaders in Beijing next month.
Categories: Ecological News

Olympics bid fuels drive for clean air.

2 hours 15 min ago
The severe air pollution in Beijing, especially in autumn and winter, has been a headache for outdoor exercisers and sporting event operators in recent years. However, Beijing's joint bid with Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games has offered a chance to reduce the pollution through cooperative efforts.
Categories: Ecological News

Leaked Sellafield photos reveal 'massive radioactive release' threat.

2 hours 15 min ago
Dilapidated nuclear waste storage ponds abandoned 40 years ago containing hundreds of tonnes of fuel rods pose an immediate danger to public safety, photographs sent to The Ecologist reveal.
Categories: Ecological News

Two locations in Michigan dropped from list of Great Lakes contaminated sites.

2 hours 15 min ago
Two waterways in Michigan have been removed from a list of highly contaminated sites around the Great Lakes – progress in the effort to restore toxic hot spots left over from the region's early manufacturing era, federal officials said Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

'Smart Sewage' could spot epidemics before they happen.

2 hours 15 min ago
Valuable insight into the health of cities is lurking beneath our city streets. Researchers are working to characterize the bacteria, viruses, and chemicals leaving peoples' bodies.
Categories: Ecological News