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US must stop playing with nuclear hellfire

The Ecologist Magazine - 8 hours 23 min ago
Thanks to an increasingly aggressive US foreign policy pursued over decades, NATO nuclear missiles and armed forces are poised on Russia's border, writes Conn Hallinan - forcing it to abandon its 'no first use of nuclear weapons' pledge in view of the massively asymmetrical threat it faces. The world must step back from the brink of nuclear annihilation.
Categories: Ecological News

What it takes to clean the Ganges.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
More than a billion gallons of waste enter the river every day. Can India’s controversial Prime Minister save it?
Categories: Ecological News

Legionnaires’ outbreaks in Flint linked to corrosive tap water.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
The tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich., didn’t just poison children with lead; it also likely contributed to two outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, according to a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil asks whether Zika acts alone to cause birth defects.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
Puzzling distribution of cases suggests Zika is not the only factor in reported microcephaly surge.
Categories: Ecological News

How an Alberta PR stunt backfired in the U.S., sparking a decade of oilsands opposition.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
“When you bring a tarsands dump truck to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., it was like bringing the tarsands into our backyard."
Categories: Ecological News

What we’re doing to the environment may be costing us our drinking water.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
The human footprint on the environment may have affected one of the Earth’s most precious resources — our drinking water — in a major way throughout the last century, according to new research.
Categories: Ecological News

Scientists have created self-healing fabrics that protect wearers from harmful chemicals.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
Protective clothing is critical to the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Gas leaks, mold, and rats: Millions of Americans live in hazardous homes.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
A new report highlights the consequences of growing up in neighborhoods of “concentrated disadvantage.”
Categories: Ecological News

‘Hot lesbians’ ad bashing Saudi oil backfires on Canadian oilsands advocates.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
The image appears provocative at best, sexist at worst, confirming the most embarrassing and crass stereotypes of oilsands workers.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto draws state heat over drift.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
The Monsanto Co. caught the attention -- and much of the aggravation -- of the pesticide committee of the state Plant Board on Monday as it tried to address damage wrought by the illegal spraying of dicamba on some cotton and soybean fields in the state.
Categories: Ecological News

Second mega-dairy proposed for Oregon.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
A second mega-dairy is planned for Eastern Oregon, close to Threemile Canyon Farms, one of the largest confined animal feeding operations in the nation.
Categories: Ecological News

In looking for ‘zebra,’ doctors are stumped by toddler’s painful legs, rash and bleeding gums.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
Doctors initially suspected Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause rapid paralysis, or a cancer that was pressing on the spinal cord. In the end, the diagnosis ended up being stunningly simple.
Categories: Ecological News

Key numbers in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
Here are some key numbers related to Volkswagen’s admission that it programmed diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval.
Categories: Ecological News

China's Sansha launches maritime ecological protection fund.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
China's Sansha city has decided to allocate 5 million yuan (about 748,000 U.S. dollars) annually for maritime environmental conservation in the next three years.
Categories: Ecological News

New Zealand vows to kill every weasel, rat and feral cat on its soil.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
The prime minister called the plan, which is intended to help save endangered native birds and other species, the "most ambitious conservation project attempted anywhere in the world."
Categories: Ecological News

Citing climate change, EPA moves to regulate pollution from airliners.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
Jet engine exhaust from airliners endangers human health and adds to climate change, the government found Monday in taking the first step toward regulating those emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

Colombia declares end to the Zika epidemic.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
Health officials in Bogotá on Monday declared an end to the Zika epidemic in Colombia, the first time a South American country had turned the tide on the disease, they said.
Categories: Ecological News

Early menopause causes accelerated biological ageing of the cells.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
Early menopause could promote biological ageing in women, putting them at greater risk of age-related diseases and premature death.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA clears the way for greenhouse gas rules on US airlines.

Environmental Health News - 11 hours 8 min ago
After years of review, the agency formally declares that emissions from airplanes cause climate change and are a threat to public health—and need to be controlled.
Categories: Ecological News
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