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Patagonia's new study finds fleece jackets are a serious pollutant.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
The brand commissioned a study to find out how many synthetic microfibers—the tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans—are shed from its jackets in the wash. The results aren't pretty.
Categories: Ecological News

Kate Brown renews call for oil train moratorium.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Gov. Kate Brown again called for a moratorium on oil trains in Oregon, after federal regulators released findings Thursday that blamed this month's fiery derailment and spill in the Columbia River Gorge on Union Pacific's failure to maintain its tracks.
Categories: Ecological News

DuPont cutbacks send a chill through Delaware's science community.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
From gunpowder to Nylon to Kevlar, the research-based giant has dominated the state for centuries.
Categories: Ecological News

Senators reach deal on GMO labeling.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally, a week before a labeling law in Vermont goes into effect.
Categories: Ecological News

Previous exposure to dengue may make Zika worse, scientists find.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil say previous exposure to another mosquito-borne virus, dengue, may exacerbate the potency of Zika infection.
Categories: Ecological News

Famous adventurer touts renewable energy.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Renowned Antarctic conservationist Robert Swan told about 150 people at the Toledo Zoo’s Museum of Science on Thursday the world must embrace renewable energy on a larger scale to help slow catastrophic global effects of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking, earthquakes and visual storytelling.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Animated and interactive graphics describe the connection between oil and gas production and human-caused earthquakes.
Categories: Ecological News

Volkswagen to pay $10 billion to U.S. diesel owners.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Volkswagen will reportedly pay up to $7,000 apiece to owners of its diesel cars that were rigged to cheat U.S. emission standards under a $10 billion settlement that is scheduled to be submitted to a federal judge next week.
Categories: Ecological News

5 ways Brexit will transform energy and climate.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Britain’s departure from the EU will force broad changes to the bloc’s energy and climate policies, and remove a crucial ally for Central Europeans — but it will also give London far more freedom to pursue nuclear projects.
Categories: Ecological News

OHSU shuts drinking fountains with high lead levels.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Oregon Health & Science University has shut down six drinking fountains with high lead levels in Southwest Portland.
Categories: Ecological News

Australia winning against superbugs in animals, Adelaide researchers discover.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
A survey of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria found Australian pets and livestock had low rates of resistance to critically important drugs, compared with higher rates around the world.
Categories: Ecological News

Spat over weedkiller glyphosate shows how Brussels gets saddled with blame.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
To understand why the European Union has such a bad reputation with many citizens and businesses, the protracted fight over weedkiller glyphosate is a good place to start.
Categories: Ecological News

PG&E gas bills will jump to pay for pipeline work.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
The California commission accused of growing too close to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Thursday approved an 85 percent jump in the amount of money the utility collects from customers to spend on its natural gas pipelines, saying the money would fund badly needed safety work.
Categories: Ecological News

Closing California’s last nuclear plant is welcome, so long as it doesn't hamper the state's climate change goals.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate change legacy will be put at risk if the closing of Diablo Canyon leads to an increase in the use of fossil fuels.
Categories: Ecological News

It’s us against Zika — whose side is Congress on?

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
To both parties in Congress, we say: The tiny Zika organism doesn’t care one whit about your acrimony, your blame-throwing, your delays.
Categories: Ecological News

How the mafia is causing cancer.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
When doctors in rural Italy began to see a surge in cancer cases, they were baffled. Then they made the link with industrial waste being dumped by local crime syndicates.
Categories: Ecological News

Third of hospitals in developing world lack clean running water: Study.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Every year, half a million babies die before they are one-month-old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation in hospitals.
Categories: Ecological News

Ventura oil spill misses the ocean, but damage on land is unclear.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Marking the latest significant oil spill in California and underscoring the hazards of the oil and natural gas industry along the Central Coast, an open pipeline valve sent thousands of gallons of crude oil down into an arroyo that flows through the city of Ventura.
Categories: Ecological News

Feds now say filtered Flint tap water OK for kids and pregnant women.

Environmental Health News - 13 hours 17 min ago
Health officials say filtered Flint tap water is now safe enough for children and pregnant women to drink.
Categories: Ecological News
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