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1. Portman hopes for fast action on water bill

Senator discusses Great Lakes legislation

2. New coal plant pollution controls eyed

Companies worry about economic impact of new state regulation; advocates

say action needed to protect people sensitive to smog

3. Delaware testing 12 hospitalized children for rare virus

4. W.Va. hospitals send suspected enterovirus cases to CDC

5. Rotten Food ‘Wikipedia’ Fights China’s Fake Meat

6. Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

A child stops to look at a man who is suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus on a main street in Monrovia, Liberia, on Friday, September 12. Health officials say the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever. More than 4,700 cases have been reported since December, with more than 2,400 of them ending in fatalities, according to the World Health Organization.

7. Water agencies are learning pools aren’t a big factor during drought

Backyard swimming pool

8. REGIONS: Lake Tahoe’s clarity improves, but fires, invasive species, erosion remain severe threats

South Lake Tahoe

9. Planting trees could be a weapon in the battle against smog

10. Brazil’s Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

11. Cargill sues Syngenta Seed over China shipments

The company said it lost $90 million after corn grown from genetically

modified Syngenta seed was refused by China.

12. Declining Monarch butterflies begin 3,000-mile trek to Mexico, N.J.

legislator’s bills plan to welcome them

Monarch monitoring project

13. Obama’s Mountaintop Coal Mining Legacy Still to Be Determined

14. Scottish kestrel numbers in rapid decline

An RSPB survey showed kestrel numbers have dropped by two thirds in under 20 years. Picture: Getty

15. Ebola Virus Outbreak

Image: Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

16. Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water?

Image: Gladys Colunga, mother of 6, with her children at her home in Monson, Ca where her well has run dry.

17. Syngenta Stands Firm On Neonicotinoids

Pesticides: Manufacturer seeks to expand uses of thiamethoxam as
pressure against chemical mounts
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18. Environmental Issues of the Philippines


TransAsia plane with dozens onboard has fatal crash after making attempt to land in stormy weather on small island


1. Camp Lejeune and the U.S. Military’s Polluted Legacy

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2. Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk

Farmer Li Laiyin (L), 64, and his neighbours look through a list of local residents with elevated levels of lead in their blood, in Dapu, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney

3. The biggest environmental controversy few have heard of

A proposed mine has divided Alaska and become one of the biggest environmental

decisions facing Obama since Keystone

4. As jellyfish come in waves off Maine coast, questions follow

The early summer invasion appears to be heavier than normal this year, surprising

some and distressing others.

A frame grab taken from a video by USM student Amy Santiago shows a large group, or smack, of moon jellies. Santiago took the video about a month ago while kayaking off the Wolfe’s Neck area in Freeport.

5. North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste

Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation amid a rash of illegal dumping.

6. In DFW, Little Traction on Improving Air Quality

7. Groundwater pumping propping up farms in California drought

8. Storms Get Headlines, but Drought Is a Sneaky, Devastating Game-Changer

As California and the American West dry up, a way of life is threatened.

San Joaquin River, Near Los Banos, CA

9. What Plastic Baby Bottles and Climate Change Have in Common

10. A Side Effect of Iranian Sanctions: Tehran’s Bad Air

An overview of Tehran, July 7.

 

 


1. What’s Making These Selma, Alabama Auto Parts Workers So Sick?

Selma

2. Molokai Has the Most to Lose, But Least Say in GMO Debate

A November ballot initiative could shut down its biggest employers, but the island’s

population is dwarfed by voters elsewhere in Maui County.

EMBARGOED FOR MOLOKAI 7.14.14 LEAD CROP PHOTO Monsanto Molokai field worker pollinates corn on July 3, 2014.

3. Berkeley pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones

The Berkeley City Council plans to debate cancer warnings on cell phones on Sept. 9. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle

4. Drive to clean up S.F. freeway, construction air pollution

A bicyclist pedals past a construction site next to freeways in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Photo: Craig Hudson, The Chronicle

5. Rising mercury levels leave their mark on yellow-billed loons, study says

6. The Soil Pollution Crisis in China:

A Cleanup Presents Daunting Challenge

China environmental problems

7. Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies

Fruits and vegetables

8. Core Truths: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked

Genetically modified organisms have become the world’s most controversial food. But the science is more clear-cut.

9. Study: Bay phosphorus pollution progress may be overstated

10. Whirlpool Park owners join cancer cluster lawsuit

Owners of former Whirlpool Park join

11. ‘This is just sick': Smog building up in eastern Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

Polar bear kaktovik

12. Laine Welch: In Prince William Sound, remote-controlled gliders measure ocean acidification


Rui Chenggang was taken away just before his scheduled nightly newscast on Friday

JAN. 29, 2011 FILE PHOTO
MICHEL EULER/AP Rui Chenggang, the top business journalist at China’s state broadcaster, was taken away by prosecutors, abruptly absent from the live cast of a nightly business news program.

1. Clear differences between organic and non-organic food, study finds

Research is first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and conventional
fruits, vegetables and cereals
Organic apples and pears

2. Appeals court upholds EPA’s mountaintop removal crackdown

3. Why were this company’s computers attacked millions of times this year? Algae.

4. China girds for ‘war on pollution’

Drive for growth takes precedence over aim of cleaner air, water and soil

5. Dam Projects Ignite a Legal Battle Over Mekong River’s Future

Opponents see threats to fish spawning, food supply, and a way of life in Southeast Asia.

Picture of flowers in front of a dam

6. Ministers admit missing air pollution targets as health chiefs warn of deaths

7. Downturn in shade-grown coffee putting forests, wildlife, people at risk

8. Lopsided lobbying on Keystone Pipeline

9. Huntington Lake summer fun drying up in California drought

Huntington Lake boat slips

10. El Niño Triggers Drought, Food Crisis in Nicaragua

The Las Canoas lake in Tipitapa, near Managua, dries up every time Nicaragua is visited by the El Niño phenomenon, leaving local people without fish or water for their crops. Credit: Guillermo Flores/IPS

11. Meramec coal power plant, once celebrated, draws cheers with closure announcement

12. Green groups protest transatlantic trade deal

Green activists are protesting a transatlantic trade deal they say could harm

the environment

Activists fear relaxation of trade rules could lead to more fracking

13. Crumbling Roads in Oil Fields Slow U.S. Energy Boom

The road to U.S. energy security is often unpaved.

14. Coal-reliant Pa. faces election showdown over EPA, natural gas and carbon trading

15. EPA: ‘I’m going to get this right,’ McCarthy says of muddled water rule

16. Italian risotto rice under threat from cheap Asian imports

Rice paddy fields of Italy’s northern plains immortalised in 1949 film “Riso amaro”

(Bitter Rice) suffering from cheap imports from Asia

A rice paddy field in Northern Italy

17. Milwaukee: Basements of abandoned homes would become cisterns, according to plan

18. ‘No drill, no spill': Protestors in Skaneateles urge Cuomo to enact statewide fracking ban

Fracking

19. CDC closes anthrax and flu labs after accidents. After potentially serious back-to-back laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced Friday that they had temporarily closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs. New York Times

 


1. Nature’s Dying Migrant Worker

2. Plagued by diseases, aging fliers find VA unwilling to help

They didn’t drop Agent Orange, but they flew those contaminated planes on hundreds of domestic missions.

At left, a plane dropping Agent Orange over Vietnam. Richard Matte flew such planes on domestic missions and believes he was exposed to the deadly herbicide.

3. Creeping Up on Unsuspecting Shores: The Great Lakes, in a Welcomed Turnaround

4. Could the ‘healthy’ part of red wine be dangerous for unborn babies?

The 'healthy' compound in red wine may damage the pancreas of an unborn child, say researchers

5. Polluted city air stunts babies’ lungs in womb

Children born in areas of high air pollution have smaller heads – and grow up with reduced lung function, say scientists

6. Concern over banned antibiotic superbug found in Australian chicken meat

The strong antibiotics have never been approved for such uses in Australia.

7. Framingham residents press for closer look at cancer patterns

8. LANL faces penalties in cleanup delays

9. Chinese drones keep eye on polluters

10. Hot Zone

Iraqi Shiite men.