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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

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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.

 


1, Coffee fungus in Latin America is raising prices for high-end blends in the United States

2, Green Fields: Agribusiness blamed for ‘superweed crisis’

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3, Warmer world to push sea turtle numbers up

Loggerhead turtle

4. Louisiana lawsuits seek oil and gas industry money to restore coastline

Louisiana canals, pipelines

5. Threats to the Southern Hills Aquifer System Grow in Louisiana

6. Children’s lead levels ‘significantly’ higher in Cherryvale, Kan.

7. Feature: Lebanese irritate over pollution inflicted by refugee camps

8. Toxic chemicals pollute Pakistan’s rivers

  9. Greenland Glaciers More Susceptible to Melt Than Thought

 

10. FRACTURED NORTH CAROLINA Fracking: Lee County at epicenter of NC’s gas drilling

3,300 acres have been leased to gas companies. But other landowners are worried about pollution or waiting for better offers.

Natural gas wells

11. Scientists find alarming levels of antibiotics in China’s rivers and lakes

12. Effort fences off ag areas along creek for river’s sake

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13. Birds of prey falling victim to ‘ecological drought’

Less food for hawks, owls, white-tailed kites, falcons and even golden eagles is theorized to be connected to years of too-dry weather. One apparent consequence: a ‘breeding crash’ beyond any in local experts’ memory.

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1. Oil and Gas: Spills up 18 percent in U.S. in 2013

2. Frogs’ immune systems weakened by chemicals, study finds

3. Toxic Plumes: The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

4. Getting Beyond Just Wheat, Corn and Rice

Some uncommon grains have environmental advantages that could be beneficial in a changing world. But making the uncommon common can be difficult.
Mature millet in field

5. ‘Cancer villages’ alert China to urgent water crisis

6. Treasure Island: The People of Tangier Their Life, Land and Heritage Could Wash Away

7. Trove Of Toxic Mercury Lurks In Arctic Sea Ice

Environment: Ice-core analysis shows more methylmercury will enter Arctic food chain as climate change speeds up ice melt
Photo of researchers sampling ice cores from an Artic sea-ice floe

8. Environment: Scientist Warn of Rising Oceans from Polar Melt

9. Wildfires: Southwest struggles to adapt to year-round fire season

Oklahoma firefighter

10. Safety debate eyes taming Bakken crude before it hits rails

Safety debate eyes taming Bakken crude before it hits rails Photo: SHANNON STAPLETON

11. Feds Reach Settlement Agreement To Recall Buckyballs

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12. Children of Smoking Addicts More Likely to Become Heavy Smokers

The study is the first to give an intergenerational view of the impact a parent’s behavior has on children.

A person smokes a cigarette.

13. Woman, Sterile From Mom’s Pregnancy Drug at 25, Gets Mother’s Day Miracle Baby

PHOTO: Judith Helfand and her healthy baby girl Theodora, who arrived in April, 2014.

14. Mine Incident: Two deaths confirmed at Patriot Coal mine in Boone County, WV

Two miners killed in Patriot Coal mine in Boone County, WV


Lawrence raid targets counterfeit clothing and merchandise


1. Developers file $37 million federal suit over Fort Detrick contamination

Say high TCE levels in groundwater have thwarted residential development

2. Evolution in the Age of Mass Extinction

3. China’s generation green: waste, food safety, pollution & the China dream.

4. Delhi not alone, 25 other Indian cities have higher air pollution levels than Beijing: WHO

According to WHO, Dehradun, Pune and Jammu are just as polluted as Delhi. (IE photo: Praveen Khanna)

5. Researchers: No Fukushima radiation found in West Coast kelp

6. $20 Million Fight Threatened Over Pig Smell on Farm

Image: Hogs are raised on the farm on April 28, 2009 in Elma, Iowa

7. ‘Missing’ mud in Hudson River holds climate change clue

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8. From Wal-Mart to the White House, Obama talks up expansion of solar power

9. California drought: El Niño probability raised to 78 percent for next winter

10. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer carries a $100 million sledgehammer into the battle over climate change

Photo - Tom Steyer, the former manager of a San Francisco hedge fund, has pledged $50 million of his own money, and to raise a matching amount, for November's Congressional and state elections through his NextGen Climate Action PAC to address what he calls "the generational challenge." (Bloomberg Images)

11. Funeral parlours contaminate drinking water

Dr Chombo