Archives For Contamination


1.  In West Virginia, whitewater rafting and the long tail of a chemical spill

Rafting outfitters believe a nearby chemical leak tainted business, even if it never

reached the waters here.

2. Study says early DDT exposure may set up females for obesity, diabetes

DDT pesticide obesity diabetes

3. Dam removals: Rivers on the run

As the United States destroys its old dams, species are streaming back into the

unfettered rivers.

4. Century-old pipe break points to national problem

The site of a water main break is shown near UCLA Wednesday July 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. Photo: Nick Ut, AP / AP

5. In Lake of the Woods, growing algae blooms puzzle scientists

6. Environmentalists criticize mercury recycling bill

7. CLIMATE: EPA plan gives no credit for Southern states’ strides, utility

regulators say in Atlanta

Carbon-rule protestors

8. Religious Conservatives Embrace Pollution Fight

9. New rules to cut miners’ coal-dust exposure start Friday

coal miner

10. Delta tunnel plan called a fish death sentence by key group

Walter Suazo Jr., 9, of Concord shows off a 32-inch striped bass he caught from the Antioch pier on the San Joaquin River. A critique of the state's $25 billion plan for delta tunnels says they would bring winter-run salmon to the brink of extinction. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle


1. The Safety Agency At War With Itself

Personnel disputes are tearing the Chemical Safety Board apart, leaving the

panel’s work unfinished—and workers at risk.

2. DOT proposes stricter oil train safety rules

Anthony Foxx is pictured. | M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO

3. Feds to conduct more studies of MCHM

4. Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry

5. Why is Canada’s bee population in rapid decline?

Honey bees cluster on a bee keeping suit in Ravenna on October 18, 2013. (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)

6. Food Safety in China Still Faces Big Hurdles

7. The ‘breakthrough’ sixth-grade science project at the center of a fight over scientific glory

8. If It’s Raining, NYC’s Raw Sewage Is Probably Pouring Into the Waterways

Gowanus Canal

9. REFILE-Panel’s report likely to tie farm antibiotics to human resistance

10. Victorian diseases have come back to haunt us

Official figures show a rise in disease such as gout, cholera, whooping cough and malnutrition

Experts said some of the diseases – such as scarlet fever – are cyclical viruses, which are expected to rise and fall.


1, The U.S. Military is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

2. Washington Mudslide Report Sites Rain, but Doesn’t Give Cause or Assign Blame

3. An Exaltation of Moths, Much-Maligned Kin of the Butterfly

A single moth landed on a white cloth on Monday, along with many L.B.T.s, or little brown things.

4. Would You Like Flame Retardants With That Couch?

FURNITURE STORE COUCH

5. The rivers that run through it: A basin of toxins.

Parts of the Canard River near Front Road are pictured, June 23, 2014, near River Canard in Amherstburg.  (RICK DAWES/The Windsor Star)


1. Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant

‘mixing vessels’ after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river

Exclusive: Discovery reveals role of sewerage plants in creating mutated
microbes that are resistant to antibiotics

3. NYC billionaire to spend money in Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign

Billionaire Tom Steyer and his Super PAC, NextGen Climate, are making big

moves in Pennsylvania this year.

4. It’s 2025. Maternity Wards are empty.

5. 100 homes destroyed in Washington wildfire

Wildfires Prompt States Of Emergency

Scores of wildfires across the drought-stricken Western states have prompted

the governors of Washington and Oregon to declare states of emergency.

  6. The Pope and the Sin of Environmental Degradation

7. How to boost food production but not emissions? Researchers identify key ways.

8. Report says Kitimat, B.C., airshed can accommodate oil, gas, smelter industries

Report says Kitimat, B.C., airshed can accommodate oil, gas, smelter industries

9. EPA proposes strict limits on Pebble mine to protect salmon

10. The remarkable comeback of sea otters to the B.C. coast

A pair of sea otters eat a salmon near dawn at Esquimalt, B.C., on Vancouver Island, in this 2010 photo. They caught the fish in nearby waters and devoured it on a small dock. (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS)

11. Detroit water shut-offs spark war of words

Nine arrested in Detroit water shut-offs protest

12. Sulphur surplus: Up to our necks in a diabolical element

Sulphur fumes emanating from a crater in an active volcano on Java, Indonesia

13. California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have

been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry.

The potential impact of waste from oil and gas drilling — including hydraulic
fracturing — on drinking water has been an issue in Texas, Wyoming and,
with great urgency, in California this month. Here, a jar of fracking water waste
is displayed at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP Photo)

14. Flattened mountains, poisoned rivers: China’s engineers face off against engineer-created problems

15. Proposed MCHM leak settlement could fund health studies, water testing 


1. Are teens turning from cigarettes to hookahs? Study raises red flag. (+video)

2. Caribbean coral reefs could disappear “within a few decades”

3. Tiny Flying Robots Are Being Built To Pollinate Crops Instead Of Real Bees

robobee

4. Molecule in broccoli sprouts removes toxic pollutants from body

5. Debate Continues on Hazards of Electromagnetic Waves

  6. Custodian dies in accident at school

Emergency workers and others stood near Manomet Elementary School Monday afternoon.

7. Wisconsin Reactor’s Demise Shows Nuclear Towns’ Plight

8. Exxon’s Burst Pipeline Could Restart Within a Year, but Repair Plan May Be

Inadequate

Exxon’s pipeline stress test plan, obtained by ICN through a FOIA request, may

leave crack threats lurking in the 1940s-era pipe, expert says.

9. Seedy tale: Chinese researchers stole patented corn, U.S. prosecutors allege

Corn

10. Grain farmers press for delay on insecticide ban in Ontario

The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association says bees learned long ago to cope with viruses, unlike what supporters of neonicotinoids say. (Peter Power for The Globe and Mail)

11. China’s arid north feeds water-rich south

China's arid north feeds water-rich south

12. Ethiopia cultivates seed banks to lay famine ghost to rest

13. A California Oil Field Yields Another Prized Commodity

14. CDC survey says one-fifth of residents reported health issues after spill

15. Crossing, and protecting, a gem of a St. Croix River

16. Food packaging contains 175 potentially dangerous chemicals, new report finds

FOOD packaging contains potentially dangerous chemicals linked to cancer and

infertility, according to new research.

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17. Phthalates are out of infants’ toys but a heavy dose is still in their food

18. Poop in the coop: Chicken farmer battles the EPA

If a court finds in Lois Alt’s favor, thousands of large farms could be exempt from

the Clean Water Act

Lois Alt

19. Study: Compliance with R.I.’s lead-paint law low, but children’s exposure reduced

20. Is Sandy Debris in Roxbury’s Fenimore Landfill Poisoning Town’s Children, Adults?

fenimore landfill resident

Environmentalists blame state and say new rules are needed


1. Flame retardant in old couches, carpets poses health risk to kids’ IQs

2. Lung illnesses more likely near Logan Airport

Study doesn’t find higher rates of heart disease, hearing loss

Winthrop, a town under a flight path to Logan Airport, is one of 17 communities cited in a Health Department report.

3. Planes’ exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX

airplane

4. Global health: Deadly dinners

Polluting biomass stoves, used by one-third of the global population, take a terrible toll. But efforts to clean them up are failing.

5. Rejected Pa. drilling waste brought to W.Va.

6. Texas oil and gas regulator says it can’t link water contamination to gas drilling

7. And The Biggest Power Polluter Is: American Electric Power Company

8. Corporate stranglehold of farmland a risk to world food security, study says

Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land
Wheat harvesting

9. How much is going clean costing China?

Chinese tourists wear face masks while walking past the Forbidden City in February 2014 as heavy air pollution shrouded Beijing.

10. Toxins in the environment may accelerate aging, study finds

Skin Care


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

mud

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


1, Texas freezes agency’s funding after air pollution data released

2. One man’s obsession with EPA and toxic waste in his neighborhood leads all the way to the Supreme Court

3. U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline

The global drawdown in the use of leaded fuel has resulted in benefits of some 2.5 trillion dollars a year. Credit: Bigstock

4. Suit alleges shoe boxes contain ingredient in rat repellent

Lawsuit over anti-fungal products

5. Brushing Teeth With Sewer Water Next Step as Texas Faces Drought

6. New map could refocus state’s pollution battles

Ontario recycling center


1. Walmart’s organic push could alter California agriculture

Walmart employee Laxmi Shasithakuri organizes cans of organic products on shelves at the store in Oakland. Photo: Sam Wolson, Special To The Chronicle

2. Study says snack food ingredient reduced PCBs in Anniston residents

3. China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

4. Hydropower Overload In China

5. Contamination likely caused by waste from chemical plant