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1. 9 things that make air pollution bearable

Artist Chiu Chih poposes a natural oxygen backpack.

2. Dilemma for Delaware beaches’ renowned water quality

  4. Why does Europe hate genetically modified food?

With new European Union rules that now seek to clear up years of internal deadlock

that could, in theory, lead to widespread cultivation of GM foods, is Europe about to

change its mind?

GMO HATE. People protests against the authorization of genetically modified (GM) maize with signs and banners reading 'Stop GMO Maize 1507 ', 'Only a NO can protect us' and 'No to GMO Maize 1507' in front of the Federal Chancellor's Office in Berlin, Germany, 05 February 2014. Joerg Carstensen/EPA

  5. Sauget Superfund cleanup draws in nearly 250 companies

Resource Recovery Group superfund site in Sauget

6. UK NEWS: Diesel fumes choke Tox-ford Street

7. Great Lakes welcome rising water levels

Great Lakes are rising, and the tourism and shipping industries are celebrating

8. Billionaire Koch brothers are big oil players in Alberta

The ultra-right U.S. Koch brothers, little-known to Canadians, are major players in Alberta’s

oil patch, where they control at least 1.1 million acres.

9. Movement targets fossil fuel divestiture

Religious and liberal groups see environment as a ‘moral issue’

10. California rice farmers could get pollution credit

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1. Environmental Issues

2. Environmental Testing & Technlogy Inc

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3. Choosing a Past for the Future: Why today’s environment policy is also history – Dr Paul Warde

4. Sides clash over hog facility expansions in Iowa

5. Designer Livestock

New technologies will make it easier to manipulate animal genomes, but food products from genetically engineered animals face a long road to market.

6. Arlington cracks down on carwash fundraisers

7. Debate continues over how much race cars pollute environment

Debate continues over how much race cars pollute environment

8. Threat to critical waterways reveals a U.S.-Canada divide

 Washington has much tougher rules against manure violators than B.C.

9. Governor signs bill making Illinois first state to ban microbeads

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10. For Minnesota’s pristine wetlands, N.D. oil boom is new threat

A remote wetland near Itasca State Park, already undercut by three crude oil pipelines, is one of several fragile, isolated habitats along the proposed path of the 610-mile Sandpiper crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

11. Tracing waste drum’s journey from LANL to leak

12. Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger

Study seeking cheaper abatement draws claims children still poisoned

 


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

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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

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Tornado near Minot, North Dakota on May 26, 2014 injured several people in an oil workers camp and tore apart numerous trailers, officials said


1. USDA expanding release of parasitic wasp to combat citrus disease

Predatory wasps fight Asian citrus psyllids

2. Samsung apologizes to sickened chip workers

In this photo released by Samsung Electronics Co., Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun speaks during a briefing in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account. Photo: Samsung Electronics Co., AP / Samsung Electronics Co.

3. Tunisia’s poorest towns left to shoulder burden of hazardous toxic landfill sites

Waste dumped at landfill sites represents a growing threat to poor communities in Tunisia, polluting air and water supplies
MDG : Landfill in Tunisia : Dumping garbage in Le Kef

4. From mining to urban sprawl: Humans threaten most Chilean ecosystems

Environment Ministry study says human activity endangers 55 percent of Chile’s natural areas, with populated central and southern regions most at risk.
Mining operations in northern Chile threaten to drain the region’s scarce water sources, like the small lakes and lagoons in the Atacama salt flat, the second largest of its kind in the world, pictured here.  Photo by Francesco Mocellin / Wikicommons

5. Kitty litter eyed as possible culprit in New Mexico radiation leak

6. Unintended Consequences: Fracking and the Flow of Drugs

The South Texas oil and gas boom has provided new opportunities for smugglers — but also new ways to stop them.

 

7. The Water Tunnel Boondoggle 

Experts say the eye-popping costs of Governor Brown’s plan to build two giant water tunnels far outweigh the financial benefits. And taxpayers may be left holding the bag.

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8. Oil giant Citgo gets off easy in criminal case

9. Group urges tobacco companies to protect U.S. child workers

10. Are pesticides linked to health problems in Argentina?

Viviana Perez and her daughter Nadia

 


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


1. Better bubbly from … England?

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2. Scientists flying over Colorado oil boom find worse air pollution

The Front Range is a backdrop for a pump in Weld County.

3. Research shows family environment had big impact on children exposed to lead in Port Pirie

High levels of blood/lead content have been recorded in Port Pirie.

4. U.S. Issues Safety Alert for Oil Trains

5. Is air pollution causing Vernal’s neonatal deaths to rise?

Utah midwife uses obituaries to document troubling trend in birth outcomes in the area.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Midwife Donna Young and her daughter Holt, look at a grave markers of stillborn and newborn children in Rock Point Cemetery in Maeser just north of Vernal. She started noticing a higher than usual amounts of stillborn and newborn deaths in the area the past few years. One corner of the cemetery has several small markers for stillborn and newborn deaths. The TriCounty Health Department is holding a public meeting Wednesday May 7 to investigate the uptick in stillbirths and newborn deaths in the area. Environmentalists believe there’s a connection to air pollution from oil and gas drilling.

6. Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

7. Elections Not Stopping Obama Pollution Rules

                                    FILE - In this June 24, 2013, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen behind the Capitol Power Plant in Washington. Democrats running for election in key states are worried about the political fallout from unprecedented greenhouse-gas limits soon to be announced by fellow Democrat Barack Obama's administration. They wish Obama would wait until after November's elections, but if he doesn't start now the rules won't be in place by the time he leaves office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

8. UPDATE 1-China to close more steel capacity, though still small fraction

9. High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious

Climate change could increase deficiencies in zinc and iron, new study suggests

Sunset on rolling wheat fields in Drummond, Idaho.

10. Philly School District blocks a federal study after health risks are exposed


1. Environment as influential as genes in autism, study says

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2. Long-Awaited DEP Study Says PFC Contamination Widespread in State’s Water

3. Dangerous Chemical Invades West Wichita Drinking Water

4. East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw

An ice shelf previously thought to be resilient to climate change is being held in place by a relatively small plug of ice.

Penguins congregate near Wilkes Land, Antarctica

5. BP cries foul in massive oil spill settlement

Is BP backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some Gulf Coast businesses exploiting BP to the tune of more than $500 million?

  6. ‘Sewer assets': Use of sludge as fertilizer leads to rich-tasting foods

7. Food Fights

To address online consumer activism, food makers are advised to embrace openness
A series of foods with related quotes superimposed upon them.

8. Kentucky tops U.S. for ADHD

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9. Poverty, environment are interconnected

10. Did Michigan agency lobby to bend rules on pollutants at Dearborn steel mill?

The state DEQ is proposing to revise the emissions permit for Severstal Steel in Dearborn to allow for some toxic pollutants such as lead, carbon monoxide, and PM10 (fine dust) to be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, even increased by more than 7200 percent.


1. Indian River Lagoon: What went wrong?

2. Monsanto and Maine: A look at Maine’s sometimes fractious relationship with the GMO giant

It has evolved to lawsuits, a labeling law and a public now deeply suspicious of or deeply confused about what this giant corporation does.

3. Families packing up and leaving Hong Kong over pollution life expectancy fears

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4. Lynchburg, Va., oil train derailment illustrates threat to rivers

By Curtis Tate

Published: Friday, May. 2, 2014 – 4:22 pm
Last Modified: Sunday, May. 4, 2014 – 5:45 am
Rail derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia

5. Cartels and organised crime target food in hunt for riches

From adulterated olive oil to counterfeit vodka, the trade in fake food is booming – and for mafia gangs it’s less risky than drugs
Chinese confiscate fake Remy Martin and Hennessy whiskey.

6. In India election battle, Ganges locked in fight to survive

India’s holiest river is dying because it has not become a vote bank, say environmentalists

7. Study Reveals Sizable Increase in Diabetes Among Children

8. State hiring beginners for critical refinery-inspector jobs

The Chevron Corp. flag flies in front of the company's administrative building inside the Chevron Corp. Richmond Refinery stands in Richmond, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Chevron Corp. hopes to gain city approval to finish hydrogen plant at the Richmond refinery in June or July. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Photo: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg


1. A ‘ghost town’ created in the U.S., with a little help from Canadian oil wealth

A 'ghost town' created in the U.S., with a little help from Canadian oil wealth

2. Lost in an acid sea: A fish’s sense of smell

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3. A Wild Idea: Making Our Smartphones Last Longer

4. UN Climate Report Charts Ways to Halt Global Warming

Greenhouse gas emissions need sharp cuts by mid-century to dodge dangerous global warming.

Photo of the Temelin nuclear power plant near Temelin, Czech Republic.

5. A new DOE proposal would cement a big leap in lighting efficiency, but Congress is preventing even bigger savings