Archives For Pollution


1. Message in a Blanket: Dakota Artist Stealth-Embroiders ‘NOKXL’ Into Obama Quilt

via Indigenous Environmental Network
Dakota artist DeVon Burshiem, a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, stuck a secret protest message onto the back of the star quilt given in gratitude.

2. 12 Years Later, a Mystery of Chemical Exposure in Iraq Clears Slightly

3. Solar-powered ATMs to deliver clean drinking water in Pakistan – TRFN

4. Young girl from Haifa suffering from cancer sues state for allowing air pollution

Family claims pollution is the cause of her disease, and government has not acted to clean it up.

A polluting  plant in Haifa Bay: insufficient Environmental Protection Ministry inspections?

5. Spectacular Filament Eruption | S0 News May 16, 2015

6. Duke to provide water to NC residents with tainted wells

Bob Griggs, right, and Harry Marx are on their way to perch fishing leaving from Belanger Park in River Rouge on Friday. 'I am totally opposed to this,' says Marx about Detroit Bulk Storage wanting to store petroleum coke nearby.


I’d like to share my environmental readings of the day. It is quite disturbing to see the toll that has been and continues to be taken on our environment. We still have so much more to learn and even more to do. Enjoy your reading.

1. Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

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2. How Radioactive Is the Pacific, Really?

In this dataset, the simulation from NOAA's HYSPLIT model shows a continuous release of tracer particles from 12-31 March at a rate of 100 per hour representing the Cesium-137 emitted from Fukushima Daiichi. Each change in particle color represents a decrease in radioactivity by a factor of 10. Radioactivity decreases due to removal by rainfall and gravitational settling. Decay is not a factor for Cesium in this short duration simulation compared to its 30 year long-half life. The air concentration would be computed from the particle density so it is only partially related to the color scale. The released particles are followed through the end of April using meteorological data from the 1-degree resolution NOAA global analyses.

3. Tanning Salons Play Down Hazards, Lawsuits Claim

The authorities said two chains in New York, Portofino Spas, above, and Total Tan, had engaged in deceptive business practices.

The authorities said two chains in New York, Portofino Spas, above,

and Total Tan, had engaged in deceptive business practices.

Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

4. A round-the-world scientific expedition will use drones to study plastic pollution

Scientists circumnavigating the globe on a spartan racing catamaran will

spend the coming year deploying drones to collect better data on plastic pollution

The Race for Water Odyssey is on a journey that will take its crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they attempt to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in the oceans.


1. Utah suicides linked to air pollution

2. Civil rights advocates despair after decades of agency inaction

3. BP to stop sending petcoke to Chicago

Petcoke in Chicago

4. Quebec to approve $1.1-billion cement plant without environmental review

Former Quebec Premier Pauline Marois at a news conference in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Que., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 where she announced the go ahead of McInnis Cement's cement plant project.

5. Cyclone slams into northeast Australia

 

6. Keep an eye on your city’s pollution in real time

How polluted is Pittsburgh today? <i>(Image: breatheproject.org)</i>

7. Think of Earth, not just your stomach, panel advises

8. Regulators: Treat, release Fukushima water to sea

9. Chemical in plastics may alter boys’ genitals before birth

10. Huge Exxon Mobil explosion a reminder of refinery dangers

Exxon Mobil explosion

11. Idaho Cleanup Project sees cleaner groundwater

12. Now cleared for landing at airports: Bees

13. Another state goes after microbeads

14. Federal judge rejects BP bid to lower $13.7 billion oil spill fine

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15. Battle rises in Florida Keys over fighting mosquitoes with mosquitoes

16. BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach

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17. Governments dither as Delhi chokes on its own air

18. House panel rejects bill to impose buffer zones for pesticides

Kauai pesticides, mana march, protective equipment

19. Toxics from Lake Julian plant too high

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20. Miffed at the fracking ban, these New York towns hope Pennsylvania might adopt them

21. Not easy for strawberry growers to avoid methyl bromide


1. More than 600 reported chemical exposure in Iraq, Pentagon acknowledges.

2. Pesticide levels on food unknown due to poor government testing.

3. What’s the environmental impact of modern war?

Environmental impact of modern war

4. The San Jacinto River waste pits unleashed toxics into the river and, residents say, their bodies.

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5. Puget Sound eagles show high levels of banned toxic compound.

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6. The Amish: Makers of jam, fine cabinetry, and polluted rivers.

7. Freight train carrying diesel plunges into river in Quebec.

8. Environmental, public health groups sue FDA over feed additive.

9. Where do fracking fluids go? Scientists create the first detector.

Where Do Fracking Fluids Go? Scientists Create the First Detector

10. Under blue skies, Beijing rolls out red carpet for Obama, Putin.

11. OK given to restart nuclear plant in Japan.

12. Ivory Coast tackling its toxic mobile waste problem.

Waste and pollution in water

13. Future of Great Barrier Reef divides scientists.

14. Freedom says deal with DEP could ease chemical cleanup.

15. North Carolina orders Duke to redo coal ash monitoring plans.

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16. Latin America’s water woes blamed on politics and poor infrastructure.

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17. Canada’s Potash to spend over $53 mln in US Clean Air Act case.

18. Exide ordered to clean up homes tainted by battery plant.

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1. Feather loss hits young Antarctic penguins, putting them at risk in frigid weather

2. Infrastructure cracks as Los Angeles defers repairs.

3. Mining company, allies spent freely to get bill approved

Tim Myers, an engineer with Gogebic Taconite, in May checks core samples, drilled several hundred feet into the iron vein below, at the site of a proposed mine.

4. Since 1990, billions more have access to clean water

5. Delhi’s air pollution levels remain a problem

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6. Drinking or fracking? Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with

scarce water

7. Mountain Forest Changes Threaten Calif. Water Supplies

8. Changing Climate Makes City Stormwater Management Harder, Health

Risks Higher

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9. Susquehanna Flats show hope for Bay

Dip in pollution and favorable weather sparked rebound of underwater grasses

that have survived catastrophic storms

10. Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County causing health problems

 

11. Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

Tests by the state government of Saxony show that more than one in three wild

boars gave off such high levels of radiation, thought to be a legacy of Chernobyl,

that they were unfit for human consumption

Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

12. Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

13. Australia to scrap plan for dumping near Great Barrier Reef: AFR

A tourist swims on the Great Barrier Reef in this undated file picture. Fishing will be banned from about one third of the Australian reef under a draft rescue plan unveiled by the Australian government May 30. REUTERS/HO/Great Barrier Reef National Park Authority

14. Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

15. Mexico baffled by sudden death of thousands of fish in Lake Cajititlán

Nearly 50 tonnes of popoche chub fish are latest incident of dead fish
removed from lagoon in disastrous year for species
Dead fish at Mexican lake

16. Grassy Narrows: Why is Japan still studying the mercury poisoning when

Canada isn’t?

Canadian officials have never admitted to a single case of Minamata disease in

northwestern Ontario

Dr. Akitomo Shimoji, a Japanese doctor who specializes in neurology and psychiatry among victims of mercury poisoning, performs a skin sensitivity test on Grassy Narrows resident Bill Fobister.

17. Toxic gulls: Quebec’s contaminated bird colony offers clues about flame

retardants

18. Kenya: mothers and children scratching a living on Eldoret dump

Mothers of the Dump, Eldoret, Kenya : Sarah Nasimiyu is 45 years old and is pictured with her two-year-old Joshua on Eldoret's dump where she worked, Kenya.


1. Army Corps of Engineers agrees to disclose dam pollution

2. Causes of fish skin lesions ruled out, except for BP oil spill, new study says

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3. EPA Showdown: Who in Texas Wants Tighter Refinery Regulation?

Do Hydrogen Cyanide Leaks Show Weakness of Current Regs?

Houston's Ship Channel: home to refineries and petrochemical complex and site of EPA hearing

4. EPA Will Regulate Some TCE Uses Unless Industries Take Voluntary Action, Official Says

5. How the Commission ‘blocked’ key environmental plans

6. Gulf’s low-oxygen ‘dead zone’ covers 5,052 square miles along Louisiana’s coast

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7. Deforestation, development may be driving Ebola outbreaks, experts say

As humans transform ecosystems and come into closer contact with animals, scientists fear more viral epidemics

8. Toledo tap water deemed safe to drink

City lifts ban on drinking tap water

Water crisis over Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announces that the Toledo water crisis is over during a news conference early today.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announces that the Toledo water crisis is over during a news conference early today.
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9. Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie

10. Natural gas: Massachusetts is ground zero for Northeast’s pipeline fight

11. As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

Micro-hydro project in Kenya

12. Oil Companies Are Funding Mysterious Angolan Research Center That May Not Exist

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13. Smoggy Beijing to ban coal use

14. Residents calling it an environmental disaster: tailings pond breach at Mount Polley Mine near Likely, BC

15. ‘City air heavily polluted with lead, cadmium and CO’

Growing number of vehicles, leaded gasoline and poor road conditions are major causes for concentration of lead.— FIle photo

16. Big river, big trouble: Dredges working overtime to open Mississippi

17. Legacy suits: Sorting out good guys from bad

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18. Man killed, homes damaged in Southern California mudslides

19. Poison a tool in Wyoming’s war on ravens

Sporting a curved beak and a rakish headdress, the common raven has increased its numbers dramatically with human development. Today, it is a nuissance to some despite being protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (Pixabay public domain — click to enlarge)

20. Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids. Signs of two compounds turned

up in mothers and children tested for a new study that shows how difficult it is for even

the most diligent parents to avoid toxic chemicals added to furniture, toys, electronics

and other household products

21. Latest victim of U.S.-Russia tensions may be Kentucky bourbon

Inside An OAO Dixy Supermarket Ahead Of Results

22. Careless use of drugs bred baby-threatening germ: scientists


1. Maine parents, physicians press for disclosure of phthalates use in products

Dozens pack a hearing to urge the DEP to make companies report the presence

of four types of the potentially harmful chemical.

AUGUSTA, ME - JULY 29: People listen to testimony Tuesday July 29, 2014 at hearing at the Department of Environmental Protection in Augusta on a citizen initiated proposal to list priority chemicals. (Photo by Andy Molloy/Staff Photographer)

2. Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

3. Leaping out of the lakes: Invasive mussels spread across America

Officials at Lake Powell fought for a decade to keep out quagga mussels. They lost the fight.

Lake Powell is one of the West’s most beautiful reservoirs. National Park Service employees fought for years to keep quagga mussels out of the man-made lake on the Colorado River.

4. Report: World faces water crises by 2040

Wind, solar power increase needed to avoid global drought

5. The reindeer herders battling an iron ore mine in Sweden

Reindeer in northern Sweden

6. Greener film shoots can also save costs, report says

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7. Forensics for the Farm Keep Food Safe

8. ‘Indiscriminate’ use of antibiotics in poultry might be ‘strongly linked’ to growing

resistance in Indians: Study

'Indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry might be 'strongly linked' to growing resistance in Indians: Study
CSE said that India has no regulation on controlling antibiotic use in the poultry
industry or to control sales of antibiotics to the industry while it has not set any
limits for antibiotic residues in chicken.

9. U.S. GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts

10. Senate Dems’ bill would bring back Superfund tax