Archives For Pollution


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

dead zone map 2014

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

'Noah'

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


1. One man’s home is another man’s uranium dump

Even for those who don't understand the concept of radiation, Robinson Lake is clearly not safe to drink from. (Madelene Cronjé, M&G)

2. Coal Fuels Brewpubs in Wyoming as Kentucky Mines Misery

3. EPA proposes limits on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project

Commercial fishing boats in Bristol Bay near Naknek. July 6, 2007 (flickr / echoforsberg)

4. In Dayton, Ohio an economic comeback is in the water

What if water was worth the price of gold? One Midwest city is betting on it.

In Dayton, Ohio, an economic comeback is in the water

5. Thousands Of Containers Fall Off Ships Every Year. What Happens To Them?

SHIPPING CONTAINER STUDY MBARI

6. Scientists unlock the genetic secrets of bread wheat

7. Climate Confidential

Illuminating the crossroads of environment and technology

8. Better use of world’s existing cropland could feed 3 billion more people: study

Research reveals large increases in population expected in the next three decades
need not result in widespread hunger
Food crisis and population  : farmer carries wheat crop bundles in Egypt

9. Governments agree to stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice: U.N.

10. ‘Empty and lonely’ Fukushima towns struggle in catastrophe’s wake

Atsushi Fuda

11. Report warns of diesel fumes’ risks

12. Chikungunya fever finally makes it to the United States – two cases in South Florida

13. A call to fight malaria one mosquito at a time by altering DNA.

14. Genetic Engineering to the Rescue Against Invasive Species?

Scientists call for a public discussion on development of emerging “gene drive” technology.

A photo of a female Asian Tiger Mosquito feeding on human blood.

15. Bald eagles expand territory in California islands

Channel Island Eagles


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?

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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

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


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

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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. 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. Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says

2. A year of agonized, unanswered questions

How did a well-trained crew of professional hotshots come to abandon their designated safety zone and walk into a wall of fire?

3. Duke scientists report air pollution controls linked to lower NC death rates

4. Triclosan Under The Microscope

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5. A 1,000-pound BP tar mat found on Fort Pickens beach

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6. How Rupert Murdoch created the world’s newest climate change villain

Australia was once a leader on climate action. Thanks to American conservative powerhouses, that’s no longer true

How Rupert Murdoch created the world's newest climate change villain

7. New York’s Silent But Deadly Fracking Problem

8. Personal Health: Too Hot To Handle

9. There Are 1,401 Uninspected High-Risk Oil and Gas Wells. Here’s Where They Are.

The government is failing to conduct key safety inspections on new oil and gas wells on federal and Native American land.

10. Ebola Outbreak ‘Tip of the Iceberg,’ Experts Say

Image: Doctors Without Borders staff carry the body of a person killed by viral haemorrhagic fever at a center for victims of the Ebola virus.

11. Polio vaccine effort in Syria reaches 1.4 million children as volunteers brave violence

12. Jenny McCarthy e-cigs ads disappear

Jenny McCarthy is pictured in this composite image. | Screengrabs

13. ‘Superweeds’ choke farms

A Palmer amaranth grown in an experiment in 2011 at Iowa State University.

14. River of no return

Seattle’s Duwamish has been straightened, dredged and heavily polluted. Can a Superfund cleanup bring it back to life?

15. Man-made chemicals are hidden health hazards


1. Updated: WV DEP Issues Violations for Stormwater Overflow at Freedom Industries Site

2. With Data and Resolve Tacoma Fights Pollution

3. The San Francisco Shipyard: Undoing the toxic legacy

4. Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef

5. California warns of oil-by-rail while keeping data secret

6. Bloody Mexican shale fields sit idle while Texas booms

An oil and gas processing plant fed by local shale wells is pictured along a highway outside Carrizo Springs, about 30 miles (48 km) from the Mexican border, May 2, 2014.    REUTERS/David Alire

7. Oil works threaten health of people in Peruvian Amazon

the communities say they can see the effect that the pollution is having<i>(Image: Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)</i>

8. Texas News: Hazardous chemical lists no longer public record in Texas

9. Nations: As ‘football fever’ kicks off in Brazil, can it keep the lights on and mosquitoes out?

10. Babies Pay for Detroit’s 60-Year Slide With Mortality Above Mexico’s

 

 


1. How Environmental Disaster Is Making Boko Haram Violence Worse

Drought, population explosion, and poverty are aggravating conflict in Nigeria. Climate change will likely add fuel to the fire.

2. Of Fish, Monsoons and the Future

A Push to Save Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake

3. Genes in the Cloud: Google Steps Into Autism Research

A Deal with Autism Speaks to House Research Data From 10,000 Complete Genomes

4. Solutions – Episode 1: The Climate Solutions Road Tour

5. Solutions – Episode 2: The ALT Fuel Fleet

6. Solutions – Episode 3: Garden of Peace

7. R.E.A.C.T.

8. Urban, rural runoff remains pollution problem for rivers today

John Mulhern of Glendale paddles through duckweed into the main channel of the Milwaukee River after launching his canoe in Kletzsch Park on one of his 237 outings last year. Mulhern, who has been canoeing for decades, says the river is cleaner these days.

Rivers still don’t meet water quality standards, despite improvements

9. Will Vermont Be Able To Defend Its GMO Labeling Law On Donations Alone?

10. Banned in Europe, Safe in The U.S.

Child eating macaroni and cheese

Who determines whether chemicals are safe — and why do different governments come up with such different answers?

11. Road salt makes male butterflies brawnier, females brainier

Butterflies and salt intake

12. Infants exposed to ‘potentially harmful’ chemicals in vinyl