Archives For Pollution


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

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

Polar bear kaktovik

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