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1. Animal Traffic

<strong>EVIDENCE ROOM</strong> The mammal reference collection at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Service Laboratory is filled with deer, rams and antelopes.

2. Ebola: How bad can it get?

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3. Many In West Africa May Be Immune to Ebola Virus

4. Chlorine burn to kill brain-eating amoeba continues in St. John Parish

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5. Home: Green pest control methods gaining popularity at Beaches

Ron P. Whittington for Shorelines  Nature's Way technician Bill Small points out an ant infestation on the corner of a home's exterior wall that was exposed during a backyard renovation. Instead of chemicals, the green pest control company relies on a mix of mineral dust and powders used in combination with natural baits, along with modern insect growth regulators and plant essential oils, to target and destroy insects, fungi and bacteria.

6. PESTICIDES: Syngenta asks EPA to raise tolerance level for ‘bee-killing’ chemical

7. NC says Duke Energy coal ash dams are high hazard risk

8. In path of pollution, residents react to $26 million cleanup pact

A playground next Carrie Gosch Elementary School is included Superfund site clean up for arsenic lead East Chicago September 4

9. Report alleges link between fly ash, health problems at SCI-Fayette

10. Gillibrand seeks federal ban on plastic microbeads in personal care products

11. Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling’s Future

A judge’s ruling in the 2010 Gulf oil spill could have widespread consequences.

Photo of smoke rising from BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig.

12. Nelson Wolff wants better regulation of flaring in the Eagle Ford

13. Collins pressed to back EPA’s proposal for stricter power plant emissions limits

 Ted Reiner, a former lobster fisherman from Cliff Island, said climate change poses a threat to that fishery and others in urging Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins to support the plan.

14. EPA chief McCarthy seeks support for ‘Clean Power Plan’ at R.I. gathering

15. Melting permafrost could worsen water quality in the Rockies

Melting permafrost could worsen water quality in the Rockies

16. Environment: In shadow of oil boom, North Dakota farmers fight contamination

One county’s infertile lands offers a test case of the long-term effects of wastewater spills

Photo taken near Williston, North Dakota.

17. Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

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18. Oil Spill Penalty Will Hurt, But Not Cripple, BP

19. Baby foods, cereals and crisps found to contain raised levels of cancer risk chemicals

Three baby foods as well as crisps, cereals and chips contain raised levels of a chemical linked to cancer according to research from the FSA (file picture used above)

20. Diesel-Exposure Claims Find a Legal Path

Ruling in Favor of Plaintiff in Workers’ Compensation Court Could Spur Similar Cases

21. Polluters are “hijacking our democracy,” according to retired military

general who took control of Hurricane Katrina emergency relief efforts in 2005

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22. How the USDA’s new ‘chicken rule’ could change what you eat, and how it’s inspected

Biggest change in meat inspection in 50 years

23. In Myanmar, China’s Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers

In western Myanmar a Chinese-backed energy and trading hub is taking shape on a remote island

A photo of a boatman steering through a mangrove swamp near the start of a 1,500 mile oil pipeline from the Bay of Bengal to China's Yunan province.

24. Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state

25. GMO lobbying is a booming business as labeling laws increase

26. EU under pressure to allow GM food imports from US and Canada

Large businesses lobbying intensely to undermine safety regime in new trade deal, campaigners warn

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27. Growing A Green Desert

28. If You Read Only One Story On Health And Fracking, Read This One


1. Oil, gas wells often keep operating despite violations

2. Companies Quietly Apply Biofuel Tools to Household Products

3. Bioengineers Hope Turning Garbage Into Gas Opens A Green Frontier in Iowa, Midwest

4. Bats being blindsided by disease

Detected in Illinois last year, fungus has killed millions of the winged creatures in U.S. and Canada

5. Some local restaurant owners believe there’s something fishy about catches from Lake Erie

6. Kuala Lawas – last frontier for dugong conservation

7. Modi implores India to restore polluted Ganges

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8. Feds raided Rocky Flats 25 years ago, signaling the end of an era

Rocky Flats was once the site of the a nuclear weapons production facility, May 29, 2014. This June will be 25 years since the FBI raided Rocky Flats.

Rocky Flats was once the site of the a nuclear weapons production facility,

May 29, 2014. This June will be 25 years since the FBI raided Rocky Flats.

(RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)

9. Neighbors fret over scant science on oil, gas drilling health impacts

Eric Ewing, who lives on the outskirts of LaSalle in Weld County, says he is worried about his family’s health after oil and gas drilling operations

10. Despite dire predictions, carbon emissions debate continues


1. Dengue cases quintupled in one decade in Latin America

2. Obama lends support to EPA’s upcoming power plant rule

3. Lung-cancer risks sky high for smokers exposed to carcinogens

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4. Environmentalists warn fire retardant may have toxic consequences

At least 141,000 gallons of fire retardant dropped

5. Exposure to smoke in cars may worsen asthma: study

6. $2 Billion Plan to Restore Everglades Stuck in Congressional Limbo

The plan aims to reverse much of the 20th-century draining of the Everglades.

The furthest point south on the mainland of Everglades National Park, Eco Pond early in the morning on the way to Flamingo.

7. Emissions:

Regulations 101 — a primer on EPA’s upcoming power plant rule

Top 10 CO2-emitting power plants in the U.S.
Power Plant Annual CO2 emissions (Mt)
Plant Scherer
Juliette, Ga.
21,809,922
James H. Miller Jr. Electric Generating Plant
Quinton, Ala.
18,552,161
Rockport Generating Station
Rockport, Ind.
17,890,085
Gibson Generating Station
Owensville, Ind.
16,900,459
General James M. Gavin Power Plant
Cheshire, Ohio
16,634,356
Bruce Mansfield Power Plant
Shippingport, Pa.
16,271,444
Martin Lake Power Plant
Tatum, Texas
15,548,912
Navajo Generating Station
Page, Ariz.
15,474,761
Monroe Power Plant
Monroe, Mich.
15,212,909
Paradise Fossil Plant
Drakesboro, Ky.
14,932,742
Source: ClimateWire

  8. Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

 Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US
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9. Light bedrooms ‘link to obesity’

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10. Obama’s Dirty, Coal-Loving PastThe coal industry says Obama’s new energy rules are the product of his lifelong enmity. His record says otherwise.

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11. One Key Question on Obama’s Push Against Climate Change: Will It Matter?

Many expectations—and many unknowns—surround new carbon standards due Monday.

The Black Thunder min, one of the world's largest, covers 75 square miles of public and private land. Trucks the size of houses haul more than 90 million tons of coal a year to trains, which carry most of it to eastern power plants.

12. Small Farmers’ Loss of Land Increases World Hunger

Small farmers - like Ndomi Magareth, planting beans here on her land in Cameroon - “are losing land at a tremendous rate. It’s a land reform movement in reverse,” says GRAIN’s Henk Hobbelink. Credit: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IPS

13. FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood

FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood

14. Pesticide maker agrees to phase out controversial poison

15. Obama Says Climate Change Growing Threat to Health

 


1. Study: Species disappearing far faster than before

2. Bill to require research into menstrual product additives is introduced after global Menstrual Hygiene Day

3. Solvents May Raise Breast Cancer Risk For Some, Study Finds

4. Emission tests ‘substantially underestimate’ pollution pumped out by diesels

The amount of pollution generated by diesel cars on congested roads may be much higher than previously thought.

Diesels may actually be emitting three times the pollution allowed under current emissions tests

5. Contamination monitored with bird blood

Map shows the level of PCBs at each study site. Image: USGS.

6. Great Read Drought Yields Only Desperation

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7. Brazil’s drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

8. A sign of a coal comeback in New York

9. New Delhi Locals Cry Foul Against Incinerator’s Exhaust

10. Pollution levels mar Lebanon’s rivers

The Litani river is seen from the Western Bekaa village of Saghbin, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

 


1. Citizen scientists prepare to test West Coast for Fukushima radiation (with video)

 Sometime in the next few weeks highly diluted, low-level radiation from the Japanese nuclear disaster is expected to reach West Coast shores

2. We’ll be looking for TOMBSTONES: A Boeing engineer’s DEADLY warning about toxic cabin air

Boeing plane safety

3. CDC dropped plans for MCHM air ‘screening level’

4. Chinese economic growth at a cost: Pollution poisons lakes, rivers and skies

5. WEST EXPLOSION | ONE YEAR LATER

Official toll overlooks many injuries

Focused on ERs, the official injury survey missed harms such as hearing loss and depression. Some say the omissions could skew the debate over safety regulation.

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6. Poor waste management in UAE turns death trap for animals


1. Convulsing sea lions along coast may hold clues to epilepsy

Sea lion Blarney McCresty recuperates at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle

2. Ship Channel could open to some traffic today

Ecological toll: Sludge from damaged barge spreads in Galveston Bay at ‘worst time’ for birds

An oiled Laughing Gulls shown left sits next to one without oil at the Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary Monday, March 24, 2014 in Bolivar. Officials with the Houston Audubon Society said the oiled bird would mostly likely not survive. It cannot be captured and by the time it is weak enough to be caught it is too late.  (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle) Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

3. America Needs a Bunker to Store Its Mountain of Toxic TVs

Image: Basel Action Network

4. Extreme horticulture greens the city

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5. Beneath cities, a decaying tangle of gas pipes.

It is a danger hidden beneath the streets of New York City, unseen and rarely noticed: 6,302 miles of pipes transporting natural gas. Leaks, like the one that is believed to have led to the explosion that killed eight people in East Harlem this month, number in the thousands every year

6. Homes near rail lines face exposure to harmful emissions: study

 University of Washington study sparks renewed calls for health study for Surrey coal project
Homes near rail lines face exposure to harmful emissions: study

7. We Are All Mutants

On the hunt for disease genes, researchers uncover humanity’s 
vast diversity

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8. Scientists Condemn New FDA Study Saying BPA Is Safe: “It Borders on Scientific Misconduct”

Researchers working on a joint NIH-FDA program to better regulate harmful chemicals accuse the agency of undermining their research with a flawed and deceptive study.

9. Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

10. Endangered desert species cling to existence

Facing drought and climate change, animals such as the Amargosa vole are struggling to survive in the Mojave Desert.