"A persistent chemical formerly used in Scotchgard still contaminates most fish in U.S. rivers and the Great Lakes despite a phase-out a dozen years ago, a new federal study shows."
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- Source: EHN, 09/26/2014
"The decades-long decline in lead-poisoned children in Maryland has essentially stalled, but state officials said Thursday they are taking steps in the coming months to address gaps in the marathon effort to eliminate the environmental health threat."Source: Baltimore Sun, 09/26/2014
"Pollution investigators have found toxic compounds in groundwater below the Delaware Air National Guard base matching those that prompted shutdowns this summer of the city of New Castle's entire three-well public supply network and two Artesian Water Co. wells."Source: Wilmington News Journal, 09/26/2014
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to eliminate mercury pollution from dental offices nationwide."Source: Lake County News, 09/26/2014
"President Barack Obama on Thursday will designate the largest marine sanctuary in the world in an area of the Pacific Ocean that will be off-limits to commercial fishing and deep-sea mining, the White House said on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 09/25/2014
"The Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat."
"The U.S. Forest Service has tightened restrictions on media coverage in vast swaths of the country's wild lands, requiring reporters to pay for a permit and get permission before shooting a photo or video in federally designated wilderness areas."Source: Portland Oregonian, 09/25/2014
"NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ruled that BP must stand by the agreement made with the companies it compensated for losses after the 2010 Gulf oil spill despite the oil giant saying some claims were overestimated."
"On May 6, 2014, as I read through the morning's incoming email, a Food Safety Alert from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing a "voluntary recall of mangoes due to possible health risk" from the bacteria Listeria caught my eye. This grabbed my attention because at the time, a handsome sunset-hued mango, purchased several days before at my neighborhood market in Portland, Oregon, was ripening on the kitchen counter."Source: Mother Jones/FERN, 09/25/2014
"Brazil has refused to sign up to a pact setting a deadline for ending deforestation entirely by 2030."Source: BBC News, 09/25/2014
"Procter & Gamble, the maker of Crest, has just pledged to eliminate microbeads from its toothpastes by March 2016."Source: Yahoo!, 09/25/2014
"Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C."
"The Obama administration is pulling out the stops to renew and expand a little-known program that uses offshore drilling revenue for conservation."Source: The Hill, 09/25/2014
"LA TUQUE, Canada — For years, members of the Atikamekw First Nation have watched trucks rumble through their traditional territory, carrying out load after load of timber, only to see the profits slipped into others’ pockets. Recently, exploration companies have begun searching for rare metal and gold deposits on the land, a vast stretch of Canadian wilderness nearly the size of Maine. And like many First Nation tribes, the Atikamekw have had enough."Source: Aljazeera America, 09/25/2014
"UNITED NATIONS — President Obama, emboldened by his use of executive powers to fight climate change at home, challenged China on Tuesday to make the same effort to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions and join a worldwide campaign to curb global warming."Source: NY Times, 09/24/2014