User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Independent
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Feb 19 2019 16:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The VW scandal leads to a path to healthier cities 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It was the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. How can it have the most impact?
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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The inconvenient truths behind the 'Planetary Health' diet 6.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The recently published EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems uses flawed research on health, sustainability and food systems.
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On-the-ground pollution data spurred stricter zoning in Los Angeles 31.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Locals’ efforts prompted buffers for auto shops and air filter rules for new buildings.
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A toxic past and present on the Spokane River 9.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In eastern Washington, a push to clean PCBs from its namesake river faces a dirty legacy and global pollution problem.
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After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation 3.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Immigrant workers and day laborers are especially vulnerable to health risks and wage theft.
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Trump’s EPA is reluctant to punish law-breaking polluters 28.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A recent report shows that law enforcement at the agency is declining.
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Hunting faces an ethical reckoning 18.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Gruesome social media videos show how far modern hunting has drifted from its roots.
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Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet? 10.12.2018 Current Issue
A new generation of environmentalists is learning to stop worrying and love atomic power.
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5 trends in sustainable retail promoting chemical safety 20.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Product health is what's in store for retailer strategies.
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A toxic fungal threat is encroaching on global food supply chains 12.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Shifting climates are encouraging these pests and diseases to flourish.
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Measuring progress to SDGs with a chemicals management survey 19.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We worry about our carbon footprints. What about our chemical footprints?
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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The next BPA? Why businesses must get ahead of hormone-disrupting chemicals 20.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Toxic substances are found throughout supply chains; here’s how to take action to keep your customers — and your business — safe.
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How circular innovation is creating business opportunities 9.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Take timber and denim, for example.
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Where are they now? A status report on previous 30 Under 30s 4.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Now in its third year, our roundup of 30 inspiring young sustainability leaders wouldn't be complete without a look at what their earlier cohorts are doing today.
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Resisting the terror of cultural genocide at Muskrat Falls 26.4.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada On Monday, May 7, a rally and nonviolent direct action will take place on Parliament Hill in solidarity with the Labrador Land Protectors, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are trying to stop an act of cultural genocide downstream of the massive Muskrat Falls mega-dam that experts predict will eventually cost $78 billion . Individuals trained in nonviolence will attempt to walk straight into the House of Commons and place on the desks of all 343 MPs pictures and testimonies from those at risk of methylmercury poisoning as well as mass drowning from a potential catastrophic dam break in Labrador. The gathering is in response to a call from the Labrador Land Protectors, who write: "This battle for our very lives can no longer be waged alone. Most of us in Labrador cannot go to Ottawa. We need your voices to help expose the major tragedy unfolding that there is still time to stop. Ensure the federal government sees our faces, hears our voices, and acts on our ...
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California Leads Nation in Pushing Back Against Trump Administration Health Policies 23.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
By giving a monthly donation of even a small amount, you can make a big difference to Truthout's future. Sign up just once and read on, knowing that you've pledged your ongoing support! These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other -- and in the case of health care, it's a sharp swerve. In the nation's most populous state, lawmakers and other policymakers seemingly are not content simply to resist Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. They are fighting to expand health coverage with a series of steps they hope will culminate in universal coverage for all Californians -- regardless of immigration status and despite potentially monumental price tags. The Golden State embraced the health care law early and eagerly, and has more to lose than any other state if the ACA is dismantled: About 1.5 million Californians purchase coverage through the state's Obamacare exchange, Covered California, and 3.8 million have signed up for Medicaid as a ...
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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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Where Will the Struggle Lead Kentucky Teachers? 15.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Kentucky Public school teachers protest outside the Kentucky House Chamber as they rally for a 'day of action' at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images) KENTUCKY TEACHERS, education workers and their supporters gathered once again on this weekend for rallies at the state Capitol in Frankfort. The protests represent the continuing urgency of the upsurge that has made Kentucky another site of the teachers' rebellions that swept west from West Virginia through states formerly considered to be conservative "Trump country." At the same time, the demonstrations highlight some of the dynamics and debates that teachers need to consider for the movement to succeed. At the start of April,  an estimated 12,000 teachers and supporters descended on Frankfort , sparked into rebellion specifically by a disastrous attack on public ...
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